Dunfanaghy on The Wild Atlantic Way
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way brings together all the special ingredients you need for a truly unforgettable holiday.
If you are visiting Donegal on your Wild Atlantic Journey then don’t miss our Top 10 Things To Do in and around Dunfanaghy.
1) Begin or end any day in Dunfanaghy on a gastronomic high by enjoying the very best local produce from Donegal’s Wild
Atlantic Way. Dunfanaghy is filled with beautiful cafes and eateries and here at Arnolds Hotel our menu is alight with the finest ingredients - whether it’s a healthy breakfast, a
tasty brunch of Donegal Bay Mussels or Atlantic Seafood Chowder or a delicious Gourmet Burger at Arnou Cafe and Gourmet Burger Bar.
2) Feel the salt spray from the Wild Atlantic Ocean on your face as you enjoy a swim along the shores of Killahoey Beach, Dunfanaghy or why not enjoy a surf lesson from Jaws or Narosa, our local watersport providers. They also offer kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing.
3)Experience one of the local hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way, Horn Head Discovery Point, with it's towering sea cliffs overlooking Tory Island and breathtaking views of the Errigal to Muckish Mountain Ranges just a fifteen minute minute drive from Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy. Drive along the absolute edge of North Western Europe or enjoy one of the local guided walks and take in these stunning marine coastal views.
4) Nothing says ‘true escape’ like a trip to an island. Take a day trip to Tory Island and enjoy the many historical sites and stories from the locals. You might even be lucky enough to meet the King of Tory himself!
5) At the award-winning Glenveagh National Park take a tour of the 19th century castle, observe the incredible wildlife or roam through the idyllic gardens, glens and woods that make up this special Donegal gem.
6) The scene is set for a truly memorable game of golf at Dunfanaghy Golf Club, an 18 hole links course just a two minute drive from the hotel, under the sheltering arm of Horn Head peninsula and Killyhoey Beach lapped by the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
7) Learn more about one of Ireland’s more prominent eras of Irish history, the Irish Potato Famine, through an emotive exhibition focusing on ‘Wee Hannah’ at the original Dunfanaghy Workhouse.
8) Art lovers will not want to miss a visit to The Glebe House and Gallery which displays items from the William Hill collection, Islamic and Japanese art and over three hundred works by leading twentieth-century artists including Picasso and Kokoshka.
9) Take a step back in time and visit the homestead of the world renowned weaver Manus Ferry at Dunlewy Centre. Enjoy stories of times gone by and a tour of the lake where you will pass the beautiful Guinness Estate.
10) The county of Donegal is dotted with ruins of old castles. Discover the history and beauty of local Doe Castle, the mid 16th century home of the MacSweeney Clan which served as a refuge for ship wrecked sailors from the Spanish Armada in 1588.