DescriptionDoire na Criadh is a modern 3 bedroom holiday home located 4km from Ballyliffin on the Inishowen Peninsula. The holiday home is located in peaceful countryside and enjoys views towards the sea. The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is just over 3km away while some of the main towns in Inishowen including Clonmany, Carndonagh, Malin Town and Culdaff are within easy driving distance
Ideal Base for a Golf or Beach Holiday
The holiday home is the ideal base for the keen golfer. The superb Ballyliffin Golf Club is a short drive away and features two championship links courses – The Old Course and the Glashedy Course . Ballyliffin been described as “the Ballybunion of the North” – and its not hard to see why. The golf links covers 365 acres of magnificent duneland and is bounded by rolling hills and mountains – the only other boundary is the Atlantic Ocean.
The popular family holiday resort of Ballyliffin is just over 4km away. This coastal village is well served with pubs and hotels. The fabulous Pollan Strand at Ballyliffin is popular for swimming, surfing and walking as well as being a mecca for sea birds. It has lovely playground at the beach entrance and features a coastal path along its length, ending with the ruins of Carraickabraghy castle.
Doagh Famine Village
Just 6km from the holiday home is the Doagh Famine Village on the Isle of Doagh. This wonderful amenity offers a large selection of life size attractions portraying life in Ireland from the 1840s until the present day. The centre is built around and includes original thatched dwellings which were still inhabited up until 1983 by the owners family and your tour guide, Pat Doherty. Some of the Famine Village’s buildings – such as the Orange Hall, Presbyterian Meeting House, Mass Rock and Hedge School and a Republican Safe House – depict the diverse history and culture of this corner of the Inishowen peninsula. Other buildings house information on the travelling community’s culture and other Irish traditions such as food, cures and the “Irish Wake”, a traditional send-off for the dead. Doagh Famine Village is designed to suit Irish weather and is predominantly under cover.
The Inishowen Peninsula
For bird lovers the Trawbreaga Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is right on your doorstep with its selection of southward migrating birds such as Garney and Shearwater. For the enthusiastic walker the countryside around the holiday home is a landscape of purple heather, small patchwork fields, streams and glens – ideal rambling terrain. The cottage also lies along the route of the famous Inishowen 100, 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
Other attractions in the locality include the Glenevin Waterfall near Clonmany, the Fort Dunree Military Museum overlooking Lough Swilly and the Maritime Museum and Planetarium at Greencastle Harbour. In addition to Pollan Strand there are numerous other unspoilt beaches within easy driving distance of the cottage including Tullagh, Leenan, Five Finger Strand and Culdaff. In and around nearby Malin Town there a number of AIRE approved equestrian centres.
Memorable Day Trips
Venturing a little further afield there are some major attractions well worth a visit. The Grianan of Aileach is a megalithic stone ringfort on the top of Greenan Hill with stunning views over Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle. Close by is the ancient and historic Walled City of Derry. With a beautiful setting on the steep hills overlooking the wide sweep of the River Foyle, Derry’s distinctive architecture and its famous walls provide enormous appeal. The Tower Museum is well worth a visit. The Greencastle to Magilligan Ferry makes the northern coast of Northern Ireland easily accessible from the cottage. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.
Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or simply want to unwind and relax, Doire na Criadh provides a cosy and relaxing holiday base.