DescriptionMountview is located at Dunaff on the western side of the Inishowen peninsula a few miles outside Clonmany. It is surrounded by spectacular scenery and is the ideal base for a hillwalking holiday - a new looped walkway has just been opened on the hillsides above Leenan Bay. This is an extra spacious property with 5 bedrooms and is fully equipped to ensure you have a comfortable self catering holiday.
Dunaff is a small village and the nearest larger town is Clonmany. Spoil yourself with a swim along Lenan Beach, a walk on the cliffs at Dunaff Head or a visit to the waterfall at Glenevin where the river tumbles 30 feet over a pitch black rockface into a foaming pool. The Gap of Mamore, five miles north of Buncrana passes between Mamore Hill and Urris at 800ft. above sea level. This is a favourite spot for tourist and local alike with its spectacular views of the Inishowen peninsula and beyond to the broad sweep of the Atlantic Ocean. The ruins of Leenan Fort can be seen at the bottom of the Gap.
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in Co. Donegal, Ireland. The name of the town in Irish - "Cluain Maine" is translated as "The Meadow of the Monks". The area has many natural points of interest and the Ballyliffin area is famous for its golf course. The Urris area to the west of the village was the last stronghold of the Irish language in Inishowen. In the last century, the north Inishowen area was renowned as a location of poitín distillation.
Clonmany's has three annual festivals. Clonmany Festival, attracts the young and not so young with its fun filled week long events. The McGlinchey Summer School looks at the history of the North West and The Inishowen Singing Circle is an concentrated weekend of traditional music and seminars. All three festivals generate and maintain a vibrant community spirit and are visited by people from all corners of the globe, returning emigrants and tourists alike. The Gap of Mamore in the Urris Hills takes the adventurous rambler on a long, winding path to spectacular panoramic viewpoints which encompass views of the Inishowen peninsula, the Atlantic Ocean, Lough Swilly and the neighbouring Fanad peninsula.
Local places to visit include:
* Doagh Island famine Village - This outdoor museum tells the story of life in this area in the 1970’s going back to the famine in the 1840’s resident Singers, Musicians and Dancers during June, July and August.
* Ballyliffin Golf Club, one pf the finest golf links in the northwest of Ireland is just a short drive away.
* Greencastle Maritime Museum - This outdoor museum tells the story of life in this area in the 1970’s going back to the famine in the 1840’s resident Singers, Musicians and Dancers during June, July and August.
* Fort Dunree Military Museum - Fort Dunree is perched majestically on a rocky outcrop overlooking Lough Swilly. An exciting new exhibition opens in the Museum this year covering the history of the Fort, the people who lived there and the events that shaped their lives. Original military equipment is used to tell the story of the Fort. Open June-September-all week
* Glenevin Waterfall - located just outside the village of Clonmany this spectacular waterfall reveals itself after a pleasant walk through the nearby woodland.