DescriptionAndy Bans is a 2 bedroom holiday home with a lovely coastal setting in the heart of the Gaeltacht village of Kincasslagh in West Donegal. The holiday home overlooks Kincasslagh Strand and is just 1km from the quaint Kincasslagh Pier. Kincasslagh is the gateway village to the ruggedly beautiful Cruit Island which has numerous sandy beaches and a very scenic 9 hole links golf course.
In addition to Kincasslagh Strand and the beaches on Cruit Island there are several other fine beaches in the locality. These include the wonderful Mullaghderg Beach located between Annagry and Kincasslagh and the superb Blue Flag Beach at nearby Carrickfinn (5km)
The holiday home is an ideal base to explore The Rosses area of West Donegal. This is the historic and ruggedly beautiful area of the Donegal Gaeltacht between the estuaries of Gweebarra to the south and Gweedore to the north, including the islands of Rutland, Inisfree and Árainn Mhór to the west and inland as far as Doochary to the east.
Whatever sort of holiday you are after, the Rosses area has it all : landscapes, seascapes, heritage, culture, beaches, island-hoping, outdoor activities of all sorts in spectacular scenery.
There are a number of worthwhile day trips that can be enjoyed from the holiday home. These include Aranmore Island, the Dunlewey Lakeside Centre, the Fintown Railway, the magnificent Glenveagh National Park and Letterkenny - Donegal's main shopping town that also has a multi-screen cinema, theatre,indoor activity centres, mini zoo, county library & museum and the modern Aura leisure centre.
Donegal Airport is a 5 minute drive from the holiday homes, and currently offers regular flights to and from Dublin and Glasgow . Within 45 minutes flying time visitors can leave city life behind to enjoy the rugged Donegal coastline, with its many pubs and restaurants offering ‘ceoil agus craic’ or simply sap up the tranquility of the surroundings and the changing mood of the Atlantic Ocean.
Go sea angling with the Saoire Mara charter boat based at Kincasslagh Pier
Golf on Cruit Island Golf Club, a challenging 9 hole course. Gweedore Golf Club is another scenic 9 hole course.
Try some of the signed walk ways in the locality - Sli na Rossan and Burtonport Old Railway Walk
Visit Glenveagh National Park, with 16,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, wood and bogs. Glenveagh contains the largest red deer population in Europe. Within the National Park Glenveagh Castle and gardens are well worth a visit on their own.
Try sea, river or lake kayaking at Rapid Kayaking based in Annagry.
Go Rock Climbing on Cruit Island with Unique Ascent
Visit the Dunlewey Lakeside Centre - facilities include restaurant, tea-room, craft shop, adventure play areas, pets & animals, storytelling, boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, guided tours and weaving demonstrations.
Try some of the local award winning restaurants - Danny Minnies in Annagry or the Lobster Pot in Burtonport.
Relax in the Leisure Centre of An Chúirt Hotel.
Take a day trip to Aranmore, Tory Island or Gola Island.
Climb Muckish and Errigal.