Wednesday - Relax & Unwind

Church at Dunlewey

Church at Dunlewey

Church at Dunlewey Fishing near Mount Errigal August Fair, Sean the Jockey on Wee Bob Riding on Killahoey beach, Sheephaven Bay, Dunfanaghy Fantastically fun and fully qualified instructors help you into your first waves relax and rejuvenate with Gaia
Day Five is yours to relax and unwind, with plenty of things to do in Dunfanaghy, why not take a stroll around the village and visit The Workhouse and the variety of exclusive Irish Craft shops all within walking distance of the hotel. If you enjoy walking, you can choose from the many beautiful local walks in the area from the publication 'Rambles in Dunfanaghy' which is available at reception. We can also arrange fishing trips, bicycle hire with ordanance survey map and suggested routes, which will allow you to explore some of the scenic beauty spots around Sheephaven Bay and Horn Head. If you would prefer a leisurely round of golf around the breathtaking scenery of Dunfanaghy Links Course, just five minutes from the hotel, we can also arrange this for you.

The village has several speciality shops for you to browse through at your leisure. The Tweed 'n' Fashion/Crafts Shop has a fine selection of quality Irish garments and crafts for sale as well as a fine range of Irish made Chutneys, Jams and Irish made chocolates.

Muck'n'Muffins produce individually designed handmade pottery on site. You can also choose from the wide range of pottery available and just to round it off, you can enjoy a cappuccino upstairs in the cosy teashop overlooking Sheephaven Bay.
Just outside the village we have The Workhouse, first opened on the eve of the Great Famine in 1845 with an exhibition of the harrowing experiences of the famine victims. You can also purchase Irish made crafts in the craft shop and enjoy a coffee and home bakes in the coffee shop. Next door The Gallery/Craft shop has a fine exhibition of paintings by various artists, including the famous watercolour artist Frank Eggington as well as Irish crafts for sale.

Local Attractions: Horn Head 9 Mile Scenic Drive with magnificent views of the Cliffs off Horn Head the Muckish to Errigal Mountain ranges and the offshore islands of Tory and Innisboffin. McSwynes Gun Coastal Loop Walk, Horn Head offering spectacular scenery and views of the magnificent Tramore Beach. Nearby Ards Forest Park has numerous signposted coastal walks through hidden coves, sandy beaches and mature forests. Glenveagh National Park, Castle and Gardens has guided tours of the castle and gardens and miles of signposted walks including the tranquil walk to the castle along Lough Veagh which is magical.

Narosa School of Surf Why not get out on one of the fantastic local blue flag beaches with Narosa? Fantastically fun and fully qualified instructors help you into your first waves, they provide all the just bring along some suncream and a towel! Book in the shop on the high street or check the site for details.


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Relaxing (Classical) massage
Hot Stone Massage
Chinese Acupressure
Lomi Lomi Nui Massage
Kahi Loa Energy Healing

pricing depends on kind and lenght of massage
between 30 and 80 euro

location: close to wee road to the beach and golf club
phone nr. +353 87 77 020 61
email [email protected]

Additional Horse Riding

Prices 2012

Adults (over 18s) - €30 per hour
Children (under 18s) - €25 per hour
Half hour Lessons (children) - €15
Half hour Lessons (adults) - €18
Leadouts - €10 for half an hour

Dunfanaghy Stables, Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland.


Phone:00353 (0) 74 9100980
Fax:00353 (0) 74 9136352