rugged slendour, super seafood and golfing gold
The Rosguill Peninsula lays claim to some of the most unspoiled coastline and stunning views anywhere in Ireland.
An ever-popular holiday home retreat, the Rosguill Peninsula lies between Sheephaven and Mulroy Bays and is the most northerly point of the Donegal Gaeltacht.
Jagged cliffs, stunning seascapes, wonderful beaches and majestic headland characterise the peninsula’s rugged splendour – it is no coincidence that this is a signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The coastal village of Downings is at the very heart of peninsula life.
Renowned for its beautiful crescent shaped Blue Flag beach, Downings’ coastal waters afford some of the best sea angling anywhere in western Europe. The region’s seafood is widely acknowledged to be beyond compare.
Traditional music takes centre stage at many of the village’s pubs where you are always assured of a warm welcome and plenty of craic agus ceoil.
And it’s from here that the world renowned Atlantic Drive – 12Kms of magnificent, panoramic, rural and coastal views – begins.
The village of Carrigart – much loved and admired for its splendid Victorian architecture, plethora of cafes, restaurants, shops and pubs, and proximity to the peninsula’s beaches – brings the Atlantic Drive to its close.
It is another favourite Donegal holiday destination and is home to the largest dive school in Donegal.
Rosguill, like Inishowen and Fanad, is a hotspot for those who love exploring the great outdoors while also home to one of the world’s great links golf courses at Rosapenna.
The Glen Bar & Restaurant
Downings Bay Hotel
Beach Hotel, Downings
Logues Bar & Pizzeria
An array of local shops and convenience stores – including a mini supermarket at Carrigart – serve the population of the peninsula. Donegal’s commercial and retail centre of Letterkenny is around 30 mins drive from Carrigart.
The Atlantic Drive