Lighthouse Ireland

Newly renovated Fanad in North Donegal, Ireland.

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Lighthouse summary

The Fanad is a beautiful situated on the northern coast of the Fanad peninsular in North Donegal. Developed as a partnership involving the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Fanad Committee, Fáilte Ireland and the Donegal County Council, the accommodation part of the only opened in July 2015. As part of the Fanad development, the is now part of the world-famous coastal route, the Wild Atlantic Way.



Offering guests a unique holiday experience in rural Ireland, the is a stunning built in 1817. Guests will have stunning views of the Wild Irish Coast and excellent accommodation.


Lighthouse description

The light is 39 metres above sea level and there are 79 steps in the tower. Guests can now stay in newly refurbished self-catering cottages in the . These make for a unique holiday experience.


There are three cottages each with amazing views.


The first cottage, Inishtrahull View is a delightful self-catering cottage that sleeps 3-4 with a stunning East facing view of Lough Swilly. Guests can relax by the open fireplace, enjoy a meal in the newly refurbished dining room or take a walk around our stunning . Enjoy a BBQ with glorious views over the Atlantic Ocean on your lovely private stone-flagged patio area.


Dunree View is a cosy romantic cottage that sleeps 2 people. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast with local organic delights in their own private dining room area. In the evening, snuggle up with a good book in front of the wood burning stove in the lounge. Take in the views of the Fanad Hills and Tra bhain beach from your patio area.


Lastly, from the third cottage, guests can watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in Tory View Cottage. Sleeping up to 4 people, the cottage has a country feel dining area. There are stunning views from all sides with two windows facing south towards the Fanad Hills and the Tra bhain beach. There is an open fire place for making cosy winter fires.


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Lighthouse highlights

  • Unique guest experience

  • Newly renovated cottages

  • Part of the Wild Atlantic Way

  • Cosy and very romantic

  • Stunning views of loch and hills

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