Walks & Cycling

Rathmullan is located at the Wild Atlantic Way and has a fabulous 3km sandy beach, hundreds of kilometres of woodland and designated tracks, perfect for a walk any time of the year.

Donegal and the Northwest region offer hiking or cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful unspoiled landscapes in the country.Go Visit Donegal has great  route suggestions. Click here to visit their website.

Sailing & Watersports

Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School run week-long courses in the summer months with weekend and evening courses throughout the year for children and adults. This is a great way of exploring the beautiful waters of Lough Swilly. For more info, click here to visit their website.

Fishing & Sightseeing

Over 30 species of sea fish, such as pollock, coalfish, cod, haddock, whiting and thornback ray, are available in the Lough Swilly area.


Local operator Rathmullan Charters provide a variety of lough tours:

- Sightseeing and historical tours (visits sights such as Dunree, Fanad Head

   lighthouse, Knockalla caves and Macamish fort)

- Bird and seal watching

- Relaxing evening cruises

- Day trips to Tory island

For more info, click here to visit their website.

Cultural & Historical Sights

During summer months and holiday season, local historian Deirdra Friel conducts historical a walking tour of Rathmullan. She shows the important role our little village played in Irish history.


Local sights include the 16th century Abbey, The Flight of the Earls Statue, the grounds of the Rathmullan House, the Battery and the pier.

And of course don't forget to visit the temporary exhibition we are hosting about The Flight of the Earls.


​© 2019 by An Bonnán Buí.


Pier Road, Rathmullan,

Co. Donegal, Ireland




(+353) 074 9158868

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