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Our Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is the wildest, most captivating, coastal driving route in the world. Come and see for yourself...
    

Malin Head
A Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic way, Malin Head is  renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora. Today Malin Head is the Location for one of the Weather Stations for the Irish Meteorological Service. Banbas Crown is the most northerly point on Malin Head named Getting its name Banba from one of the mythical queens of Ireland.

Ballyliffin Golf Club

Ballyliffin Golf Club, consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten. This year Ballyliffin Golf Club has aspplied to host the Irish Open in 2019.


Knockmany Bends

The Knockmany Bends has one of the must  Spectular Vistas in the Inishowen 100. Found off the beated track between Malin Town and Malin Head you will be rewarded with Views over Fanad, Dunaff, Binnion, Glashedy Island, Isle of Doagh, Trabega Bay, Carrickabraghy Castle, Carndonagh and Malin Town.


Pollan Beach, Ballyliffin

Nestled against the backdrop of the hills of the Inishowen peninsula, Pollan Bay and the village of Ballyliffin is a place of great natural beauty where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Glashedy Island and the Atlantic Ocean. In recent years we have seen some wonderful Images of the Northern Lights taken from Pollan Bay and of course it is the last mile in the Ballyliffin International 10 Mile Coastal Challenge.


Doagh Famine Village

TheDoagh Famine Village takes you on a journey through the history of IrelandFrom the famine in the 1840s up until today's economic difficulties telling the story of Ireland as it was, from all perspectives.an informative, thought-provoking but at times humourous look at Irish life. The whole attraction is built around and includes original thatched dwellings which were still inhabited up until 1983 by the owners family and your tour guide, Pat Doherty. Check out www.doaghfaminevillage.com/

Carrickabraghy Castle
Carrickabraghy Castle built in the 16th Century, Strategically suituated on a rocky ourcrop is one of Four remaining O Doherty Castles in the Inishowen Peninsula and it was occupied by Phelim Breaslaigh O Doherty in 1600. It was here in 1608 that Cahir O Doherty, the last Chieftain of Inishowen, planned his ill fated rebellion. The Castle has bee uninhabited since 1665.



Glendowen, Traditional Irish Craft Shop
Glendowen Craft Shop and Studio encapsulates the wild spirit and beauty of the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal. Based in Meentagh Glen, Clonmany, the beautiful workshop and retail outlet is where tradition meets contemporary, where beauty meets function and ‘craic agus ceol’ rings around its walls.




Straid Church

Straid Church is situated approximately one mile out of Clonmany on the Urris road. Founded by St Colmb in the 6th century it is now a disused Protestant church. On the Church grounds, a rock with the traces of St Colmcilles knees is said to act as a cure for any ailment. To avail of the cure , it is believed one should rub whatever part of the body that was ill or sore with the water in the rock and then to bless yourself. Tradition tells us that in the past the locals would swear by the well before they would swear by a Doctor.


Glenevin Waterfall & Butlers Glen

The spectacular Glenevin Waterfall is located between Straid and Crossconnel, 2KM from the village of Clonmany. The roadside entrance to the waterfall and picnic area is beside the Glen House, The walk up to Glenivin Waterfall is well constructed with little bridges accross the river with Picnic areas along the way.


Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap offers Panoramic views of the Urris hills and the Atlantic Ocean, On the crest of Mamore Gap a number of holy relics are to be found. A holy well devoted to St Eigne and a small alter of statues are the centre. There is a spot on Mamore Gap " Magic Road" , where you put your car in neutral and it will roll up hill


Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre


Bernard and Catherine Devlin along with their children and other staff members run Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre through a shared passion and love for horses. Officially opened in 2012, already Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre has a growing reputation for providing a warm, friendly and safe environment where children and adults alike can have fun and enjoy the experience of learning to ride and grow to love horses.


Dunree Fort

Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations.Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since. It is a must see for every visitor to the Inishowen peninsula.
www.dunree.pro.ie/home.html

An Grianan of Aileach
A prehistoric enclosure built of dry stones on a hill called an Grianan, that rises to a height of 808ft and commands views down Lough Foyle as well as extensive panorama covering five counties. The hill we know as Grianan Ailigh has dominated the landscape of the Nortwest for upwards of 4000 years.
The Neolistic burial chamber uncovered during the restoration work in 1870's dates from 200BC.


Donagh Cross

Dating from the 7th Century these stones have stood for almost 1500 years. Antiquarians consier it to be one of the finest examples in Ireland of low-relief carved monuments remaining from ncient times. The cross is carved out of a single stone, Its decoration is unusual combining bands of interlaced ribbon with simplified figures in low relief.


Culdaff

Bocan Stone Circle, Temple of Deen, Cloncha High Cross


Surfing

Inishowen Surf School has been running since 2004, The Inishowen area has many great surfing spots with breathtaking scenery. You could be surfing alongside dolphins and seals or even catch a glimpse of the elusive but majestic basking sharks that often come to feed here in the summer months.

Wild Atlantic Way Climbing
Bren Whelan, is an award winning wildlife & landscape photographer,film maker and highly qualified Mountain
Instructors Certificate (MIC) & International Mountain Leader (IML) award holder, who has over twenty five
years of experience rock climbing in Ireland and Worldwide. His passion is to guide people on Donegal’s
finest mountains and sea cliffs and take them to truly unique places at Malin Head, Culdaff and along
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.