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With the stunning coastline and the mountains of County Donegal to discover or visit Europe's smallest harbour (Bunbeg) and take a trip on the ferry to Tory Island so if you plan to visit Donegal, then Pennyburn House would be a perfect family holiday cottage for your visit.

Some of the attractions nearby include:

* Clubs/ Pubs

Ostan "SeaView", Milennium Night Club, Sean Og's, Huidi Beag's and more...

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore CLUBS/PUBS page

* Leisure facilities

Ostan Gaoth Dobhair, Swimming pools / Beaches, Ostan cois farraige, Errigal Health Center at An Cuirt Hotel...

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore LEISURE FACILITIES page

* Mountain Climbing -- (Dreapadóireacht )

Errigal Mountain is Donegals highest mountain peak. Errigal Mountain is one of the most popular climbs in Ireland. The ascent to Errigal in Dún Lúiche is clearly marked and this climb can be started at Mín na gCapóg near Dún Lúiche. Be sure to bring with you a good pair of Hiking boots/shoes and warm clothes if planning on ascending Errigal. Also make sure someone knows you are climbing in case of sudden fog or low cloud. Even though Errigal is the highest peak in Donegal it is a relatively easy climb and the visitor will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the three neighbouring parishes on reaching the summit. Other popular mountain climbs include An Mhucais and Sliabh Sneachta.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore MOUNTIAN CLIMBING page

* Bloody Foreland -- Cnoc Fola

Cnoc Fola has some breathtaking scenery for your eyes to see. Legend states that Balor of the Evil Eye was eventually slain by his grandson Lugh Lámh Fhada on the slopes of Cnoc Fola. Some people believe that the blood which came from Balor's evil eye gave the hill its name. Others claim that it derives its name from the fact that the rock takes on a warm, ruddy hue when lit by the sitting sun.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore BLOODY FORELAND page

* Golf -- Gailf

There is a 9 hole Golf Course at Machaire Gathlán, Gaoth Dobhair. The modern clubhouse provides all the necessary facilities. The course is open all year to visitors on payment of moderate green fees. Other 9 hole Golf Courses situated nearby include Cruit Island Golf Club and Cloughaneely Club in Falcarragh. Gweedore golf club Magheragallen, Derrybeg,Letterkenny, Donegal +353(0)74 953 1140

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore GOLF page

* Fishing -- Iascaireacht

This area is a fisherman's haven with ample facilities available for fresh water fishing and deep sea angling.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore FISHING page

* Swimming -- Snámh

There is an abundance of safe sandy beaches to be found right along the coast. Óstán Ghaoth Dobhair and An Chuirt Hotel have indoor leisure facilities which include a 17m swimming pool, jacuzzi and health club equipped with Nautilus health and fitness equipment.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore SWIMMING page

* Evening Entertainment -- Siamsaíocht

There is a wide variety of evening entertainment available in the local hotels, bars, lounges and clubs, ranging from traditional Irish music, ballad sessions, discos and céilí. Even enjoy a local GAA match in the nearby pitch, where you can see some of the future county players....

* Festivals -- Féilte

Various festivals are held in and around the North West throughout the year, the most notable being:

# Éigse Uladh, Gaoth Dobhair - Beginning of March

# Féile na Bealtaine, Rann na Feirste - Beginning of May

# Féile Anagaire - Beginning of June

# Gaoth Dobhair Angling Festival - Beginning of July >/span>

# Féile Ailt an Chorráin, Burtonport - Mid July

# Féile Thraidisiúnta Chnoc Fola, Cnoc Fola - End of July

# Mary From Dungloe, An Clochán Liath - End of July

# Féile Ghleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair - End of July

# Féile an Earagail, Dún Lúiche - Beginning of August

# Féile Loch an Iúir - End of August

# The Frankie Kennedy Traditional Music Winter School, Gaoth Dobhair - End of December for more see www.altan.ie

* Tory Island -- Oileán Thoraigh

Bunbeg Harbour to Tory Island Ferry timetable

Tory Island is located some 9 miles off the coast of North West Donegal. According to legend, Tory was the home of the afore mentioned Balor, the one eyed celtic god of darkness. The island has been inhabited since pre-historic times and there are many features of historical and archaeological interest relating to the Iron Age and the Early Christian Era in Ireland. Such features include the remnants of a four walled fort at the east of the island, a round tower, a T-shaped cross, which is one of only two such crosses in Ireland, the other being in Co. Clare, Saint John's Altar and the ruins of ancient monastic buildings. Saint Colm Cille built a monastery on Tory in the sixth century, which thrived until mid 1595 when George Bingham, Queen Elizabeth's Governor of Connaught raided it and destroyed everything he could not take away. Tory is the last remaining place in Ireland where you will find a King! The present monarch is Patsy Dan Mac Ruairí, who acts as the island's Ambassador.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore ATTRACTIONS page

* Wind Surfing -- Surfáil

Conditions are excellent for wind surfing along the many beaches. "Surfs up dude"

* Boating and Canoeing -- Bádóireacht

There is ample scope for boating but experience of the open sea is necessary as Donegal is bordered by the tremendous Atlantic Ocean and seas can become rough very quickly.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore ATTRACTIONS page

* Walks -- Siúlóidí

There is freedom to walk almost anywhere you wish in the open country, along the beaches and to ramble among the mountains and valleys. The Ulster way, which passes through various parts of the Donegal Gaeltacht, has a large portion of its route marked. More information on these walking routes can be obtained from Dunlewey Lakeside Centre at: +353 (0)74 953 1699.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore WALKS page

* Glenveagh National Park -- Páirc Náisiúnta Ghleann Bheatha

This is one of the largest national parks in the country covering an area of approx. 14,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods. The Park has also one of the largest herds of red deer in the country. The central feature is a nineteenth century castle surrounded by the famous Glenveagh Gardens. Facilities include a visitors centre, audio-visual show, exhibitions, restaurant, garden and Castle tea room, nature walks and garden tours. The park is located within easy reach of Gaoth Dobhair approx 20mins drive. A great place to bring the family for a relaxing day.

For more information please visit the Discover Gweedore GLENVEAGH page

* Rallying -- Spoirt Car

Donegal Harvest Rally takes place in Gweedor each Autumn. The rallys main point of call is Seaview Hotel which is .5km from the holiday homes or 5mins walking distance. This event is part of the Circuit Of Ireland Rally and is a spectucular event. Book early for this time period as houses are often unavailable for this time period.

* Music -- Music

This small area of Donegal is home to many popular Irish Atrists including Altan, Enya , Clanad, Daniel O'Donnell and Enya. All are originally from within 20mi of Bunbeg. You can even go down and visit Daniel's "Mammy's House"!!!

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