Attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Malin Head

Banba's Crown

On the northernmost tip of Malin Head, called Banba's Crown, stands a cumbersome 1805 clifftop tower that was built by the British admiralty and later used as a Lloyds signal station. Around it are concrete huts tha…
Top Choice Historic Site in Carndonagh

Donagh Cross

The intricate 7th-century Donagh Cross stands under a shelter by an Anglican church at the west end of town. It's carved with a darling short-bodied, big-eyed figure of Jesus, smiling impishly. Flanking the cross ar…
Top Choice Beach in Portsalon & Fanad Head

Ballymastocker Beach

Once named the second most beautiful beach in the world by the British newspaper the Observer, this tawny-coloured Blue Flag beach is a fine place to while away the hours.
Top Choice Beach in Culdaff

Culdaff Beach

This Blue Flag beach is good for swimming and windsurfing. You can wander its gorgeous length and get lost in the grassy sand dunes. There's a fun playground.
Museum in Inishowen Peninsula

Fort Dunree

Fort Dunree is the best preserved and most dramatic of six forts built by the British on Lough Swilly following the 1798 uprising of the United Irishmen (which was supported by France), when fears of a French invasi…
Historic Site in Northeastern Donegal

Grianán of Aileách

This amphitheatre-like stone fort encircles the top of Grianán Hill like a halo and offers eye-popping views of the surrounding loughs. On clear days you can see as far as Derry. Its small arena can resemble a circu…
Museum in Clonmany & Ballyliffin

Doagh Famine Village

Set in a reconstructed village of thatched cottages, this open-air museum is packed with fascinating titbits about the tough times of the 19th century, and insightful comparisons with famine-stricken countries today…
Museum in Greencastle

Inishowen Maritime Museum

A disarmingly eccentric collection of artefacts can be found at this museum in a former coastguard station on a grassy verge overlooking the harbour. The most fascinating exhibits are from the sunken wrecks of Lough…
Museum in Greencastle

Maritime Museum

This fine museum reveals the part this area played in one of Ireland’s most powerful stories: mass emigration to America and Australia.
Historic Site in Culdaff

Clonca Church & Cross

Inside this church is an intricately carved tombstone sporting a sword and hurling-stick motif. The carved lintel over the door is thought to come from an earlier church. Outside, the remains of the cross show the m…