An atmospheric gem of a lovely informal old house with accommodation and a little traditional bar in an exquisite remote setting overlooking a bay. They serve exceptional spanking fresh local seafood cooked to perfection at very good prices with a few tables looking out over the lovely view. But it is really the atmosphere of the place, the laid back and unpretentious welcome from each family member that makes it like visiting friends, the traditional little bar where you can get a pint of Guinness and hang with the locals, listen to music, have a seafood snack, and then at the end of a brilliant night of chat and craic you can fall into bed in one of their newly renovated bedrooms with lovely views across the bay.
Dawros Bay House & Joe’s Seafood Bar, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal
+44(0)74 954 5252
Google map: bit.ly/rc9EUt
Ardara is a small unpretentious town in Donegal, which hosts this year's annual festival of traditional music on May 4, 5, and 6.
Its people and pubs are great. Local scenic points include the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point.
Good beaches around the area too.
Donegal has the most spectacular landscape in the country. It is not as "touristy" as the likes of Kerry and Cork. It is fantastic for beaches - there are too many great beaches to list. The county is a hill walkers paradise. Climb Slieve League in the south west of the county or Mount Errigal in the north. The people are very friendly. Think of Dublin as being a parallel universe to this place - people take their time here to talk to one another. Tourists are generally treated with courtesy.
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