The Local Area
Drumhalla House is an ideal location from which to tour Donegal and the Nort West.
Donegal, situated in the beautiful rugged mountain landscape of Ireland's North West is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. This huge county's supreme appeal lies in the natural beauty of its coast, with windswept peninsulas, precipitous cliffs and a host of golden beaches that rival any in Europe.
With 9,000 years of history behind it any trek through the furrowed countryside will bring the traveller on the sites of monastic settlements, traces of the Vikings in Raphoe and Donegal town and ancient pre-Christian forts of the High Kings of Ulster. And along your way you are bound to come across some of what makes Donegal so unique.
You might find it hard to want to travel far from Drumhalla's peaceful and relaxing setting. You won't miss out as there is a golden beach at the end of a path through the garden and it is only a short distance from historic Rathmullan, famed as the destination port for the 'Flight of the Earls' in 1607.
Nearby Ballymastocker Bay boasts one of the finest blue flagbeaches in the world once voted the second most beautiful beach in the world by The Observer newspaper. Despite it's fame and beauty it is never crowded and in a wonderfully sheltered spot inthe bay.
See a virtual tour of the beach taken from the adjacent Knockella mountains