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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

This is an area with a rich tradition of music and is home to such well known acts as Daniel O'Donnell, Clannad, Altan and Enya. There are numerous Beaches, Restaurants, Hotels and Bars with entertainment from local to international artists. Irish music and dancing is ongoing throughout the area and can be found at the many festivals including the International Mary from Dungloe festival.

Eating out: The world famous Leos Tavern is as most of the local restaurants very family friendly, the family home of Clanad and Enya.
Other hotels and restaurants in the area include Caislean Oir and Danny Minnies

More about the Gaeltacht The Irish Language is spoken by most locals and the area remains dedicated to the Irish culture. Every summer Ranafast is filled with students from other parts of Ireland and beyond who come to the area, stay with local families and improve their Irish language skills. The Irish college in the area is called Colaiste Bhrmde (St. Brigid's College) Famous locals include writers Siamus S Grianna and Seosamh Mac Grianna, and international musicians Enya, Clannad, Skara Brae. The name (Rosses) comes from the Irish 'Ros'; for headland. The area includes the towns of Annagary, Kincasslagh, Ranafast, Dungloe, Doochary and Lettermacaward; - as well as the inhabited islands of Arranmore, Inisfree, Iniscoragh, Owey and Cruit. The district has a geography presenting a rocky, almost barren landscape, studded with a myriad of lakes, coastal sea inlets and numerous offshore islands.

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.)