The Barn & Alder Cottage Holiday Homes
Local Attractions, Activities, Restaurants & Bars. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Pets Welcome
Pet Friendly

We are 10 minutes drive from the town of Letterkenny it is a mecca for shopping and entertainment. Shopping centres include the following stores Marks and Spencers, Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Tempest, TK MAXX & Menarys to name but a few.
There are five major night clubs and numerous bars and restaurants that cater for a wide variety of tastes.

Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Glenveagh  Castle
Glenveagh National Park Phone 07491 37090

We are 20 minutes drive from Glenveagh Castle, Gardens and National Park which is situated in the heart of North West Donegal and is one of six national parks in Ireland. Glenveagh is famous for its herd of red deer and many rare plants and animals. The Park contains the peaks of the two highest mountains in Donegal, Errigal and Slieve Snaght. There are a number of breathtaking walks you can do around the park.
Slieve League Mountains, Donegal
Slieve League

Slieve League Phone 1800 927 313
We are 1 hour 20 minutes approx. drive from the Slieve League, known as the Grey Mountain cliffs, which lie on the west coast of Donegal. These cliffs have a three hundred metre drop,  Slieve League is the highest mountain in Donegal south west and the 284th highest in Ireland.  The approach to Slieve League is quite an experience before you even start to walk, the road twists and turns, with big unprotected drops down into the Atlantic below.

Giants Causeway

Giant's Causeway
We are 2 hours approx drive from the Giant's Causeway, which is Northern Ireland's most famous landmark. Formed between 50 and 60 million years ago, the 'causeway' takes its name from the legends of Finn MacCool. The north Antrim coastline in renowned for it scenic beauty and the Giant's Causeway is its unique jewel in the crown. In the past the causeway became widely known as the "eighth wonder of the world"

Alder Cottage, Lounge and Fireplace
Glebe House and Gallery

The Glebe Gallery
Located at Churchill, Letterkenny, County Donegal, the Glebe House is a Regency house set in woodland gardens beside Lake Gartan. The Glebe is decorated with William Morris wallpapers and textiles and has Islamic and Japanese art. The Derek Hill permanent collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists, including Picasso and Kokosha, as well as Irish and Italian artists.

Colmcille Heritage Centre Phone +353 (0)74 9137306

We are 10 minutes approx. drive from St Colmcille who founded the Irish monasteries at Glencolmcille and Kells, before founding his monastery on Iona in 563AD. Saint Colmcille or Columba is thought to have been born in Gartan, close to Lough Gartan in County Donegal in approximately 521AD.

Wilkins Bar , Churchill.

Local Activities:

Gartan Outdoor Centre

Sea fishing off Donegal
Sea fishing off the shores of Donegal

There is an abundance of activities locally for young and old alike, such as fishing (Salmon, trout freshwater & sea fishing from shore angling or local Charters such as, Country sports, golf, hill walking (walk and talk), horse riding, and traditional crafts (we can facilitate customised workshops for groups minimum 6 up maximum 16). Central to all are the local beaches for swimming, surfing and other water activities.

Leisure Centre Letterkenny Aura Phone 00353 (0)74 9106422

Aura Sport & Leisure Management Ltd is the largest leisure centre operator in Ireland with over a million visits per year. No matter your age or fitness level, the Aura centre has a range of activities from fun to health and Fitness. You don't have to be a member to avail of the facilities and services; you can simply pay as you go.

Letterkenny Cinema Phone  00353 (0)74 9125050

A fantastic 8 screen complex based in the heart of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Each screen enjoys full Dolby Digital EX surround sound and stadium seating for unobstructed viewing. They provide free on-site car park that is open day and night.

Letterkenny Theatre Phone 00353 (0)74 91 20777

The theatre is open to the public all day and you can avail of the excellent café and bar, view art exhibitions or, of course, attend a show. An Grianán have produced plays by writers such as Brian Friel, John B Keane, Cathal O Searcaigh and Paul Boyd.

Arena 7 Phone +353(0)74 9128853

Leisure Complex contains 10 Pin Bowling Lanes, Licensed Pub and Restaurant, six pool tables, children's go-kart centre, air hockey tables and a large selection of amusement machines, 10 plasma screens for viewing the latest sporting events, coffee dock and fast food take-away. You can book children's parties in Wayne's world, which consist of bowling and activities also food is provided.

Tropical World Alcorns

Lurgybrack Open Farm

Greyhound Stadium Phone 00353  (0)74 9141083

Lifford Stadium is situated on the Ballyduf Road, Lifford. This stadium is renowned for its excellent facilities and atmosphere attracting a large cross section of people. The modern and sophisticated racetrack features top class restaurants and bars and brings you an exciting programme of racing.

Doagh Famine Village Visitors Centre

Local Restaurants:

The Yellow Pepper, Letterkenny

The Lemon Tree, Letterkenny

Stateside (American Diner)

Mc Gettigan's `Pub, Letterkenny

The Silver Tassie    00353 (0) 74  9125619

Castlegrove Country House Hotel  00353 (0) 74 91 51118