Greencastle - An Ideal Touring Base

The village of Greencastle itself has a bustling and colourful harbour with fishing vessels, pleasure boats and the Lough Foyle Ferry coming and going on a regular basis. The fishing boats provide the fresh fish that has made Kealys Seafood Bar famous. The regions rich maritime history is depicted in the Inishowen Maritime Museum located on the waterfront. There is a wonderfully scenic shore walk from Greencastle to the nearby town of Moville.  A shorter coastal footpath passes northwards in front of the apartments.
History and Heritage
The ruins of Northburgh Castle overlooks the apartments. It was built in 1305 by Richard De Burgo in an attempt to subdue the O'Donnell and O'Doherty Clans. Just beyond this castle is a Martello Tower which was built in 1801 in response to the threat of a Napoleonic Invasion. Other historic/heritage sites in the wider Inishowen area include the Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin, the Military Museum at Fort Dunree and the ancient Grianan of Aileach at Burt. The Historic Walled City of Derry is well worth a visit - the Tower Museum and a walking tour of the city walls is recommended.
Wild Atlantic Way
The apartments lie along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way which hugs the coastline of the Inishowen Peninsula. The visitor can use this route to explore this ruggedly beautiful Peninsula. Banbas Crown at Malin Head is Irelands most northerly point and is one of 3 Signature points on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal.
Local Attractions / Amenities
  • Visit the Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium overlooking Greencastle harbour. The state-of-the-art Planetarium gives the visitor the ability to see how mariners used to navigate with the stars, and also provide dazzling astronomy and light shows. Facilities include a gift shop and tea room.
  • Use the Greencastle to Magilligan Ferry to explore the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle are just some of the top attractions in this area.
  • Enjoys a stroll along the scenic coastal path between Greencastle and Moville.
  • Try kayaking and the new inflatable water park at the Inish Adventures centre based in nearby Moville. This centre offers inland and sea level kayak training as well as tours by canoe and kayak
  • Amazing Grace Yacht Charters - Bunagee Pier
  • Wild Alpacha Way - Malin Head
  • Wild Ireland - Muff
  • Glenevin Waterfall - Clonmany
  • Enjoy some delicious food in the locality including The Castle Inn Greencastle (next door to the apartments), Rosato's in Moville, Nancys Barn in Ballyliffin and McGrory’s in Culdaff
  • Visit the newly renovated Isle of Doagh Famine Village near Ballyliffin. This wonderful attraction depicts life in Donegal at different stages throughout history in an informative and enjoyable tour
  • Other major attractions in the locality are Malin Head, the Gap of Mamore, Dunree Military Museum
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Castle Inn Apartments,
Eleven Ballyboes,
Co Donegal,
F93 EA3F


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