Arranmore and Tory Islands are two of Ireland’s most inhabited off-shore island and are easily accessible by ferry boat. Carey’s Viking House is the perfect base to arrange a trip to either Arranmore – with its famous lighthouse, Irish College, and fine hostelries – or Tory Island – where you can meet the King of Tory himself and Duggie the Dolphin.
The Poisoned Glen and Errigal Mountain
Within a 20 minute drive is the beautiful Poisoned Glen and Errigal Mountain which will undoubtedly take your breath away with its stunning scenery and ancient history. Ionad Cois Locha Centre is the perfect place to visit when exploring this region as it provides a detailed history of the area and its culture as well as boat-trips on Dunlewy Lake and many indoor and outdoor activities for children.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and enchanted native oak woodland in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north west of County Donegal.
At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge.
Glenveagh was recently described by National Geographic as being “Literally heaven on earth, peaceful, beautiful, charming and historical”. Enough said. A must-see when staying at Carey’s Viking House Hotel.