Discover the Unexplored


Your Wild Atlantic Way adventure awaits – A stay at Donegal Boardwalk Resort offers the unique opportunity to explore Donegal and breathe in the sea air along the Wild Atlantic Way . There is no better feeling than the anticipation of a coastal break to recharge the batteries. We are fortunate here in Carrickart to have an abundance of visitor attractions and places of interest to visit on our doorstep. Your host, George and his team have a wealth of knowledge on the very best things to do in the area which they are delighted to share with you. Here are just some of their recommendations to explore Donegal and enjoy a true local experience. .


Donegal Boardwalk Resort makes the perfect location for a golfing holiday in Donegal given our close proximity to some of the most stunning golf links courses on the island of Ireland. The resort makes an ideal choice for golfing groups looking to stay and play and we frequently welcome groups of friends or golf societies as they enjoy playing the courses here on our doorstep. With a proud tradition of golf in the local area we are delighted to recommend the following premium courses just minutes by car from the resort.
Rosapenna Golf
7.4km – 7MINS
Located on the edge of the picturesque Sheephaven Bay, Rosapenna is the proud home to the Old Tom Morris Links designed by Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews in 1893 and a modern great in the Sandy Hills Links laid out by Pat Ruddy of The European Club fame and open for play since 2003.
Dunfanaghy Golf Course
16km – 17MINS

Located on the western shores of Sheephaven Bay with its blue flag beaches and stunning scenery, Dunfanaghy Golf Club sits on the edge of the picturesque village of Dunfanaghy in the shadow of Muckish Mountain. Golf has been played on the seaside links of Dunfanaghy for over 100 years.

Portsalon Golf Club
23.9km – 27MINS
The Atlantic Drive is a short but very spectacular road around the rosguill Peninsula , which encapsulates the dramatic marriage of two natural elements-the ageless land of Donegal and the timeless courtship of the Atlantic , which has forged a glorious alliance of great beauty. As it is only about 12km around, you will best appreciate it if you walk or cycle.


Given our stunning coastal location, along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way it is no surprise that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to water based activities in the local area. Here are just some of the activities which our guests enjoy during a stay at the Donegal Boardwalk Resort.
16.5km – 18MINS

Jaws Watersports are the longest established Watersports Centre in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal with over 16 years of experience.  A one stop shops for all your ‘watery’ needs be it surfing, stand-up paddling boarding or coastal kayaking.

16.4km – 17MINS

Check in and chill out. The team at Narosa in Dunfanaghy are passionate about surfing generally, and surfing in Ireland particularly. Everyone that works at Narosa loves the Ocean, being in it, around it, and encouraging others to explore their relationship with it.

Eco Atlantic Adventures
16km – 16MINS

Eco Atlantic Adventures is an Adventure Sports provider based in Donegal, offering kayaking Tours, Hill Walking, Rock Climbing & Absaeling, Coastering, Gorge Walking, Team Building Days, Group Activity Days and more always using the natural environment.

Meveagh Dive Centre
16km – 16MINS

Founded in 2004, Merveagh Dive Centre offer Scuba Diving Training all year round in their state of the art Seawater Swimming Pool, situated between Sheephaven Bay and Mulroy Bay, in Donegal home to some excellent wreck diving in Ireland in some of the clearest waters for Diving in Ireland.

Family Days Out

It is no secret that we love to welcome families to Donegal Boardwalk resort, be it for a summer holiday, autumn break or winter escape. When holidaying at the resort there is a multitude of activities for families to choose from, all a convenient drive away. Here, we have included some of our favourite places and recommendations for a great family day out in Donegal. All you need is the picnic lunch!
Gáinne Mór Alpacas
8.5km – 9MINS

Gáinne Mór Alpacas is situated in the beautiful area of Sheephaven Bay, Downings, Co. Donegal. They specialise in alpacas walks and farm visits by appointment. You can take one of their gorgeous boys for a walk lasting approximately 60 minutes on the farmland.

Wild Ireland
64.4km – 60MINS

Wild Ireland is a unique wild animal sanctuary on the Inishowen peninsula. Wild Ireland offers sanctuary to many animals such as Brown Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar. Step back in time into an ancient woodland, inhabited by these extinct creatures, that have returned to their ancestral home.

Tropical World
32.4km – 31MINS

Tropical World at Alcorn’s opened its doors to the public in April 2011. This fascinating destination boasts an amazing array of Exotic Plants, Animals and Tropical Butterflies in the heart of Donegal! Also home to a mini zoo with many species of birds and mammals.

34.9km – 36MINS

Lurgybrack Open Farm is a special place where all the family can spend the day together visiting the animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to a range of friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with.

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