The 10 Best Things to Do in Portsalon, Ireland

December 9, 2017 Alida England

Portsalon (Irish: Port an tSalainn) is a coastal townland in County Donegal, Ireland. It's situated on the scenic Lough Swilly and it is world-renowned for its beach, which was deemed to be the second most beautiful beach in the world by The Observer.
Restaurants in Portsalon

1. Fanad Head Lighthouse

Cionn Fhanada | Fanad, Portsalon, Ireland +353 83 809 1199
Excellent
71%
Good
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4.5 based on 225 reviews

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Fanad Head Lighthouse, one of the worlds most beautiful Lighthouses is located within the Donegal Gaeltacht on the Fanad peninsula. Join us in a tour while taking in the spectacular scenery, and exploring the wonderful natural world around us! Learn about the role of the lighthouse and the lives of the light-keepers in our visitor centre or enjoy a unique getaway staying in one of the lighthouse keeper's houses!

Reviewed By Donna H - Mukilteo, Washington

My sister-in-law and I were looking forward to seeing this lighthouse for about six months, and we were not disappointed. I has to be one of the most beautiful Lighthouses in the world. It has a breathtaking view and its white color is fantastic against the blue of the sky and the water.

2. The Looking Glass Spa Therapy

Pound Street, Rathmullan, Ireland +353 74 915 8444
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 139 reviews

The Looking Glass Spa Therapy

Discover the new you through 'The Looking Glass Spa Therapy' Rathmullan! SPA TREATMENT'S INCLUDE; Infra Red Sauna Session, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Matis Skin Care Facial Treatment, Matis Body Care Treatment. BEAUTY TREATMENT'S INCLUDE; Waxing, Tinting, Vita Liberata Spray Tanning, St Tropez Tanning, OPI Nail Care Manicure, Callus Peel Pedicure Treatment. Make Up Application, Wedding Bridal Make Up, Wedding Bridal Call out available on request. Saturday opening hours may vary please telephone to check. The Looking Glass has completed 'The Masterclass London' hosted by Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic, Mario Dedivanovic's celebrity clients include Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Eva Longoria, Chrissy Taigas, Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Demi Lovato, Kate Bosworth, Ciara.

Reviewed By Marwen7

This was an incredible spa therapy experience! I am unused to such pampering but Aoife made it a pleasure with her attention to detail and calm, unhurried and serene nature which encourages relaxation and an all round extremely enjoyable experience. Aoife has a lovely manner and treats her clients with respect and gentleness while being extremely professional.
I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone for some enjoyable 'time-out'.

3. Swan Park

Cahir O'Doherty Avenue, Buncrana, Ireland +353 74 936 1198
Excellent
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5 based on 132 reviews

Swan Park

Reviewed By Maggie1304 - Ballyclare

We spent a lazy afternoon wandering around Sean Park and exploring everything it had to offer.
My imagination ran wild, I could hear the wings of the fairies as they skirted around us, I could feel the nature and positivity as I turned each and every corner.
A great place for adults and kids alike!

4. Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

Tullagh | County Donegal, Clonmany, Ireland +353 86 720 4150
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5 based on 127 reviews

Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

Tullagh Bay Equestrain Equestrian Centre is located 4kms from the picturesque village of Clonmany, on the famous coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way. We are the perfect choice for all your horse riding. We offer instruction in riding, pony camps, beach & road hacks suitable for all levels of rider. We are a family run centre offering a warm welcome and safe environment for everyone to enjoy.

Reviewed By TLSM21 - London, United Kingdom

The weather helped but had a fantastic beach ride. Excellent staff. Very safety conscious. Well worth the experience and very reasonably priced

5. Logue's Bar

Main Street, Carrigart, Ireland +353 74 915 5009
Excellent
74%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Logue's Bar

Logue's Bar and the Goose and Gander Pizzeria can be found in Carrigart, serving pizza's fresh from the wood fired oven in the Goose and Gander - with the cosy Logue's bar hosting a varied and popular drinks menu with an emphasis on gin and craft beer. Warm fires galore, your one stop for great food, a welcoming atmosphere and live music. Entertainment at weekends year-round, and check our Facebook for entertainment listings during the Summer season, where we have original music during the week as well as a cultural night of Songs and Stories on a Monday night.

Reviewed By vern186225 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Fantastic, friendly, foodie fun pub. On the day we visited a local pop kitchen. The haven smoke house had the helm with a seafood BBQ featuring their own organic smoked salmon and other local delights from the nearby ocean. I've never tasted smoked salmon so delicate and soft, great local craft beers to match, thankfully the smoked salmon can purchased just up the road ask for directions behind the bar

6. Great Pollet Sea Arch

Fanad Peninsula, Stooey, Ireland
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 19 reviews

Great Pollet Sea Arch

Reviewed By siejoepuntnl - Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

At first, we did not find the sea arch. Tripadvisor is having troubles to show the correct location. Signs just stopped for no reason. On the way from Doagheg to Fanad lighthouse, after turning right at a T-crossing with an official sign, look for a private white sign mentioning Great Arch cottage. Or go to Doaghbeg's gasoline station and ask Malachy for directions (and fill up your tank in the meantime). A narrow turnpike is the start of your 15 minute walk. The path wil feel like trespassing (look for broken barbewire), is very steep at some stage and can be slippery and muddy. Not easy in typical Irish weather conditions, but worth the effort!

7. Tramore Inn

Downings, Ireland +353 74 915 4513
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Tramore Inn

The Tramore Inn, Downings - Traditional pub charm in the bar. Open fire, warm welcome and live music at the weekends. Snug restaurant - Serving bar food (All day breakfast, light bites, dinners and specials). The back room has pool tables, dart boards and slot machines. Serving craft beers and cocktails. Also available as a venue (Live music and functions) e-Bike hire - Now a hub for Grassroutes electric bike hire. One of the best ways to see the famous Atlantic drive. A photography gallery is also open with prints of local scenes.

Reviewed By RANDOM V

lovely little bar now the toilets were dirty and very terribly kept. the smelt terrible and had awful stains on them

8. Donegal Heritage Trails

The Lagg, Milford, Ireland
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5 based on 35 reviews

Donegal Heritage Trails

RATHMULLAN WALKING TOUR - "A JOURNY THROUGH TIME": Guided heritage walk of Rathmullan. Enjoy breathtaking scenery while listening to tales of kidnaps and shipwrecks. July-August: Every Thursday afternoon at 3.00pm and every Saturday morning at 11.30am. Depart from the Putting Green Hut, Rathmullan.Duration: 1hr and 15mins approx.Adults 5 euros. Children with adults are free.

Reviewed By RamRambler

After doing the tour of Ramelton a year previous, I couldn't wait to go on the walk in Rathmullan. Again it didn't disappoint, Deirdra delivered a professional and enjoyable tour and her extensive knowledge of the local area kept everyone interested from start till end.

9. The Art House

Main Street, Dunfanaghy F92 AC62, Ireland +353 74 910 0552
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5 based on 89 reviews

The Art House

The Art House is a 21st Century Contemporary Irish Craft and Fine Art Gallery. The gallery is also the Studios of (owner) Independent Award Winning,and Internationally Acclaimed Visual Artist Brian O'Doherty.The aim of the Art House Gallery is to showcase the newest and the best Arts/Crafts of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Reviewed By Alan A - London, United Kingdom

Fantastic service from a fabulous perfectionist. I brought my disparate rolled up bits of old posters and prints and after a short consultation we agreed a competitive price... Within a week it was all done and the results were perfect. Better than framing I have...MoreWow Alan!!! thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing and fantastic review. I appreciate it a great deal and am very please that you where happy with the quality of work and customer service.. Kind regards Brian

10. Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland +353 74 936 1817
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 230 reviews

Fort Dunree Military Museum

Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room, Coffee Shop, stunning walks and majestic views of Lough Swilly it is a must for every visitor to Donegal

Reviewed By Newryoneisback - Newry, United Kingdom

This impressive fort was originally built as a Royal Navy position during the Napoleonic Wars. So it’s over 200 years old now and still standing.
It is located on windy roads about 8 miles or so from Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula. There’s plenty of free parking and the natural views are really impressive.
We spent over an hour going around. On arrival at the reception to pay we were directed into a film that explained the history of the area and it was interesting to find that even after Irish independence and the creation of the state there was an agreement with Britain that its troops would continue to keep operational control of the fort as it was considered strategically significant.
Those days are now long gone. Today the fort is a military museum with fascinating Exhibitions, and many displays about the birds, marine life and coastal vegetation of the area. It has a gift shop, an auditorium and trail walks.
There’s also a nearby coffee shop that serves up savoury & sweet treats, it offers free WiFi and it’s a very pleasant way to relax after a visit to the fort.

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