Introducing Gweedore & Around
The Gaeltacht district of Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) is a loose assembly of small towns in the shadow of Mt Errigal. It's a good jumping-off point for trips to Tory Island and Glenveagh National Park, but the coast, dotted with white sandy beaches, has been overrun by holiday homes. Consequently, Derrybeg (Doirí Beaga) and Bunbeg (Bun Beag) virtually run into each other along the R257. A few kilometres east, on the R258, a few hotels are scattered along the roadside – and that's pretty much Gweedore.
Away from the coast, dozens of small fishing lakes break up the bleak but spectacularly beautiful landscape. If you're driving, the N56 heading east out of Gweedore is particularly scenic.
On the main road in Bunbeg you'll find banks and an ATM, while Derrybeg has a post office.