Tranquillity Heights - Activities in Rathmullan


Rathmullan village is located on the western shores of Lough Swilly and has one of the finest beaches in the county. The surrounding countryside is a mixture of broadleaf woodland and farm land with Croghan Hill  forming a dramatic backdrop. The village looks across the Lough towards the village of Fahan and Inishowen's largest town, Buncrana. Letterkenny, County Donegal's largest town, is located 15 miles to the south. It was from Rathmullan that the last great chieftains left Ireland in the year 1607 - an event commemorated in The Flight of the Earl's Centre in the centre of the village.


aerial view of Rathmullan village
aerial view of Rathmullan village

The 2 km long sandy beach at Rathmullan is popular with tourists and locals alike. Unusually, for a Donegal beach, it is lined with broadleaf trees for a 1km stretch and this contributes to it's unique character. The main beach has lifeguards on duty during the busy summer season but there are also quieter areas for those who just want to relax and sunbathe. The beach, because of its length, is also very popular with local walkers, who can enjoy the marvellous open space and superb views over the Inishowen peninsula.


Rathmullan has 2km of golden sandy beach - perfect for all the family
superb sandy beaches

The photo, right, shows a section of the small marina attached to Rathmullan's pier. During the summer season the marina comes to life with local yachts mingling with smaller craft and local fishing boats. Here you can charter the fully equipped Enterprise 1  for pleasure or fishing trips. This attraction has proved so popular in recent years that the local group, who operate the boat, have invested in an extra larger boat. A car ferry service connects the village to Buncrana - this service runs mid June - mid September.


marina at Rathmullan - you can charter a boat from here
boats to hire at village marina

The Golden Sands Equestrian Centre is another popular attraction and you can frequently meet a trekking group as walk along the beach or through the many country lanes in the hillside around the village. 
Want to bring your own horse on holidays? The centre offers you stabling and professional care. 
During the summer months the Centre runs a very popular Horse Riding Club


pony trekking on the beach at Rathmullan
Golden Sands Equestrian Centre

There are 2 links golf courses within easy driving distance of Tranquillity Heights. The nearby (3 miles) Otway Golf Club is a 9 hole course and is particularly suited to the occasional golfer. Portsalon Golf Club (12 miles) is a more challenging 18 hole course and is set amid spectacular natural scenery on the Fanad peninsula. Other courses such as Letterkenny, Rosapenna and Dunfanaghy, are within easy driving distance.

9 hole course at Otway - Portsalon Golf Club is also nearby
golf at nearby Otway and Portsalon


Tranquillity Heights, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal                    t: 00353 74 9158251    m: 00353 86 1285900