Attractions

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 Beach in Falcarragh & Gortahork

Magheraroarty Beach

A beautiful beach that curves for more than 3km, with good walks along the shore and through the dunes. Even better are the views out to the islands, including Tory.
Area in Dunlewey

Poisoned Glen

With a name like this – misnomer that it is – how can you resist its allure? Follow a rough walking path into the rocky fastness of the glen (4km round trip) and watch out for the green lady – the resident ghost. So…
Mountain in Dunlewey

Errigal Mountain

The pinkish-grey quartzite peak of Errigal Mountain (752m) dominates the landscape of northwestern Donegal, appearing conical from some angles, but from others like a ragged shark's fin ripping through the heather b…
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…
Church in Dunlewey

Dunlewey Church

This roofless white marble, blue quartzite and brick church, overlooking Dunlewey Lough, was consecrated in 1853 and makes for sublime photos with the mountain behind and the lake beyond. Eventually the Dunlewey Est…
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…
Beach in Burtonport & Kincasslagh

Carrick Finn Beach

Head north of Burtonport on the coast road to reach the picturesque village of Kincasslagh (Cionn Caslach), with ancient cottages perched on top of rocky outcrops and the stunning Blue Flag beach at Carrick Finn. Th…
Mountain in Falcarragh & Gortahork

Muckish Mountain

The grey bulk of Muckish Mountain (670m) dominates the view between Gortahork and Dunfanaghy. The easiest route to the top begins southeast of Falcarragh at the highest point of the R256 road through Muckish Gap. Sw…