Ranafast, Annagry, Donegal, Ireland
- What's on ...
Golf at Gweedore or Cruit Island Golf Club, with its challenging 9 hole course;
Local, award winning restaurants include: Danny Minnnies and Caisleain Oir in Annagry; Neddies and Bonners in Mullaghduff; and the Lobster Pot and Skippers Tavern in Burtonport;
Bloody Foreland is furthest north of the many breath taking wild Atlantic views and unspoilt beaches along the Rosses and Gweedore coastline;
Errigal and Muckish in the Derryveagh mountains are only 15 minutes drive away.
Relax in the Leisure Centre or health spa of An Chuirt Hotel,
visit the 'Crolly Doll' Shop in Annagary; or
take a day trip to the islands - Aranmore, Tory Island or Gola;
Fish for salmon on the Clady river or charter boat trips from Kincasslagh Pier
What's on in the area
Local activities and attractions worth a visit
There are opportunities for fishing, golf, walking, climbing, classes in Irish language culture and dance and watersports, such as swimming, canoeing, sailing, surfing and sub-aqua diving and. The coastline and abundance of fresh water rivers and lakes are well provided with salmon and trout, so fishing is one of the most popular activities in the area. Boats can be hired or rented for deep sea angling.
The cottage is central to harbours where charter boats and ferries operate, such as Bunbeg, Burtonport and Kinkasslagh, the home of Daniel ODonnell. Arrangements can be made at the ports for sight-seeing, visiting the local islands including Gola and Aranmore or sea fishing. Permits, angling maps and guides can also be arranged.
Hill walking and coastal walks along beautiful beaches are popular, whilst the nearby Derryveagh Mountains can provide a greater challenge. Errigal can be seen from the house and Muckish is also close by.
Glenveagh National Park has 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs, the largest red deer population in Europe and a fairytale castle on the edge of a lake. There are guided tours in the castle, and you can explore the grounds with their wonderful gardens
Ionad Cois Locha Dunlewy Lakeside Centre is a family oriented attraction 15 minutes away with a boat trip around the lake, audio-visuals, farm yard with animals and pets, storytelling, children's adventure play area, restaurant / tea-rooms, craft shop, and weaving demonstrations and pony trekking.
Mary from Dungloe festival. There are a number of festivals throughout the year, many are to do with fishing, but the big event, not to be missed if you're here at the time; is the annual 'Mary From Dungloe Festival' held in late July. (In Dungloe.)