Inishowen has so much to see and do that sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to include in your Donegal Break. Here are our suggested things to do during your visit:
Only a short drive from Water and Wildwood, in about 25 minutes you can be on their doorstep. Doagh Famine Village takes in all things historical about Donegal and walks you through a day in the life of living here going back to the famine years in Ireland and beyond. Their guided tours cover the years of the Troubles as well as local customs such as Wake Houses and poitin making.
No need to pre-book as tours run on the hour and every day during busy season which is from St Patricks Day onwards.
Located only 10 minute's drive from Water and Wildwood and is worth a visit. Learn how local man, Cillian McLaughline purchased and transformed this land into an animal sanctuary based on his love of animals. Learn about his rescue bears, who he saved from harsh conditions and brought them to live in Donegal and live a life of peace. They even have their own Netflix Show with season 2 now in production. Not only can you meet the Bears (from a distance) but he also is home to Wolves, Lynx Cats and loads of other rescue animals. You can watch the keepers feed the animals and listen to talks from staff about how the animals live and thrive in this safe haven.
3. Wild Alpaca Way
Have you ever wanted to take a walk with an Alpaca? We have just the activity for you. Wild Alpaca Way is located near Malin Head which is a signature point along the Wild Atlantic Way. Stop along the route and take a walk with an Alpaca across the stunning knockamay Bens, which is a privately owned Alpaca Farm. With breathtaking views across the Atlantica and with an Alpaca to walk with, this is an adventure not to be missed.
Walking tours are approx one hour long. Your guide will stay with you for the duration of the walk and tell stories of how the Alpacas live and thrive in this area.
For any cycling enthusiasts, motorcyclists or runners, the Inishowen 100 route is a perfect way to explore Inishowen with a route to follow. This route is the basis for a lot of sporting events that take place in Inishowen including Tuff Inish and Quadrathon 2024. You travel along the coastal route and it takes in plenty of places to stop, enjoy a picnic, take in some beauty spots and even beaches. For days when the weather is poor, this also makes an excellent day trip around the coast.
5. Glenevin Waterfall
This is a stunning location you must see on your travels around Inishowen. Located in Clonmany, just on the outskirts of the town. It is a 1km walk to get to the waterfall but there are loads of picnic areas to stop and enjoy the views, the river and the waterfall itself. Carpark on site but tends to get very busy in Summer. There is a ice-cream shop and Tea room next to the walk entrance to stop and enjoy some light refreshments.
6. Beaches
Where to start with recommended beaches in Inishowen. The entire peninsula is lined with amazing beaches to choose from. Within a ten-minute drive you can arrive at Lisfannon Beach just outside Buncrana. Lisfannon  is sandy and with pure clear waters to enjoy a swim. Plenty of car parking nearby.
Another favourite is Tullagh Strand not too far from Glenevin Waterfall. A beautiful sandy beach that runs in a horseshoe shape around the bay.
Kinegoe Bay is a further drive approx 35 min drive from us but it is sheltered and golden sand surrounds the beach. The water is so clear as it looks onto the Atlantic and dolphin pods can be seen from the shore.
Moville offers a 5km walk along the waters edge all the way to Greencastle with lots of beaches dotted along the way to stop at. Just pick your favourite.



Water and Wildwood,
Co Donegal,
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