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 North.

Ferries run regularly from Greencastle to the Antrim Coast and from Buncrana to Rathmullan on the West Coast.
Please Visit 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. ( 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 is spectacular.

• 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. 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.

Walking & Cyling

• Local walking (including hill walking) and cycling guides can be booked by prior arrangement.
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• 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 available.
Tel: 074-9374084. Mobile: 087-2758818. Fax: 074-9374084.

Horse Riding

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

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 dream location.

• The world famous Ballyliffin Links course is approximately a 15 min drive away ( and

• Redcastle and Greencastle both boast superb courses within a 20 min drive.

Painting and Photography

• 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 and amateur.

Relaxation and Health

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 the area.

• 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 fishing


• Kayaking in Moville visit

• 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

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 Fest.

• 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

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