Fanad, Co. Donegal

Fanad is a peninsula that lies between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay on the north coast of County Donegal that is is famed for its rugged coastline. There is a signposted scenic tour (72km/45 miles) around the peninsula that has some of the most striking cliff scenery in Ireland.

Fanad was the seat of the high kings of Ireland from the Cenel Connell. Congal Mac Fergus Fanad was high king of Ireland from 700 ad until his death in 710 ad. The Scottish Kings also trace their origins from Fanad. Irish families from Fanad include the O'Breslin-Fanad, The O'Donnel's, The O'Tunnys, and the scot galowgals, MacSweneys. The royal seat of Cenel Connell power in Fanad was at Cashelmor in "between the waters"

The rich sea provides many fine areas for pollock fishing. The area is also great for walking, hiking and the outdoors in general.


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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Rosapenna Golf Links
Downings, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Links
In the shadow of spectacularly rugged mountains, Rosapenna GC first came into being in 1893 on a sheltered site on the Rossgull Peninsula. That was after Lord Leitrim had employed Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews to lay out a nine-hole course " ...

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Rathmullan House - County Donegal Wedding Venue - Set Up
Rathmullan House
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Donegal has an other-worldliness that is increasingly hard to capture and, although recently extended, the Wheeler family’s gracious early nineteenth century house - set in lovely gardens on the shores of Lough Swilly - retains a laid-back ...
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