Visit Fanad Donegal

Visit Fanad Donegal

The Fanad Peninsula is located in north Donegal and contains some of the finest scenery in the northwest. The golf course at Portsalon is truly spectacular as is the road which skirts Knockalla mountain along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Visit Fanad and you’ll find that there is more to this spectacular and diverse peninsula than you might have thought. In addition to beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, you’ll find golf courses, rural villages and towns, historic buildings and ruins, extreme sports and the best in food and drink. With plenty of places to stay in Fanad, the most difficult decision you’ll have to make is where in this unique area of Donegal you want to visit first.

Knockalla Ridge

A walk Along Knockalla Ridge

A walk along the pilgrim trail of the Way of the Cross to a stunning outdoor chapel on the slopes of Knockalla mountain. A climb to the 2 tops separated by a lovely walk with stunning views over the mountains and coast of Donegal.
Cosy Nook - 3 bedroom cottage on the scenic Fanad Peninsula

Cosy Nook Ballymichael

Cosy Nook is a little 3 bedroom cottage in north Fanad. Located in Ballymichael, this traditional style stone cottage, has many original features.
Anton's Cottage at Gortnatra Fanad

Anton's Cottage

Antons Cottage is a traditional Donegal farm cottage that has been in the same family since the early 1800s. It is located on a small hillside overlooking the north western coastline of the beautiful Fanad Peninsula

Croghan House Tamney

Croghan House is a beautiful modern holiday home situated close to the shores of Mulroy Bay, in an idyllic country setting just outside the village of Tamney on the Fanad Peninsula.
Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Peninsula and Lighthouse

Standing between idyllic Lough Swilly and sandy Mulroy Bay, Fanad Head Lighthouse has been voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world.
Holiday rental overlooking Portsalon harbour Donegal

Portsalon Holiday Home With Harbour Views

The holiday home is situated in a small cul de sac development just above the quaint harbour in Portsalon. To the front of the house there are beautiful views over Ballymastoker Bay and Lough Swilly towards Knockalla Mountain and the hills of the Inishowen Peninsula.

Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse was built by George Halpin and today serves as a helicopter base for the service and maintenance of all lighthouses along the northern coast. The lighthouse is now one of the main discovery points along the Wild Atlantic way and plans to develop the out-buildings into self catering units are well underway. .. more details

  • Portsalon Golf Club

    Golf at Portsalon

  • Adventure One Surf School

    Learn to surf at Ballyhiernan Bay

  • Rathmullan Charters

    Boat Trips on Lough Swilly

  • Fanad Lighthouse

    One of the main discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way

  • Harry Blaney Bridge

    Constructed in recent years, this bridge links the Fanad peninsula with Carrigart and Downings

Get active in Fanad

Discover the great north Donegal outdoors with watersports, cycling, adventure sports, walking, climbing, fishing, riding … and more. Try your hand at surfing or sea kayaking – we’ve got two coastlines and miles of beaches after all.



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