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Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

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Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

We will have 3 or 4 nights May 11-13/14 to explore County Donegal and down into Sligo. We will be doing coastal drives, Slieve League, checking out Londonderry/Derry, going to Rathmullen and Moville, and down to Ballyshannon, Bundoran, and Sligo, and lots of sightseeing in between those places. Any recommendations for a nice B&B, fairly central to all those places? Don't need a lot of night life, but would want good simple food at night. Also don't mind driving (by then, we should have the left side of the road down pat!). Just for information, we will have spent May 9-10 in Port Stewart while doing the Antrim coast sights. Thanks for your suggestions!

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1. Re: Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

Donegal is not the smallest or most easily navigable counties. Letterkenny or Donegal itself might make the most logical choices. If you don't need to be in Town and go fro Donegal then we like Drumcorry house a couple of miles north from town http://www.drumcorroyhouse.com/

North Coast, N...
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2. Re: Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

Can't give B&B recommendations but would suggest you do 1 or 2 nights in northern Donegal (maybe Letterkenny/Rathmullan area) and 2 in either Ardara area or Donegal town area to cover the southern section.

You're driving from Portstewart to Derry, exploring Derry then Rathmullan and Moville so that's a fair bit for one day. In fact I'm not sure that you'd fit that all into one day. Is there a reason for Moville? If you're there, I think you really should be exploring more of Inishowen. That's why I'd split your stay into two B&Bs. I'd do Derry and some of Inishowen on day 1, then Rathmullan, and onto Glenveagh/Poisoned glen area on day 2.

Or you could go Portstewart to magilligan (do a photostop at Downhill beach for Mussenden temple) and get the ferry to Greencastle, work your way around the Inisowen peninsula and end up overnighting in Derry. Next day you could cover Derry and on to Rathmullan etc..

Florida
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3. Re: Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

Thanks, Tony2phones. We checked the website, and it looks like a marvelous place, but unfortunately doesn't have space available.

Florida
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4. Re: Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

Hi Ponaire,

We thought we'd drive to Moville because that's where the ship left for New York in 1896 with great grandmother Rose McCallum. No other reason, really. The ferry suggestions makes sense and good use of time, too. We're going to Rathmullen to look up Alfie McCollum and visit his shop, on the outside chance he may be a relative. Other than that, with stops at cathedrals and churches to check out gravesites, we're foot loose, and hoping to find beautiful hidden spots of Irish beauty.

Thanks for your helpful hints.

North Coast, N...
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5. Re: Between Sligo and Rathmullen, where to stay for 3 nights?

Aw, well that's a lovely thing to do and good reason to explore Inisowen:) It's a great area with a few gems although Donegal as a whole is full of little gems I think.

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