The Inishowen Peninsula is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and home of Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point. It is surrounded by often empty beaches – Culdaff and Carrowmena are three miles away, with the magnificent Five Finger Strand and Kinnego Bay are both a short drive. The area is a haven for wild life watchers, walkers and anglers and boasts four golf courses. For those interested in history, there are megalithic tombs, stone circles, ring forts, the Maritime Museum & Planetarium, Cairn Visitor Centre, Doagh Famine Village and Dunree Military Museum.
Dusty’s Place offers a great base to explore the North West with the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and Royal Portrush golf course all around an hour’s drive. The City of Derry offers tours of its historic walls, theatre, music and regular festivals. Co. Donegal’s Glenveagh National Park offers 16,000 hectares with castle, walled garden and woodland walks but dogs must be kept on a leads.
Inishowen boasts a number of well known bars and restaurants: Here is a couple to get you started: McGrorys Culdaff, Kealys Seafood Bar, Harrys Bar and Restaurant, The Red Door Country House and Rosato’s Bar and Restaurant.
There is loads to do on land and at sea:
- Inishowen Trails Guide
- Inish Adventures (water sports)
- Cycling Inishowen (carriage available for your dog if needed)
- Inishowen Surf School
- Whale and Dolphin watching
- Lough Swilly Yacht Club