Things to do locally

glenevin waterfall

The Glenevin Waterfall

This family friendly magical walk follows the river for 1km until you arrive at the stunning 40ft Glenevin Waterfall. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the fairies along the way. There is an onsite car park and benches for you to enjoy a picnic.

Urris Hills

Hiking the Urris Hills is a great way to appreciate the wonderful views of the surrounding area. There are walks to suit all levels of fitness from the family friendly Fairy Trail walk to the Glenevin Waterfall to the more challenging Urris Lakes Trail. These walks offer breathtaking views of Lough Swilly, Malin Head, Mulroy Bay, Tory island and Fahan Lighthouse.

Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s to the present day. A combination of informative story telling and life size exhibits provides an informative, thought-provoking and at time humorous look at Irish life. With regular tours throughout the day, 7 days a week and predominantly undercover it is an ideal place to visit any time and regardless of the weather.

Horse Riding

How better to enjoy the landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way than on horseback with Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre. Trek cross beautiful Tullagh beach or along quiet county roads as you unwind, relax and create an unforgettable memory. They are a fully A.I.R.E approved centre offering Pony Camps, Riding lessons, English & Horse-riding Summer programs.


2018 was the year when one of our hidden gems was brought to the attention of the golfing world. Ballyliffin Golf Club, nestled amid spectacular scenery, hosted the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Ballyliffin has long been a favoured course of Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy, so it came as little surprise when a television commentator remarked during the event “It’s like God built this place with a links course in mind.”


Some of Donegal’s most scenic beaches are situated close to the Glen House. Tullagh with its fantastic views out to Glashedy Island and Malin Head, Leenan which sits at the foot of the Urris Hills with views towards Fanad Light House and of course Pollan Bay in Ballyliffin. Not only does Pollan offers a wonderful beach walk, but there is also a children’s playground. This beach stretches for two miles passing along Ballyliffin Golf Club to the recently restored Carrickabraghy Castle in the Isle of Doagh. Inishowen Surf School offer summer camps and lessons on these stunning beaches.

Malin Head

Malin Head is reland’s most northerly point. Admire this area of great scenic beauty and discover its historical, scientific and ecological importance. Malin Head is renowned for its dramatic landscape and beautiful beaches. See some of the largest sand dunes in Europe when you approach Malin Head from the coastal road, along the north of Trawbreaga Bay at Lagg. Enjoy a walk, go fishing, swim in the shimmering water, take some incredible photos or study the unique rock formations.

Arts & Crafts

For lovers of Arts and Crafts will find a wealth of local talent here in Inishowen. Some of our favourite galleries and workshops include, Mary Crowley Artist Studio, Glendowen Craft Studio, Silver Birch Gallery and Studio, and Ben Holmes Gallery and Studio. The Rose Cottage Craft shop at the Glen House also stocks a lovely range of locally made Arts and Crafts.
There is so much to do, see and explore during a visit to Inishowen. Please visit our local tourism websites for a full list of wonderful tourism providers and attractions.