Welcome to Cruit Island House

Spend your days golfing, walking in the hills, boating to nearby islands or just sitting by the fire enjoying the spectacular views.

The setting is Cruit Island, where your neighbours are a clutch of thatched-roof cottages, a pony and a golf course. The nearest village is Dungloe, a market town in Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) County Donegal, northwest Ireland. This area has been inhabited for about 4,000 years.

Although the location is rustic, the house has all modern comforts. Donegal House is a 15-minute drive from Donegal Airport, with flights to and from Dublin five days per week, and six flights to Glasgow, Scotland per week.

The house is located on approximately 12 acres with 400 meters of frontage on the ocean.

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Golf and fishing

The closest golf course is Cruit Island Golf Course, just a short walk from the house. Use the house as a base for exploring the many golf courses in Donegal.

Anglers' clubs and tournaments abound. Lough Shure, near Burtonport, is great for rainbow trout. Burtonport itself is a commercial salmon fishing port.

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Living room view with telescope

Most of the rooms in Cruit Island House have spectacular ocean views.

Cruit Island House at sunset

Cruit Island House and the view toward the Irish mainland at sunset.

Hill walking,
rock climbing,
horse riding

Hill walking (or hiking) ranges from easy to difficult in this area. You can join an organised walk or just set out on your own exploring the hills and beaches of Cruit Island.

There are a few rock climbing clubs for those looking for guidance, and, of course, plenty of rocks!

The closest opportunity for horse riding is very closeby indeed, in Kincasslagh, at the Inisfree Equestrian Centre.

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Exploring Donegal

County Donegal is located in extreme northwest Ireland. The Atlantic coast is rugged and provides some of the most dramatic views in Europe.

You may use Cruit House as a base for exploring sights in northwest Ireland such as:

  • the cliffs at Slieve League
  • Donegal Castle
  • Glenveagh National Park

For more information about the many attractions of northwest Ireland, there are several good internet references. Try these:

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