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Reasons To #LoveRathmullan - Your Seaside Escape

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of things to love about Donegal. From its breath-taking scenery and warm welcome to its love of culture and heritage, it truly is a unique place to discover.

Ahead of #LoveDonegal on Wednesday 14th August, we’ve put together a list of things to love about Rathmullan. If you’ve yet to experience these places and activities, put them on your bucket list for the remainder of 2019 and make it a year to remember.

Photo Credit: Rathmullan House

Beach Walks

From morning to evening, enjoy refreshing beach walks across the Rathmullan strand. Take in views of the beach and the distant scenery of Inishowen, while breathing in the fresh seaside air.

Best of Dining

Rathmullan is home to some of the top restaurants, cafes and bistros in the northwest. From fine dining, freshly baked pizzas, local seafood and traditional bar food to the perfect cup of coffee, there’s something for everyone, for every occasion. Check out An Bonnán Buí, Belle's Kitchen, Rathmullan House, The Taproom, 9ine Hostages Coffee Co., An Stad and The Beachcomber.

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Adrenaline Rush

If you’re a thrill seeker and looking for your next adrenaline rush challenge on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, look no further than Rathmullan! Experience the best of water sports with Adventure One, Rathmullan Sailing School or ECO Atlantic Adventures.

Cod Goujons & Chips
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Best Fish & Chips

You won’t find better Fish & Chips than Belle’s Kitchen in Rathmullan. Made with fresh fish and a light batter, served with hand-cut chips and seasoned with salt and traditional chip shop vinegar, the taste will leave you wanting to return again and again.

Best Pint of Guinness

Ireland is famous for its traditional Irish stout, Guinness. Its deep colour and creamy texture is a winner throughout the world and there’s no better place to sample it than the White Harte, Beachcomber Bar or Big Paddy’s in Rathmullan.

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Championship Golf Links

Rathmullan is the perfection location to discover Donegal, and Ireland’s, best championship links golf courses. Portsalon Golf Club is only 15 minutes away, while the ferry from Rathmullan to Buncrana, is the perfect way to travel to Ballyliffin Golf Club. If you’re more Happy Gilmore than Paul McGinley, enjoy an evening of banter at the 19th Hole at the Beachcomber. An evening of good craic is promised and all the family can get involved.

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Wedding Destination

If you’re on the look-out for a stunning wedding location, Rathmullan is the perfect backdrop for your fairy-tale wedding. With two award-winning venues to choose from, Rathmullan House and Drumhalla House, you’re guaranteed a day to remember.

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Heritage and Culture

Rathmullan is steeped in heritage and culture. Learn all about the Flight of the Earls and visit the site where the O’Neill’s and O’Donnell’s left Ireland for Europe. There’s walking tours with Donegal Heritage Trails and if you don’t make the walking tour, but enjoy walking trails, you can also make your way around Rathmullan using walking guides. Click HERE for detailed information.

There are many great reasons to visit and love Rathmullan in Donegal, which can be enjoyed all year round. There are some great places to stay including Rathmullan House and here’s some more places to help inspire you for that trip; Rathmullan Cottages, Donegal Cottage Holidays, Holiday Rathmullan, Donegal Accommodation, Rathmullan Village Homes and Rathmullan Village Apartments.

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