GLENDOWEN CRAFT SHOP
THE HOME OF IRISH CRAFTS IN THE HEART OF INISHOWEN
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Take a look at what else Inishowen has to offer you. Plan your stay and make it all the more enjoyable.
Below are just a few of the wonderful attractions Inishowen has to offer.
DOAGH FAMINE VILLAGE
Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s through until the present day. You will be taken on a journey showing how families and communities have lived on the edge generation after generation, adapting and surviving as the environment and society around the local area changed over the years.
A short, but exceptionally rewarding walk through a wooded stream valley. Along the way there are a number of picnic areas and vantage pionts with stunning views of the surrounding coast and countryside. The walk ends at Glenevin Waterfall which is one of Inishowen’s most spectacular natural attractions.
The museum houses a fascinating display of military memorabilia and artifacts as well as an array of large guns from the 20th century. There is a state of the art audio visual and interactive display area and Tea room is available.
AN GRIANAN FORT
The ancient stone fort was the hilltop fortress of the Mc Laughlin and O’Neill Kings of Ulster before it was destroyed by Murtough O’Brien in 1101 A.D. Although, heavily restored, there are no doubts as to the antiquity of the site as it is one of only five Irish locations marked on Ptolemy of Alexandria’s 2nd century map of the world.
Carrickabraghy Castle, built in the 16th century is strategically situated on a rocky outcrop, overlooking Trawbreaga Bay. It is one of four remaining O Doherty Castles in the Inishowen peninsula The Castle has been uninhabited since 1665.
ST. COLUMBA'S CHURCH
As well as being the perfect vantage point from which to appreciate the natural beauty of Cluain Maine (Maine’s meadow), St Columba’s Church is steeped in local history. The original 7th century monastery on the site became the centre of the parish system in the middle ages.
Mamore Gap was once the sole gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road with magnificient, panoramic views, is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on the east, and the hill of Croagh Carragh on the west.
This abandoned British military base at Lenan Fort guards the mouth of Lough Swilly . Lookout posts, abandoned gun emplacements, underground magazine tunnels and other buildings stand in an amazing location surrounded by lough, sea and mountain.
The Urris Hills are host to a wide variety of historic features, from a 2nd world war bomber crash site to monastic ruins and pilgrimage routes. Urris Lakes Loop provide walks that will suit every level of fitness. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of Lough Swilly, North Donegal, Tory Island and the west coast of Scotland can be seen on a clear day.
BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB
Ballyliffin Golf Club is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Ireland boasting two championship links courses – The Old Links and Glashedy Links. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificient links courses will not easily be forgotten.
INISHOWEN MARITIME MUSEUM
The Museum is located in the old Coastguard Station at Greencastle Harbour. Its exhibits include boats from 6ft to 50ft, the Armada room, and items of memorabilia and photographs. There is also a new state of the art Planetarium, with explorations of the universe and a spectacular star show.
INCH WILDFOWL RESERVE
Located in the shadow of Grianan Of Ailleach Fort you will find thousands of migratory birds including, swans, ducks, geese and other waders visit this wonderful place. The 8km looped pathways with seating around the reserve are suitable for outdoor recreational activity such as walking, running and cycling.