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About Dusty’s Place – Est 2006

Dusty was our golden Labrador. Eileen got him as a pup and he grew up in Portrush, then following her to college in Belfast & Dublin – attending lectures, rugby matches, pubs and vetting all visitors to the various student digs. For the last few years of his life, he could be seen on his daily walk in the Mournes and on the beaches of Portrush which he loved. Dusty died aged 15 years on the day we got the keys to this house. We felt the best tribute to Dusty was to name the house after him – so Dusty’s Place was established on the 12 May 2006.

As a family with three large dogs, we struggled to find places where we were all truly welcome. We wanted Dusty’s Place to be somewhere where dogs and their families can really holiday together. We know the importance of a place where the whole family is welcome,  having a large enclosed secure garden, a comfortable space for everyone to relax in the evenings and a house which is easy to navigate and keep clean.

We fell in love with this part of Donegal – Inishowen, which is part of the Wild Atlantic Way. With the vast empty beaches, beautiful scenery, craic in the pubs and yet still close to towns and the City of Derry and Causeway Coast and Glens.  It is the perfect base to explore and enjoy your holiday together.

We hope to see you  and your dogs soon.




  • Important announcement

    Due to a change in our circumstances we’ve had to make the sad decision to sell our lovely Dusty’s Place. It wasn’t an easy decision to make and we regret that it won’t be available as a dog friendly holiday let next year.

    As many of you know, we set up Dusty’s Place because we had become so frustrated trying to find secure dog friendly accommodation that welcomed a family of dogs, not just ‘one small dog.’ We have really enjoyed sharing our home with hundreds of happy dogs and their owners over the past 15 years and we are proud of the fact that we have been able to help make so many enjoyable holiday memories.

    Every year we have been delighted to receive many positive comments about Dusty’s Place and the surrounding area. We also loved welcoming so many returning guests.

    So if you would like the chance to extend your holiday to a forever home in your own doggy paradise please have a look at the listing


    It would make us so happy to know that the home we loved so much could give another family as much pleasure.

    Eileen, Fidelma, Woody, JJ, & Jess

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