Plan your own Personal Adventure in Inishowen and Donegal Today! Find fun things to do in Inishowen and Donegal, exciting activites and tourist sights.

There are so many exciting, interesting and fun things to do in Donegal and Inishowen is the best best place to begin!

Home to Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head and the final destination on the Wild Atlantic Way scenic tour, the idyllic peninsula of Inishowen in Donegal is full-to-the-brim with adventurous activities and exciting places to go. In fact there’s so many fun things to do in Inishowen that you might not know where to start!

Should you play a few rounds at Ireland’s most northern golf course at Ballyliffin? Or stroll along the tranquil tree-lined Crana River to angle for Salmon and trout? Or maybe you’d like to hike up to Fort Dunree—a World War Two-era fortification built into the cliffs above Lough Swilly? Or hunt for sharks (that’s right, sharks!) on a purpose-built fast charter boat with Inishowen Boating Company in Culdaff?

Just where to start is entirely up to you. But one thing is for sure—with all these fun things to do in Donegal and more, you’ll have to plan carefully to make sure you don’t miss a single thing! (Plus, if you’re really lucky and the night sky is just right, you might just catch a glimpse of the famous Northern Lights!)

The North Pole Bar and Old Station House Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Inishowen is the perfect starting-point to plan your adventure

With the traditional country-feel of a rural Irish pub and the modern comforts of a selection of newly renovated bedrooms, The North Pole Bar and Old Station House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to start your adventure. And to help you along we’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do in Donegal and Inishowen. Just remember—with so much to do and see  in Inishowen it would be impossible to list it all!

Fun Things to do in Inishowen, Donegal



Hiking and Mountain Climbing

Beaches and Watersports

Local Shopping Districts

The Wild Atlantic Way


Relax and Unwind

Relax and let go in the modern indulgence of one of our three newly renovated en suite bedrooms. While the bar and lounge next door are home to the laughter and friendship that make the rural Irish pub a world-famous institution, the Old Station House extension is all about the soothing indulgence of modern hospitality.

With free wifi and a HD flat-screen television in every room—and the sumptuous embrace of fresh, silky linen tucked lovingly around brand-new premium mattresses—you can leave your worries behind and let go of the outside world as you melt into the comfort of your own private getaway.

Coffee and tea making apparatus are provided in room, as well as toiletries, towels and face cloths, while ironing material is available on request. With all this on offer you might never want to leave!

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Dinner and Drinks at the Bar

Is there anywhere else on earth that compares to the traditional rural Irish pub? The jokes and laughter, the camaraderie of meeting friends and soon-to-be-friends over a few pints of plain, or shooting pool against the backdrop of glasses clinking and voices laughing. There’s a reason the Irish Pub is famous the world over—and why The North Pole Bar is famous in Inishowen. Because there’s no better place to spend an evening of warm laughter and rewarding conversation with friends and strangers alike.

Whether you’re settling in by the fire in the cosy snug of the front bar or shooting pool or darts in the main lounge, you’ll be sure to make it a night to remember in The North Pole Bar. And if you’re lucky you just might arrive in time for one of our traditional music sessions, like the Inishowen Singers who play here regularly.

Our country kitchen serves delicious, freshly-cooked food every evening—with choices for everyone from the hearty steak lover to the careful vegan looking for something as tasty as it is pure—and with the relaxing privacy of our newly-renovated bedrooms in the Station House extension next door, and the fun and excitement of The North Pole Bar downstairs, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible experience—whether your stay lasts a week or only for a night.

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