Location:  Glencolmcille

                 County Donegal

Situated at the western extremity of the

Slieve League Peninsula in the south-west of County Donegal, is the wonderfully remote parish of Glencolmcille.

Contact:   Charlie and Marian McGuire

Tel/Fax:  +353 (0) 74 97 30 302

Email:      info@ionadsuil.ie

Website:   www.ionadsuil.ie

Open:     year-round

Rates:     22.50 euros per person sharing

               group rates available upon   



-recommended by Ireland Let’s Walk

-modern luxurious accommodations

with state-of-the-art lighting system

-handicap accessible throughout the ground floor

- handicap accessible bedroom available

-all rooms ensuite

-rooms available for groups, families,

and individuals

-spacious ladies and gents changing rooms

-state-of-the-art shower room for day


-drying room with air circulation to speed

the drying of clothes

-spacious common room with peat


-deck with table and chairs and lovely views of fields and mountains

-spacious dining area with beautiful views

of Glen Head

-well-equipped modern kitchen with

refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, 

freezer, and all necessary cooking and

dining equipment

-walking centre is available for use by

individuals and groups on a day


-towels are provided

-package walking tours can be

arranged (pre-booking is essential)

-information on walks and attractions

in the area is available on request

Things To Do In The Area:

-Failte Ireland has designated two walks in the area as part of the national walks network, known as the Glencolmcille

Loop - the Drum Loop and the Tower Loop.  The 35 km stretch of coastline

between Slieve League and Slieve Tooey offers the walker a rich diversity of

spectacular scenery.  For the experienced

walker, the challenging trek across Slieve League, whose summit is reached by crossing “One Mans Pass,”provides breath

taking views.  At 1,972 feet, these are the highest sea cliffs in Europe and they have to be seen to be believed.

-The Glen Loop walk takes you up to

Martello Watch Tower and you can continue along the cliffs to the

deserted village of Port.  Situated beside a stony beach, its isolation is emphasized

by the crashing of the sea against the cries

of the sea gulls.  Behind Port, lies the

deserted fishing village at Glenlough.

-Glencolmcille is a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area and the Gaelic language

is still in common use here.  Oideas Gael, the Ulster Cultural centre, was established in the area in 1984 to promote the language and Irish culture.  Today

Glencolmcille is world-renowned and it plays host to visitors from all over the world who come to learn Irish at all


-courses offered by Oideas Gael also

include Archaeology, Painting, Folklore,

Traditional Dancing, and Fiddle School.

-visit the beaches in the area

-visit the Glencolmcille Folk Museum 

with its museum and its three thatched

cottages which represent three hundred 

years of rural village life

-visit the several shops and pubs and

two restaurants in the area.

-visit one of the eighty documented

archaeological sites spanning a period of

5,000 years including important examples 

of virtually all monument types known


-enjoy a round of golf at Malinmore

Golf Course

-enjoy fresh and salt water fishing

-state-of-art children’s playground in

town (short walk)

-short walk to Tourist Information

Centre and post office

-enjoy a Sliabh Liag Boat Trip which

includes sighsteeing trips to Bunglas

Cliffs.  They offer deep sea angling

and all day, half day, hourly, and

evening trips, dive charter, dolphin

spotting, and bird watching.

-enjoy Discover Glencolmcille, a guided

minibus tour, that covers 5,000 years

of history from Pagan times to modern

day.  Local guides have a fantastic

knowledge of the area, geography, geology, history, people, and the

places. See court cairns, portal dolmens,

standing stones, martello towers, and

magical scenery.



Handicap accessible bedroom

The pubs in Glencolmcille are alive with traditional Irish music.

A state-of-the-art shower is available for

day hikers.

Family Room

Dining area

Common Room

Each room has a beautiful view.

State-of-the-art kitchen

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