Top things to do

Top Choice Viewpoint in Dunfanaghy

Horn Head

The towering headland of Horn Head has some of the Wild Atlantic Way's most spectacular scenery, with dramatic quartzite cliffs, topped with bog and heather, rearing over 180m high. The narrow road from Dunfanaghy (…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy


It looks unprepossessing from the outside, but owners Siobhan Sweeney and Peter Byrne are perfectionists who tend to every detail in Cove's art-filled dining room, and on your plate. The cuisine is fresh and inventi…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy

Starfish Cafe & Bistro

Pretty in blue, this fresh and cheery bistro excels from breakfast through lunch. At any time the baked goods beguile and there's all sorts on the menu, from French toast and handmade granola to rhubarb and raspberr…
Top Choice Pub in Dunfanaghy

Molly's Bar

One look inside the creamy-hued Molly's Bar and you'll want to stay. A wonderfully old-fashioned pub with proper snugs, it hosts regular live music (traditional, jazz, blues and more), while the terrace is the place…
Wildlife Reserve in Dunfanaghy

Ards Forest Park

Anyone looking to stretch their legs will love this forested park, criss-crossed by marked nature trails varying in length from 2km to 13km. Covering 480 hectares along the northern shore of the Ards Peninsula and 5…
Beach in Dunfanaghy

Tramore Beach

Reaching Dunfanaghy's loveliest beach, Tramore, requires hiking through the grassy dunes to the west of the village for about 2km.
Historic Building in Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy Workhouse

This prominent stone building on the western edge of town was once the local workhouse, built to keep and employ the destitute. Conditions were horrible. Men, women, children and the sick were segregated, their live…
Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy

Mill Restaurant & Guesthouse

An exquisite country setting and locally sourced, seasonally changing meals make dining here a treat. Set in an old flax mill that was for many years the home of renowned watercolour artist Frank Eggington, it also …
Cafe in Dunfanaghy

Muck 'n' Muffins

A 19th-century stone grain store houses this 1st-floor cafe, pottery studio and crafts shop. Even on rainy winter days, it's packed with locals sipping coffee, quaffing wine, and tucking into sandwiches, breakfast, …
Art in Dunfanaghy


This lovely eponymously named shop was once the 'hospital' for the workhouse next door. Today it is a much more cheery place: it displays works and crafts by local artists plus oodles of gift items.