DescriptionSwan Park Gate Lodge Buncrana - stylish 3 bedroom holiday home located close to centre of Buncrana and the wonderful amenity area that is Swan Park. This is the ideal base for your family holiday in Inishowen as it is within walking distance of the children’s play park on the shorefront, the coastal walk to Fr Hegarty’s Rock and Buncrana Leisure Centre. The front of the dwelling is securely gated and incorporates a small concrete yard to rear.
Buncrana is located at the mouth of the Crana River on the east bank of Lough Swilly. The town's Irish name means "Foot of the River Crana" and one of its delights is the walk under beech, maple and lime trees beside the brown waters of the River Crana. It is the principal town of the Inishowen Peninsula and has a wide range of shops, bars, hotels and restaurants.
The town has a modern, fully equipped Leisure Centre complete with heated indoor swimming pool. Close to the Leisure Centre, along the seafront walk, a new kids play area with an all-weather surface, has recently been built and this superb free facility can provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages.
Golf in Inishowen
For the golf enthusiast there is a small 9 hole course within the town boundary while the 18 hole course at Lisfannon is a short 5 min. drive along the coast. The Crana is probably one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the northwest and day licences are available from the local angling club.
Local Attractions and 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 and at Crummie's Bay (Portbane beach)
* 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 (15km)
* 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 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
* Take a day trip to the majestic Glenveagh National Park (65km) in the Donegal Highlands
* Go walking on the many coastal pathways, woodland, and hills on the Inishowen Peninsula
* Explore the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.