• Ballyliffin Golf Club
  • Doagh Famine Village
  • Glenevin Waterfall
  • Mamore Gap
  • Malin Head
  • Dunree Fort
  • Horse riding/Hill walking/Surfing
  • City of Derry

 

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Ballyliffin Golf Course

 

Ballyliffin Golf Club, consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten.

The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer. Work recently undertaken by Nick Faldo has strenghtened The Old Links and brought much acclaim from members and visitors.

 
The Glashedy Links is a Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock masterpiece fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is rated amongst the best links tracks in the world.In 2018, it was home to The Irish Open confirming its status as one of the top links courses in the country.

 

www.ballyliffingolfclub.com

Doagh Famine Village

tells the story of a Donegal family and community living on the edge of Donegal and surviving from Famine times right up to the present day. A visit here also helps explain the road to peace in Northern Ireland, Ireland in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years and the current economic collapse. This highly recommended attraction is located a 3km The Brambles

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Doagh Famine Village contains a wide selection of actual size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago.

 

In fact, the centre has been built around the home of the owner who lived here with his family until 1983. By then, living in a thatched cottage was no longer fashionable and today this building tell of the subsistence way of life on Doagh Island.

 

www.doaghfaminevillage.com

Glenevin Waterfall

 

The spectacular Glenevin Waterfall is located just beyond the local village of Clonmany about 4km from The Brambles. The roadside entrance to the waterfall and picnic area is beside the Glen House, which in turn leads the intrepid adventurer along Glenevin valley.

 

The walk up Glenevin valley to the waterfall takes the rambler on a safe route which is well designed and sign posted. Newly installed picnic areas blend easily into the natural landscape and provides the rambler with ample opportunity to relax and enjoy a picnic. 

 

The waterfall is unsurpassed by anything else in its league in terms of beauty and splendour. Footbridges are dotted along the track as you criss-cross the babbling stream, stepping stones are available for the adventurous types.

 

www.clonmany.com

Malin Head & Dunree Fort

 

Malin Head lies at the most northerly tip of the island of Ireland. With the wild Atlantic Ocean for a neighbour, the area is renowned for epic coastal scenery, thriving birdlife and plenty of historical significance.

 

Enter Malin Head along the west side of the Wild Atlantic Way’s Inishowen Peninsula and continue to the tip called Banba’s Crown (named after a mythical Irish queen). "The Tower", as it’s known locally, was built by the British Admiralty in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout to help defend against possible French attack.

 

Moving on, you’ll also find Fort Dunree (Dun Fhraoigh in Gaelic, or "Fort of the Heather"), along with two museums and a display of military artefacts from the local area.

 

Below the turbulent waters, there are more ocean liners and German U-boats sunk off this stretch than anywhere else in the world. If you prefer to stay on dry land, though, go for a ramble on Banba’s Crown by following the western path from here to Hell’s Hole. This dramatic chasm is 76 metres (249 feet) deep, so mind your step!

City of Derry-Londonderry

Having been placed by Lonely Planet as the fourth best city to visit in 2013 by a panel of travel experts and awarded the first ever UK city of Culture for 2013 Derry is most certainly the place to be!

 

Londonderry, Derry, Doire or even 'Legenderry' as it has been recently renamed, is a centre of culture and creativity. It's a city famous for its confident modern outlook as it is for the timeless quality of its craic. 

 

Meander through the bustling streets of the only completely Walled City in Ireland and the British Isles and listen to the echoes of 1450 years of history. Stroll along its 17th century walls which are over 400 years old, and marvel at the ever-changing skyline of a city which is constant only in the warmth of its welcome. 

 

Stroll across the gleaming new Peace Bridge which curves majestically across the River Foyle leading to the spectacular new development at Ebrington.

 

www.visitderry.com

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