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Rathmullan, Co. Donegal

Rathmullan (Ráth Maoláin in Irish) is a small seaside village in County Donegal. It is situated on the western shore of Lough Swilly, 11 km (6.5 miles) north-east of Ramelton and 12 km (7.5 miles) east of Milford. Rathmullan was the scene of the Flight of the Earls in 1607.

The area offers some of the best beaches and the most beautiful scenery in the whole country. Near at hand pleasant walks and drives can be had to Kinnegar Strand, Mill Bay, Lamb's Head Bay and Scraggy bay in the North, and Cul Bay, Rathmullan Woods and Ray Bridge in the South.

Rathmullan itself features a truly beautiful golden sandy beach, which extends as far as the eye can see. In addition, a short 10-minute drive along the beautiful Fanad Drive, you will find Ballymastocker Bay Beach, which was named by the Observer as one of the top ten beaches in the world.

There are four golf courses near by to Rathmullan including Portsalon, Dunfanaghy, Rosapenna and a 9-hole course in Rathmullan itself.

The Golden Sands equestrian centre is a superb new facility offering pony trekking on forest tracks, unspoilt beaches and quiet country roads in the magnificent scenery of the Rathmullan area. All ride outs are accompanied by an experienced guide.

Quad Safaring, indoor Karting, clay pigeon shooting and paintball shooting are all also available close by.

Glenveagh National Park with its famous castle and gardens is nearby and next to it is the renowned Glebe Gallery at Church Hill. In addition, there is the corn and Flax mills, Ramelton Heritage Centre, the Rathmullan Flight of the Earl’s Centre and Ballydaheen Gardens. In addition, a trip to Northern Ireland including the Giant’s Causeway is always an enjoyable outing.

Gardens

Glenveagh Castle Gardens - County Donegal Ireland
Glenveagh Castle Gardens
Glenveagh, Co. Donegal
The more improbable the location the more exotic a garden seems, like some silken tent pitched in a savage wilderness. There could hardly be more Gothic setting for Glenveagh Castle than the wild vastness of Lough Veagh. The isolated ice age vall ...
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Golf

Ballyliffin Golf Clubhouse
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Links
Situated on the spectacularly beautiful Inishowen Peninsula, 40km from Derry City airport, lies one of Ireland's finest golf complexes. The exact date of origin of the game of Golf in the Ballyliffin area is difficult to pinpoint but by the middl ...
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There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

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Walled City Market - Derry - 1st Saturday each month
1st Saturday each month, 10am-4pm

The market offers a range of speciality goods, crafts and food from a variety of stalls.

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Centre of Derry

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Tourist Attractions

Tower Museum - Derry City County Londonderry Northern Ireland
Tower Museum
Londonderry, Co. Londonderry
The Tower Museum is an award winning museum with permanent exhibitions that include The Story of Derry exhibition and the An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition. However throughout the year the museum also plays host to a r ...
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Beech Hill Country House Hotel
Londonderry, Co. Londonderry
Just south of Londonderry, surrounded by 32 acres of peaceful woodland, waterfalls and gardens, this house dates from 1729 and retains many of its original details. There are plenty of churches to choose from in the area but the hotel is lice ...
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