Teach Donncadh is the ideal base for exploring with lots of fun and exciting things to do. From the un-spoilt tranquil blue flag beaches that surround the island to the secluded nearby gaeltacht islands of Owey, Gola, Arainn Mhor and Tory you will never get bored. For the nature lover Cruit itself is a nature reserve with the island being home to a wide range of flora and fauna as well as a variety of marine wildlife, seabirds, seals and occasionally dolphins and basking sharks. Below outlines just some of the great activities, places to visit and where to eat while staying with us.
Cruit Island Golf Club
Set on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic ocean you will savour unrestricted panoramic views that will take your breath away. A true natural 9 hole links course, golf at its best, par 68, where every shot must be methodically thought out. Visit http://www.cruitislandgolfclub.com/ for more infomation
Rock Climbing and Hill Walking
“Rock agus Roam is an outdoor adventure and culture experience in Western Donegal. Specifically designed so you can try a vibrant selection of outdoor activities, including rock climbing and Sea kayaking along the wild Atlantic coastline. Island hopping in a traditional lug rig or trekking in spectacular landscapes. Sea foraging on our coastline, and all with the most experienced native speaking guides. ” For more information visit www.mng.ie
Saoire Mara Charters
Saoire Mara Charters operates a charter boat providing an exciting range of marine activities. Boat trips depart daily from Kincasslagh Pier offering Coastal Cruises, Deep Sea Angling and Island hopping . To find out more Visit http://www.saoiremara.com/
Cruit Island offers breathtaking scenery of the rugged Donegal coastline and well as many hill walking treks and historical trails nearby including the railway walk in Burtonport. To find out more visit: http://www.irishtrails.ie/trails.aspx?c=Donegal
The Rosses Fisheries comprises of over 120 lakes and a wide choice of trout and salmon fishing. To find out more visit www.rossesanglers.com/
Cruit Island Rock Climbing
Visit http://www.uniqueascent.ie/cruit_island_guide for more information
Based in nearby Carrickfinn rapid kayaking offers 1/2-day sit-on kayaking tours, sit-on kayak trips and open canoe journeys with something to suit everyone. To find out more visit: http://www.rapidkayaking.com/
Inishfree charters at Burtonort pier offer Scuba Diving services. Phone Oscar Duffy on 087 925 3534 for more information or visit https://www.facebook.com/inishfree.centre
Places to visit:
Ionad Cois Locha / Dunlewy centre
The centre lies in a unique setting at the foot of Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in the County, situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the haunting and mysterious Poison Glen. It offers a restauant and tea rooms, play area for children, craft shops, boat cruise, petting zoo, pony riding and traditional music sessions.
Daniel O’Donnell Visitor center
A museum on the main street in dungloe celebrating Daniels life with displays, videos and exclusive memorabila showcase his international career over the last 25 years. A must for any fan.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals with beautiful gardens, castle and visitor centre.
Ferry to Arainn Mhor Island
Savour the beautiful and untamed landscape, Gaelic culture, quiet country roads with abundant wildlife, turf fires and lively pubs.
Ferry to Tory Island
Visit the rugged beauty of Tory Island and explore its spectacular scenery.
An Clahan Art Gallery, An Chuirt Hotel Gweedore
An Clachán Gallery is the largest Art & Craft Gallery in Donegal offering working art and craft studios to view and some of the best contemporary art & craft from all over Ireland
The Rosses Art Gallery, Kincasslagh
Quaint Art and craft gallery with Ellies Tea Rooms in the center of Kincasslagh Village.
Mary from Dungloe: http://www.maryfromdungloe.com/
Loinneog lunasa Gweedore festival of music http://loinneoglunasa.com/
Earagail Arts Festival http://www.eaf.ie/
Places to Eat:
Careys Viking House, Kincasslagh, http://www.vikinghousehotel.com
Iggy’s Bar, Kincasslagh Village http://www.pubsdirect.ie/iggysbar
The Lobster Pot, Burtonport, http://www.lobsterpot.ie/
Danny Minnies Restaurant, Annagry, http://www.dannyminnies.ie/
The Bayview Bar, Dungloe https://www.facebook.com/BayViewBar
The Stepping Stone Bar and The Bank Bistro, Dungloe http://www.danielodonnellvisitorcentre.com/stepping_stone
The Midway Bar, Dungloe http://themidwaybb.com/
Karma Indian Restaurant, Greenes Corner, Dungloe
The Golden Palace, Main Street, Dungloe
The Lucky Inn, Fair Hill, Dungloe