PLACES TO VISIT

Doe Castle

Open to the public with guided tours during July and August. Situated at the head of an inlet on Sheephaven Bay . Associate with the Mc Suibhne Clan  and Red Hugh O’ O’Donnell. The castle was lived in till 1909.  Recently renovation work was carried out on the building and it opened to the public in 2016.

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 20 minutes approx.

Ards Forest Park

Ards Forest Park is the most northerly forested park in Ireland located on Sheephaven Bay.  It has a wide diversity of flora and fauna. It has also many features of historical and archaeological value in addition to sandy beaches, walks, viewing points, picnic and play areas. There are a variety of walks and trails to enjoy including the Heritage Trail which is 3.5 kilometres long.

Contact: 00353 (0)749121139

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 30 minutes approx.

Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse situated on the Fanad Peninsula along the Wild Atlantic Way. The lighthouse was built following the shipwreck of the HMS Saldanha in 1812.  Enjoy the magnificent scenery as  you travel from the Ros Goill Peninsula via the majestic Harry Blaney bridge to the Fanad Peninsula.

Contact: http://www.fanadlighthouse.com

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 30 minutes approx.

Glenveigh National Park

Glenveigh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveigh Mountains in north – west Donegal. It is a national Heritage site and the castle is located within 16,000 acres of rugged hills and mountains. You can take a guided tour of the castle, walk in the gardens or take a stroll through the hills and enjoy a snack in the award winning tea rooms afterwards.

For more information: http://www.glenveighnationalpark.ie

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 50 minutes approx.

Glebe Gallery

The Glebe Gallery houses the art collection of Derek Hill, the famous landscape and portrait painter who lived and worked here till he presented the house and art collection to the state in 1981. it is situated on the shores of Gartan Lough beside Glenveigh National Park.

Contact: Telephone 00353 (0)74 9137090.

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 50 minutes approx.

St. Colmcille Heritage Centre, Gartan

St. Colmcille Heritage Centre in their audio visual display endeavours to give visitors  an outline of a period in Irish and European history at the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Medieval Period.

For more information:http://www.colmcilleheritagecentre.ie

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 50 minutes approx.

Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Take a step back in time and  enjoy a video and a guided tour of the mill. Its a complex of  restored industrial buildings, powered by the River Swilly.

Contact: Telephone 00353(0)749125115

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 50 minutes approx.

Dunlewey Centre

The Dunlewey Centre is situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the Poison Glen.Its attractions include an outdoor play area with farm animals. Enjoy a walk along the shores of Dunlewey Lake or take a cruise on the lake. It also has a restaurant and a tea room with a craft shop.

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 60 minutes approx.

Slieve League

Travel on to Slieve League and take in the wonderful scenery. One of the highest sea cliffs in Europe  and twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher. To the south you can view the Sligo mountains and Donegal Bay as you climb to the highest point on the cliffs.

Contact: http://www.irishtrails.ie

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 2 hours approx.

Grianán of Aileach

This is a historic stone build hilltop forth, situated 800 feet above sea level. It commands a wonderful view of Foyle, Lough Swilly and surrounding countryside.

Www.wildatlanticway..com

Driving distance from Carraig Donn 60 minutes approx.