DescriptionJigger's Porthaw is a 4 bedroom holiday home with a beautiful peaceful setting just north of Buncrana Town. The holiday home enjoys views towards Lough Swilly and is just minutes walk from the secluded Porthaw Beach. From the front door, it is 2km to the centre of Buncrana
Jigger's Porthaw is a great central base to explore the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula. Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head, the museum at Dunree, the ancient ring fort An Grianan Aileach, the Famine Village on Doagh Isle and nearby Derry city are all well worth a visit. Jiggers is also a relaxing base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way in north Donegal.
Peaceful Coastal Setting
Right in front of the holiday home is a very scenic coastal path which runs for several kilometres along the shores of Lough Swilly - the Lake of Shadows. Visitors can also enjoy a gentle walk alongside the River Crana under the beech, maple and lime trees of nearby Swan Park.
Buncrana: The Gateway to Inishowen
Buncrana itself is the largest town in Inishowen and the second largest town in Donegal. Often called “The Gateway to Inishowen”, Buncrana is a popular tourist resort boasting 5km of sandy beaches. It is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful countryside, the rich cultural heritage and the wide range of attractions that Inishowen has to offer.
The town is well served with restaurants, cafe, shops, lively pubs and craft outlets. It has a small 9 hole golf club and there is a fine 18 hole links course at nearby Lisfannon. The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is just 22km away.
Local Attractions / Amenities
Visit the Fort and Military Museum at Dunree (10km)
Enjoy some of the many fine sandy beaches in the locality - in addition to Porthaw there are fine beaches at Lisfannon, Stragill, Buncrana and at Crummie's Bay (Portbane beach)
Go walking on the many coastal pathways, woodland, and hills on the Inishowen Peninsula
Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin (25km) This wonderful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour
Golf at the North West Golf Club at Lisfannon (6km). The internationally renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club is just 22km away.
Enjoy bird watching at the Inch Wild Fowl Reserve (17km)
Visit Grianan of Aileach. This is a 5000-year-old neolithic stone fort located on a hilltop at Burt, with commanding views of loughs Foyle and Swilly.
Go fishing on the Crana River or at the Pollan / Fullerton Dam
Visit the ancient walled City of Derry on the banks of the Foyle
Take a day trip to the majestic Glenveagh National Park (65km) in the Donegal Highlands