Me returning to a golden age in my youth when Donegal and principally Marble hill was the location for long Summer Holidays spent bathing fishing and crabbing.Because our enlarged families were so close and cousins so full of excitment and fun this was (and is) Paradise.Now family and same cousins are gathered in stunning luxury on plots nestled under Faugher Heights near the primary school on the road to Creslough from Dunfanaghy.
However for our accomodation and experience we booked into the hostel run by Brendan Rohan at Corcreggan beside The New Lake on the N 56 from Dunfanaghy to Falcarragh.
The buildings he has restored to "better than ever" are full of interest and character with stylish touches and fascinating art and memorabilia.
Brendan will challange you to get out and about and you will soon be in a state of euphoria from tired limbs and magic induced by rebirthing in sousterrain, discovery of ring forts,fairy hills and ancient archaeological sites and not least of course from the most stunning landscape.
His user friendly guides and maps make his briefings easy to follow and so the trails and paths come to life and are safe and secure but exciting for the explorer.
His stories at night are tales of derring do from a bygone age albeit very recnt in time.Brendan is still a man in full spate with all the elan and esprit that would have found more room in the Foreign Legion perhaps than at home but I feel his tilts at the quirks and mores of the Irish army he loves and cherishes will not have been in vain and must surley have helped us steer a path away from narrow mindedness.His personality and that of Marina staffand guests is all part of the enjoyment you'll find here.
Comfort,affordability,warmth,and intrigue will be found here and all with a Failte Ui Cheallaigh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renowned for its tranquillity, warm hospitality (not just the turf and log fires), comfortable handmade wooden beds, organic garden and meditation sanctuaries, the sound of the Mill-stream by day and the crashing of waves on Tramore beach by night. We have no TVs or Radios for entertainment. We don't need them! We offer twin, double and family ensuite rooms on the ground floor, and the same with shared bathrooms on the first floor. We also have two self-contained apartments. Set in a natural hollow and on an old pre-Celtic site, alongside the N.56, Beside New Lake, 3km southwest of Dunfanaghy, on the coast road to Falcarragh, overlooking the Atlantic and Tory Island. GPS posn, 55* 10.03 N 008* 00.22 W. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corcreggan Mill Dunfanaghy, County Donegal