Places of INterest

With plenty of local attractions and places of interest, please see below for some of the main places of interest in the Ballyliffin area.

Carraickabraghy Castle

Between the 9th and the 13th century Inishowen was divided into three sectors, Aileach, Bredach and Carraic Brachaidhe (Carraickabraghy) which is situated in the west of Inishowen. On a large rock, named the Friars Rock in the Isle of Doagh, stands the...
Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village

In brief, the Famine Village is an outdoor museum that tells the story of life in the area from the Famine back in the 1840s, through the 1900s to the present day. Different to any other tourist attraction in Ireland the Famine Village depicts life in...
Dunree Fort

Dunree Fort

Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of ...
Glenevin Waterfall

Glenevin Waterfall

Glenevin Waterfall The spectacular Glenevin Waterfall is located between Straid and Crossconnel, 2KM from the village of Clonmany. The roadside entrance to the waterfall and picnic area is beside the Glen House, which in turn leads the intrepid adventurer...

Glenevin Waterfall

View Walk 5 in a larger map START at the car park close to Glen House restaurant. outside Clonmany village and not far from the unroofed Protestant church at Straid. LENGTH – about 2 km return; a one hours walk. ATTRACTIONS – few walks hav...
Leenan Fort

Leenan Fort

Leenan Fort in tandem with Dunree Fort protected the safe haven of Lough Swilly. The fort was closed in 1946, eight years after it was handed back to Ireland from the British. The fort is now in a terminal state of decay.
Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap

Mamore Gap or the ‘great / principal outlet’ was once the sole gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on the east and on the west the hill of Craogh Carragh. To the nor...
Straid Church

Straid Church

Straid Church is situated approximately one mile out of Clonmany on the Urris road. Founded by St Colmb in the 6th century it is now a disused Protestant church. Incidentally, the village of Clonmany derived its name from a piece of land there which has...