Things To Do & Local Information
|Our beautiful home is located between with villages
of Gleneely and Culdaff
and the peninsula is surrounded by Loch Foyle on the East,
Loch Swilly on the West and the Atlantic Ocean to the
Ferries run regularly from Greencastle to the Antrim Coast
and from Buncrana to Rathmullan on the West Coast.
Please Visit www.loughfoyleferry.com
for sailing times. There are countless places to visit
in Inishowen and further afield such as the beautiful
Antrim coast line where the Giant’s Causeway
can be visited. (www.giantscausewayireland.com).
On the West Coast there is the beautiful Glenveagh
National Park (www.glenveaghnationalpark.i.e)
and Port Salon.
Site Seeing and Places of Historical Interest
| • The famous Tory Ireland is a must where you
will be met off the boat by the King of Tory. The wildlife
• Fort Dunree Military Heritage Museum complex was
originally opened to the public in 1986, and has provided
interest for tourists of all ages ever since. It has also
been a source of great pleasure and reminiscence for those
of a military background, whether having served at the
post or just involved in military history. In addition
to the history, there are walks, wildlife. of the best
views in Inishowen and a great day out.
• The “Inishowen 100 scenic drive” is
a 100 mile (160 km) Route which is also walked or cycled
by many. You will not wish to break any speed records
as you linger and savour the many scenic and historical
gems which Inishowen, the largest of the Donegal peninsulas,
has to offer.
• Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is conveniently
located in the old coastguard station only 100 yards from
Loch Foyle ferry landing at Greencastle harbour. www.inishowenmaritime.com
Telephone 074 93 81363
• The nearest beach at Culdaff (Blue Flag) is approximately
1.5 miles away. There are many local beaches and all are
suitable for swimming, surfing, walking or just relaxing.
They are safe and suitable for children, most boasting
children’s’ play areas next to the beach.
The local bird sanctuary is very close to Culdaff beach.
| • Local walking (including hill walking) and
cycling guides can be booked by prior arrangement.
• Walk just outside Moville down to Loch Foyle
• Cycles can be hired from Straths Bridge, Carndonough.
They offer a wide range of bikes for all ages groups.
They are open 7 days per week. €10 per day €50
per week for bike hire. Collection and delivery service
Tel: 074-9374084. Mobile: 087-2758818. Fax: 074-9374084.
| Malin Stables
• There is something for everyone at Malin Stables.
Everybody is welcome, with children taken from four years
of age upwards. They have a wide range of horses and ponies
to suit all ages and experience from quiet cobs to competition
horses, all of which are well schooled, quiet and safe
and well cared for.
• Malin Stables are A.I.R.E. approved.
• To book or for further details Contact Laura.
Mobile: 086 3839644. U.K. 00353 86 3839644.
Rose Cottage Riding School
• Rose Cottage Riding School is a traditional thatched
cottage and is over 200 years old, it boasts stunning
views over Trabeaga Bay and has its own private track
down to the bay.
• Bay Rides, Beach Rides, Hacking and Lessons from
beginners to advanced. A.I.R.E. approved.
• To book or for further details Contact Katie.
Mobile: 087 6311676. U.K. 00353 876311676.
| Whale Watching days are also organised at Fort Dunree
which is an ideal for spotting passing Whales.
Tel: 074 9361817
| With many local golf courses it is a golfer’s
• The world famous Ballyliffin Links course is approximately
a 15 min drive away (www.ballyliffingolfclub.com)
• Redcastle and Greencastle both boast superb courses
within a 20 min drive.
| • Private painting classes for individuals or
groups can be arranged with a well-respected local artist.
• The area is a must for photographers both professional
Maiden Heaven Health and Harmony, Moville. Why not relax
and unwind with a massage or Spa treatment at Maiden Heaven
with Sisters Tanya and Karen who are dedicated to promoting
health and harmony with a range of treatments selected
for your well-being.
Tel. 00353 (0) 74 9385050
| Sea Fishing and fly fishing brings many anglers to
• Rods and equipment can be provided if so desired.
• Guides and boat fishing can also be arranged.
• Local Bunagee Harbour has deep anchorage with
a slipway and is also suitable for small boats.
• Buncranna River – ideal for fly and salmon
• Kayaking in Moville visit www.justkayak.ie
• Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011/2012.
The UK’s City of Culture 2013 Derry – Londonderry
is set to become part of the Clipper 2011/2012 Round the
World Yacht Race with an official city boat in the race.
• In addition the city will be an official host
port, welcoming the 12 strong fleet in July 2012 with
a showcase festival at the end of the final transatlantic
stage of the 40,000 mile race en route to the race finish.
• It will be the first time that Northern Ireland
has been represented in the race which attracts a global
audience of more than 460 million people. For more information
click on www.clipperroundtheworld.com
Restaurants, Banks and shopping
| • Shopping facilities and places to eat &
drink are nearby at Moville or Carndonagh.
• McGrory's Hotel, restaurant and music bar is situated
approximately 1.5 miles away. There are regular traditional
music sessions and the famous Back Room hosts many famous
artists from the music world.
• The Orchard Bar in Gleneely is a bright and cheerful
family run pub, owned for three generations by the McLaughlin’s.
First Grandfather Hugh then Patsie and now Darren. The
building is steeped in history and had been sympathetically
modernised recently, reflecting the original character
of the building in the 1930’s with a long sweeping
bar leading through the three spacious, open plan rooms.
• Rosatos in Moville is a real old style Irish pub
with two large open fires that has character and atmosphere.
It provides wonderful food and entertainment.
• There are many other restaurants and pubs in Moville,
including Rawdons which has traditional music every Friday.
• Moville is also the home of Dyland Fest and Beatles
• Greencastle has several pubs and the wonderful
Kealy’s Seafood Bar which is famous for its delicious
Greencastle Chowder and home baked brown bread.
• Kealys won the 2010 Seafood Circle of Ireland.
Tel: 074 938 1010.
• The Seafood Tavern Restaurant is Ireland’s
most notherly restaurant where you can dine overlooking
the Northern Atlantic and watch the fishing boats arrive
with catches that within a few hours, will be served at
one of its tables.
Tel: 00353 (0) 74 9370117