Local Area Information

Mullaghduff is located on the Wild Atlantic Way between the villages of Kincasslagh and Annagry in an area of County Donegal known as The Rosses.  The nearest beaches (2km) are Mullaghderg beach and Carrickfinn (blue flag) beach and boatstrand. 


Bonner's Bar is just 400mts from the cottage and holds traditional music sessions weekly throughout the summer season.


Kincasslagh, home of singer Daniel O'Donnell, is 3km away - here you will find a convenience store, post office and Iggy's bar.  Kincasslagh Pier is the departure point for the MV Caitlin Marie, a charter boat skippered by Paul McGonagle of Saoire Mara Charters, available for hire for deep sea angling or Coastal Island Cruises (Owey, Gola, Arranmore and Tory Islands) http://www.saoiremara.com/


Annagry village has a convenience store, post office, pharmacy, Dannie Minnies restaurant, cafe, takeaways and bars.  Traditional music sessions are held nightly in Annagry during the summer season.


Golfing: The nearest Golf Course is a nine holes links course (par 68) at Cruit Island (10km away), set on the edge of the Atlantic with breathtaking views. Telephone Number 00353 74 9543296.  Other courses are available at Gweedore, Narin/Portnoo, Murvagh, Rosapenna, Ballyliffin, Bundoran, Buncrana, Ballybofey/Stranorlar, Dunfanaghy, Greencastle, Redcastle and Letterkenny.


Fishing: Brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing from early May to mid September at nearby Loughanure lake, over 4km long flowing from the Crolly river to the Atlantic Ocean.  Permits available from Loughanure Anglers Club.  The Rosses Anglers Association oversee the Rosses fishery comprising around 130 loughs and rivers, permits can be arranged through Bonner's fishing tackle shop in Dungloe.  For deep sea angling see information for Kincasslagh above.


Walking:  There are numerous walks locally, suitable for serious hikers or those who prefer a gentle stroll.  Sli na Rosann is a 65km looped trail (grade: moderate) starting in Dungloe, Sli an Earagail is a 77km looped trail starting in Dunlewy and is graded easy.  Shorter walks include the Burtonport Railway Walk (6.2km, easy to moderate) and Sli Arranmore (14km, moderate).  Glenveagh National Park has a 2km Nature Trail, a 1km Garden Trail and the View Point Trail is also 1km.


Climbing:  Rock-climbing, Mountaineering, Abseiling and Sea Stack Ascents in the Rosses (Maghery, Cruit Island, Arranmore, Gola, Owey and Tory).  Donegal hosts more climbable rock than the rest of the country combined, a collection of world class rock climbs in some of the most remote and unspoiled locations in Ireland for all abilities including Ireland's longest rock climb, Ireland's largest mountain crag and Ireland's highest sea stack.  For more information contact Iain Miller, Unique Ascents, email: uniqueascent@gmail.com  


Surfing: Dooey beach near Dungloe has over 3km of sandy beach and ideal waves for surfers of all abilities.  Surf lessons, surf rentals and childrens surf camps are availalable during the holiday season from Wild Atlantic Surf School, contact wildatlanticsurfschool@gmail.com


Diving/Sea Safari and Heritage Tours:  The MV Elsie Jayne can be chartered to provide a range of marine based leisure activites - www.divearranmore.com


Kayaking:  2 or 4 hour kayaking tours along the stunning Rosses coastline, visiting islands, caves, rocks and sea arches.  No experience required, all equipment supplied.  Contact rapidkayaking@gmail.com


Sailing:  Selkie Sailing is a family run sailing school in nearby Gweedore offering tuition and practical guidance for sailing, kayaking, boat handling and watersports in general.  Tel:  00353 86 2223328


Snorkelling:  The Rosses Snorkellers are a local club for all ages.  Visitors are welcome to join in on Sundays and Tuesdays (own equipment required) along the Rosses coastline and islands.  Tel: Joanne on 00353 87 2839514


Stand Up Paddle Boarding:  SUP is one of the fastest growing watersports worldwide and can be arranged locally through Maghery Coastal Adventures, tel 00353 87 3992651 or magherycoastaladventures.ie


Horse riding:  Wild Atlantic Equestrian Centre, Dunlewy - open all year round Tues - Sunday.  www.wildatlanticequestriancentre.ie


Eating out:  The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, but if you prefer not to cook while on holiday there are plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafes and take-aways to choose from:

  • Caisleain Oir, Annagry, 3km
  • Viking House, Kincasslagh, 3km
  • Danny Minnies Restaurant, 4km
  • Cafe Shli an Atlantaigh, 4km
  • Leo's Tavern, Crolly, 7km
  • Lobster Pot, Burtonport, 10km
  • An Chuirt, Gweedore, 12km
  • Bayview Bar, Dungloe, 12km
  • Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe, 12km
  • Butterrock Cafe, Dungloe, 12km


Travelling around Donegal:  While car hire is recommended, it is not essential.  If you decide not to bring/hire a car, donegalchauffeurtravel.ie can arrange tailor made tours along the Wild Atlantic Way, to heritage sites and Glenveagh National Park.

For more information on activities/attractions in Donegal please check www.govisitdonegal.com