DescriptionNo 21 Ard na Greine is a modern holiday home located less than 10 minutes walk from the centre of Buncrana. It is situated in a quiet cul de sac development within sight of beautiful Lough Swilly.
The holiday home has four bedrooms to sleep 8 people including a large ensuite master bedroom. There is a stylish modern kitchen with dining area, a comfortably furnished living room with open fireplace and a utility room. There is a large driveway to the front and an enclosed garden to back and side featuring a furnished patio area.
Buncrana itself is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the northwest of Ireland. This is due in no small part to the beautiful beaches in and around the town which range from secluded, private coves to the superb 5km long Blue Flag Lisfannon Strand just south of the town. The town has many other tourist amenities including a large childrens playground on the shorefront, a swimming pool, cinema, amusement arcades, golf course, numerous cafes, restaurants and craft shops. Buncrana has a vibrant music scene with a host of local pubs or bars having live music most nights of the week. The Buncrana Music and Arts festival returned to the town in 2010, after a five year absence. Angling is popular on the local Crana River and Fullerton reservoir. The Buncrana Angling Association controls this fishery. The fishery is run from a purpose built angling centre where licences, permits and fishing tackle can be purchased and where boats and rods can be hired.
The Ancient and Historic Walled City of Derry
The ancient and historic walled City of Derry is just a 25 minute drive from the holiday home. A scene of much conflict in the latter part of the 20th century, Derry is today one of Ireland's most vibrant cities. Following the end of the troubles, the city has redeveloped much of its former character and charm. Some of the main attractions in the city include the historic walls, the Tower Museum, the Guildhall, The Millennium Forum and the Foyleside Shopping Centre. Derry is UK City of Culture in 2013 and will also host the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in that year. The city's annual Halloween Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish Festival Calendar.
Local Activities and Attractions
* Golf at the scenic 18 hole North West Golf Club at nearby Lisfannon. The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is just 18 km from the holiday home.
* Take a sailing course at the Lough Swilly Yacht Club in nearby Fahan
* Visit the Fort and Military Museum at Dunree. Fort Dunree sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking Lough Swilly It’s a beautiful spot. If the guns don’t impress you, the scenery and birdlife will.
* Take a trip around the famous Inishowen 100. This is one of Ireland's most scenic drives. The route includes dramatic coastal scenery plus a fine collection of ancient forts and monuments, traditional craft centres, and a dozen or so friendly villages. Scenic highlights include the Gap of Mamore, and Malin Head - Ireland's most northerly point
* Visit the Doagh Visitor Centre. This centre provides a great variety of exhibitions telling the story of the Irish Famine. It is also a place where the local customs, traditions, folklore and history of the Inishowen Peninsula are preserved in a permanent way
* Visit the the Inishowen Maritime Museum in Greencastle, which includes a state-of-the-art planetarium
* Use the Lough Swilly Car Ferry to explore the neighbouring Fanad Peninsula