Local Attractions

Boating at Dunlewey
Tory Island Ferry
Magheroarty Beach
Glenveagh National Park
The Wild Atlantic Way

Places of Interest

You can view or download our list of the many places of interest that you can visit while you are staying with us here in Ostán Loch Altan Places of Interest Brochure


Ionad Cois Locha www.dunleweycentre.com in Dunlewey (10km) has a theme farmyard and a variety of animals. There is also a traditional weaving loom on display and regular boat trips on the lake. A small theatre relates the history and tradition of the area in film and play.

Dunlewey Trekking Centre
This family run buisness is situated at the foot of Donegal's largest mountain Mount Errigal. The stables are situated on site at the Dunlewey visitor centre which hosts a number of family attractions including bar/restaurant, gift shop, theatre, pet farm, pedaloes, playground, and rock climbing. Offering treks through some of the most scenic parts of Donegal. Starting off with a half hour trek, a one hour trek which takes you down around Dunlewey Lake with panoramic views of Mount Errigal.


Tory Island Ferry From the pier at nearby Magheroarty (5km), visitors can take boat trips to Tory Island. www.toryislandferry.com. The island is a bird watchers' paradise, with its towering cliffs rich in so many different forms of bird life. Tory island is also home to the renowned Tory school of painters, one of whom is the King of Tory, Patsy Dan Rodgers www.littleireland.ie/patsydanrodgers.

Beaches: The area boasts some of the finest stretches of beaches in Ireland with the golden sands of Magheroarty and Falcarragh only a couple of kilometres from the hotel.

Glenveagh National Park This beautiful national park is home to herds of red deer and golden eagles. Just a 20 minute drive away from Gortahork, it includes a 14,000 hectare deer park set amongst a dramatic mountain range around Lough Veagh. Here also is a visitor centre with audio-visual displays and Glenveagh Castle surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland.
There are guided tours of the Castle and a restaurant with traditional teas available.


Cloughaneely Marching Band. Visitors can enjoy the regular appearance at Festivals and big days of this local treasure. The band has enjoyed great success at both a local and national level. The youngsters and their mentors are a credit to Cloughaneely

Féile Damhsa Gaelach Ghort a' Choirce Set Dancing Festival

The Set Dancing Festival is held on May in Óstán Loch Altan.

For local accommodation call the Reception Desk at 074 91 35267.

We look forward to meeting with you again next May and we hope that you enjoy your visit to our dancing Festival.

Slán go fóill

Falcarragh Festival Falcarragh is the largest Gaeltacht town in Ireland and a historic market town where every Friday trading stalls are set up. The highlight of the holiday season is the festival. All of the local talent is on display here, see www.anfalcarrachlecheile.com for more information.

An tSean Bheairic - Falcarragh Visitor Centre This historic building was once the old police barracks now providing historical and tourist information. It features a coffee shop also providing lunches and during the summer months there are regular music sessions. visitors.www.falcarraghvisitorcentre.com

Teach an Ceol, Gort a' Choirce: During the holiday season a Thursday evening session features local and visiting musicians and dancers at this local hall.


The Way Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first long-distance and worlds longest touring route stretching from Malin Head in Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork. For more information on the scenic route, click on the link www.wildatlanticway.com