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In summertime Dunfanaghy is a busy seaside village full of holiday makers enjoying the beaches, eateries, boutique shops and pubs.

It’s a great place to spend some time with lots to do for families, couples or even if you fancy a few days away for yourself!

Must Do's

Activity

Horse Riding with the Dunfanaghy Stables

What a great way to spend an afternoon, galloping along a gorgeous sandy beach or taking off to the hills with your lunch to go! Kids can learn the ropes on the wee ponies around the stables yard. The stables team are full of fun youthful energy so give it a go and enjoy yourself.

Beach Walk

Tramore Walk

An incredible stretch of beach with wonderful views of Horn head, and the islands including Toriagh. You can really stretch your legs here with kilometres of rugged coastline to walk. The surf here is fantastic for the more experienced. Make sure and catch this beach at sunset, it’s a sight you won’t forget too soon!

Special Point of Interest

Horn Head

Makes the Cliffs of Moher look mediocre. Simply put this is a stunning natural wonder, a 200ft cliff line decending into the deep blue below. The panoramic views you see here are unbelievable, from the rolling hills of Fanad through Sheep Haven bay taking in Dunfanaghy, Muckish and the Derryveagh mountains. Tramore beach sits below and you can see all the way past Magheraroarty to Cnoc Fola, out to sea sits the historic Toriagh island!

Eatery

The Rusty Oven

Fantastic spot for a sour dough pizza. Always busy but you can grab a drink from Patsy Dan’s and retell the tale about that amazing wave you caught while you wait. If the sun is shining sit outside and be amazed by the crispy sour dough bases and well thought through topping combos. If you’re feeling a little fruity you can order a dessert pizza with seasonal fruits and nutella. Nom flipping nom.
MORE ACTIVITIES

Golf

Check out Dunfanaghy golf club for some exciting links play, non members welcome. Be sure and bring some sun cream… along with a rain jacket!

Horse Riding with the Dunfanaghy Stables

What a great way to spend an afternoon, galloping along a gorgeous sandy beach or taking off to the hills with your lunch to go! Kids can learn the ropes on the wee ponies around the stables yard. The stables team are full of fun youthful energy so give it a go and enjoy yourself.
EATERIES

Dunfanaghy is packed with all kinds of eateries, from trendy coffee shops to a good fry up and gourmet dining with sorbet between courses!

You’ll have to make your own mind up on your favourites but here’s some of our recommendations.

Muck and Muffins

The only thing better than the sandwiches and baked potatoes is the banter you’ll get from the staff. Always a cheery atmosphere to warm you up on a cold and blustery day. The sandwiches are packed to bursting and you’ll drown in the amount of tea they put in a pot. And we’ve not even got onto the cake selection!

Lizzies Diner

Open from dawn til dusk you could sit and eat in here all day. Our favourite is the breakfast, ludicrously good value with coffee or tea included. Their famous ‘belly buster’ burger will leave you wobbly afterwards, or maybe thats the BYOB and free corkage! Another place with a mighty friendly team who’s mission is to fill you up with good food.

Cafe Arnou

Cafe Arnou begins the day with coffees and by night moonlights as a gourmet burger bar. The menu has great variety especially if you’re a little more health conscious. We highly recommend the sweet potato fries and with options like pulled pork burgers and falafel pitas you’ve plenty to get excited about!

The Rusty Oven

Fantastic spot for a sour dough pizza. Always busy but you can grab a drink from Patsy Dan’s and retell the tale about that amazing wave you caught while you wait. If the sun is shining sit outside and be amazed by the crispy sour dough bases and well thought through topping combos. If you’re feeling a little fruity you can order a dessert pizza with seasonal fruits and nutella. Nom flipping nom.
BEACH WALKS

Killyhoey Beach

Killyhoey right in the town of Dunfanaghy is wonderful. Views of Horn head to the west, Port na Blagh to the east and Muckish mountain to the south enclose this blue flag beach. Top tip, drag yourself up for sunrise and watch the first light in summer rise out of the ocean by Port na Blagh. You can sleep when you’re in the box!

Falcarragh Back Strand

An incredible stretch of beach with wonderful views of Horn head, and the islands including Toriagh. You can really stretch your legs here with kilometres of rugged coastline to walk. The surf here is fantastic for the more experienced. Make sure and catch this beach at sunset, it’s a sight you won’t forget too soon!
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST

Horn Head

Makes the Cliffs of Moher look mediocre. Simply put this is a stunning natural wonder, a 200ft cliff line decending into the deep blue below. The panoramic views you see here are unbelievable, from the rolling hills of Fanad through Sheep Haven bay taking in Dunfanaghy, Muckish and the Derryveagh mountains. Tramore beach sits below and you can see all the way past Magheraroarty to Cnoc Fola, out to sea sits the historic Toriagh island!

Ards Friary

A setting so wonderful you can’t be surprised to find a friary and spiritual retreat at it’s centre. Take your time when here, walk slowly amongst the ancient trees, take in the secret coves and revel in what the place has to offer… a sense of peace.

Glenveagh National Park

Picture perfect glen with a lovely 4k walk to the castle and grounds, whatever the weather you can enjoy Glenveagh national park. Make sure the camera is charged in case a golden eagle soars above or a deer or two cross your path. Be sure to sample the sausage rolls and a slice of home made lemon merengue pie; well deserved when you reach the castle cafe after a good hike. The gardens are an inspiration for those with green fingers, species of plant and tree which can only grow with pristine air and water quality, you might just feel yourself grow a little whilst there.