Activities

Angling

Rathmullan Charters

Enterprise 1 charter angling boat -Aquastar 38ft, fully licenced by Department of Marine for 12 passangers. Toilet facilities, tea coffee supplied, latest electronics and safety equipment.

Fishing Lough Swilly for Tope, Ray-pollock, ling, cod, haddock, whiting etc. Also wreck fishing offshore. Rods, reels & tackle supplied. Also sightseeing trips, corporate outings, evening trips for children. Disabled anglers catered for.

Address: Post Office, Rathmullan, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9158129
Fax: +353 (0)74 9158315
E-mail: rathmullancharters@eircom.net


Sea Fishing Rathmullan Enterprise Group Limited

Rathmullan Enterprise Group Ltd offer sea angling trips from 1st May until 31st October on Enterprise I boat, an Aquaster 38ft with John Deere 220 hp engine. Skipper is Neil Doherty Bord Failte approved. Department of the Marine licensed. Sightseeing andcorporate outings also arranged.

Address: Ballyboe, Rathmullan, Donegal, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9158129
Fax: +353 (0)74 9158461


The Meadows Trout Fishery

The Meadows Fishery is a two acre stream fed lake situated on the beautiful Fanad peninsula in North Donegal. It has stunning views of Mulroy Bay, good road access and parking space. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout from 2 to 10 pounds.
Fishing is by fly only using barbless or debarbed hooks. A range of fishing options are available to cater for both the experienced angler and the beginner. Catch and release fishing is practiced after the quota has been reached.
Rod hire is available on site. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and wear the lifejackets provided.
Refreshment and relaxation faciities available on site.
Address: Letterkenny, Donegal, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)86 8047516
Fax: +353 (0)74 9159032
E-mail: info@irelandnorthwest.ie
Web: www.donegalfishing.com


Arts

An Grianán Theatre
Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal
Ireland

+353 74 9120777
angrianan@eircom.net
http://www.angrianan.com

An Grianán Theatre is a modern 383 seat arts and entertainment venue in Letterkenny in the North West of Ireland. We have a very varied programme of events throughout the year including comedy, drama, music, ballet and much more. Contact Martha or John for current programme.


Regional Arts Centre
Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal
Ireland

+353 74 9129186
rcc@donegalcoco.ie
www.donegalculture.com

The Regional Cultural Centre, a fabulous new multidisciplinary arts facility developed by Donegal County Council, has opened adjacent to An Grianán Theatre. Described by the Irish Times as a ‘cultural beacon’, the distinctive glass and aluminium structure was designed by the Letterkenny based, award winning MacGabhann Architects. It presents a programme of exhibitions, concerts, film, digital media, education and outreach.

The Centre incorporates:

  • A first floor art gallery
  • An auditorium with 150 retractable seats and full cinema facilities
  • Three multi-purpose workshops
  • Two dedicated digital media suites
  • Two small music rehearsal rooms
  • Two Foyer galleries

Programmes:
The new centre hosts a monthly film club and organises displays, music concerts, talks and exhibitions and also holds (in partnership with the Nerve Centre in Derry) the North West Film Archive.


Beaches

Ards Forest Beach

Another favourite day out with a picnic. The combination of forest walking and beach time is extremely alluring. The forest walking can be as demanding as you like, equally you can park up and head straight to the boardwalk for a long spell on the beach. In the summer season there is a charge for the car park.


Ards Friary Beach

The Ards Friary is signposted off the N56 and a good road takes you to the Friary. During the summer there is a pleasant cafe and shop open. You can park in one of the car parks and walk to the left of the car parks along by the sea. The stretch of sea here is called Sheep Haven Bay. There is a small beach near the Friary with some seats where you can rest a while. To the sides of the beach there are rocky pools where you can do some searching!


Ballyhiernan Strand, Fanad

Ballyhiernan Strand was a winner of Green Coasts Award in 2008. The Green Coast Award applies to beaches which have excellent water quality but which may be less developed or more rural in nature than Blue Flag Beaches. This is a fabulous beach, no matter what the weather conditions. It faces straight to the Atlantic Ocean and the large fetch often leads to spectacular waves. You will feel great after a stout walk on this beach; you may well say to yourself ...... 'time for a Guinness'.


Ballymastocker Bay, Portsalon, Fanad

This beach is best approached by the road from Rathmullan which runs along the western side of Lough Swilly. The reason being the fabulous views of Inishowen Peninsula including Dunree Head and the Urris Hills but most importantly the spectacular view of Ballymastocker Bay as you drive round Saldanha Head. The Observer newspaper once voted this beach the second most beautiful in the world! The part of the beach just below the Knockalla Mountains is sometimes used by surfers, however like most beaches in Donegal it is usually very empty! The beach, which has a Blue Flag, runs the length of Portsalon golf links and access to the beach is through the course. There is a pub and cafe facilities in nearby Portsalon.


Marble Hill Strand

Marble Hill Stand is located very close to the Ards Forest Park. It is a Blue Flag Beach meaning that the water quality is excellent and life guards are present on the beach when the flag flies. There is a hotel adjacent to the beach and this ensures that there is always a liveliness about the beach. It also provides an oasis for refreshment! The beach is in a beautiful location and is glorious at sunset.