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You can do as little or as much as you like here. Birdwatch in our garden, read a book or take a sunset walk along the Atlantic Ocean. Look for wild hares, pheasants and other local fauna. Try out Irish recipes in the kitchen. Pick our wild garlic, sorrel and blackberries as your secret ingredients, or prepare the catch of the day from Lough Melvin!!!

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Challenging trout and salmon fishing is right out our door on Lough Melvin. Fishing boats and guides are available for rental nearby. …or take a sea fishing charter on Donegal Bay from Mullaghmore or Ballyshannon.



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Golfers can choose between 3 magnificent links courses during their stay: Bundoran Golf Club a 69 par 18- hole course 15 minutes away; Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) a championship 71 par course, 25 minutes drive and Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) an 18 hole course with a par of 73 just 25 minutes away.

Hillwalking and strolling abounds here. Just 5 minutes drive from us is picturesque Fowley's Falls, a mile long sequence of waterfalls hidden in the woods, with a maintained trail and picnic area.

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Rent a bike or canoe at the Holiday Centre in Garrison. Horseback riding is also popular with stables in two nearby towns.

Take an unlimited number of scenic drives with Roosky as your base. Drive up the Barr Road behind us for commanding views of Lough Melvin and Donegal Bay. Discover breathtaking sea cliffs and ocean vistas along Donegal Bay to Slieve League.

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Seek out Ireland's past at numerous historical sites within an hour's drive of the cottage. A must see is Carrowmore, near Sligo, which contains the largest group of megalithic tombs in Europe, dating from 4000 BC. County Fermanagh has a collection of Celtic remains; Devenish Island where a 12th century round tower stands sentinel and Boa Island where you can greet two stone Janus figures dating from the first century.

The most fun is traveling the local roads and stopping at small friendly pubs. Ireland is known for it's friendly people, and it's the best way to learn about the country first hand.


Ready for town life? Shopping, dining, entertainment, people watching….it's all within easy reach. In seaside Bundoran, (15 minutes) you'll find great seafood and Continental restaurants,casual pubs, live local entertainment and even game arcades. "Waterworld" is located here where you will find an indoor pool, sauna and waterslide for the whole family. The nearby towns of Kinlough, Mullaghmore, Cliffonney, Blacklion and many other villages have unique restaurants with superb cuisine.

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Donegal town known for it's tweeds has an interesting town center with lots of shops, restaurants, pubs and an historic castle that is not to be missed. Take the tour there with a local guide. Sligo is the largest nearby town offering museums, shops, restaurants, traditional pubs featuring Irish music and the Hawks Well Theatre. Both towns are only a hour from Roosky Cottage.

Depending on the time of the year, partake in local festivals featuring Irish music, arts and crafts. Sligo, Ballyshannon and Donegal host festival in the summer months.

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