I have a traditional Irish cottage, it's around 200 years old, with a lot of local history. Its small from the outside, but has 4 bedrooms, kitchen, living room and store room. I am redecorating it as my new home and I love it. The room I am renting, is a good size at 11 square metres, it has a lovely big comfortable antique brass bed, new wooden floor and vintage furniture, and a nice view of the mountains and landscape. I am trying to restore as traditional as I can, but its kind of looking, shabby chic and quite vintage.
I also recently done up another room, with bunk beds and a double air bed, I can offer a deal for this room for groups of 2-4 people. I can also rent the whole house, which worked well recently. Email for further details.
The living room is very cosy with an open fire, you are welcome to relax there during your stay. I also have wifi throughout the house, but no television I am afraid.
What makes a visit to Donegal special isn’t just the raw beauty of Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Slieve League alone or the majesty of the golden eagles swooping high and low at Glenveagh National Park and Castle. It is something more complicated, something deeper than that. It is about connections. It is about the connections that all who come to this beautiful and dramatic place never forget. The connections with the people. A people who are full of warmth and humour. A people with a story, a saying or a song for every occasion.
Derryconnor, my neighbourhood, is a Gaelige speaking rural area with breathtaking landscape all around. The local village has a lovely hotel, pizza wine bar which often has intimate theatre and other entertainment, lovely cosy pubs serving wonderful guinness with traditional Irish music sessions regularly and always friendly faces. A pub close by has one of the best traditional Irish music sessions in Ireland, twice a week. Not to be missed if you are into that kind of thing.
And the food. Donegal does great food. There is no shortage of locally sourced fresh produce on the plates of bistro’s, pubs, restaurants and hotels up and down the County.
As mentioned, Donegal highest sea cliffs in Europe but also The best waves on the west coast. Great hill-walking, and local walks, I have a walking guide on hand to meet guests needs where possible. There is also super cycling routes. Nearby there are golden beaches to walk and plenty activities if that's what you would like, including pony/horse trekking, kayaking, golf, traditional music sessions, come of the best and most famous in Ireland. There are amazing walks mapped out, along the coastline, around the mountains of Muckish and Errigal, both to be seen out the windows of my house. I love to walk and take in the beautiful surroundings. There are local bus services passing outside throughout the day, I always recommend a car but I won't mind giving you a lift here and there. I will do my utmost to ensure you a pleasant stay and a plan to return again soon.
All the practical things are taken care of in Donegal. It is only 2.5 hours from Belfast, 90 minutes to Derry, about 4.5 hours from Dublin and Galway by car. It has its own airport and is right on the door step of Derry – City of Culture 2013. It’s a perfect destination whether you are on a shoe-string budget or if you can splash out, we have it all here.
A visit to Donegal will always be special and never forgotten.
Moira is class. She is such a warm and friendly host. She was very easy-going for the fact that we were staying for such a short time, and even got up at 6 AM to make sure we had breakfast and say goodbye! She knows her geography so well (both the mountains and the pubs) and she is the ideal person to show you around the area, or give you suggestions. We had a perfect stay and Moira made it so fun for us. We will be back!
This was our first AirB&B stay and weren't quite sure what to expect.
Moira was very welcoming and came to the nearest village to meet us and guide us to her place. She was very friendly and provided us with home-baked soda farls for breakfast -delicious|
Had a great stay with Moira! An absolutely beautiful countryside, perfect if you want to get away to hike the mountains, surf the beaches, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Moira's cottage is a great cozy place to come back after a day of exploring to warm up and relax. Make sure to ask Moira about the local sessions if you want to hear great traditional music as well. This part of Donegal is a wonderful place to meet new friends that will keep you coming back!
Moiras place is nice and quiet with some possibilities to go out for walks and enjoy the beautiful landscape. The sea isn't far either. Moira was very nice and friendly and her recommended places to eat and drink were good ones!
This is a perfect refuge from the hectic life schedule most of us have. The location offers great panoramic views of Errigal and Muckish Mountains; lovely, breathtaking stunning, unspoilt beaches nearby and not so far away from the busy villages of Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy if you fancy some shopping or social life. Moira herself is involved in a lot of local community projects and can give plenty of tipps for local activities as well from her own developing project rock and roam. We enjoyed the wee cottage with its all slightly shabby, artistic upcycling chic and loved her absolutely chilled-out cat. Bertie rocks!
Moira was a great host, nice and pleasant.
She knows the area and is full of tips on places to visit and places.
The house is well located, not far from the sea
I recommend this host.
Had a really fun time staying at Moira's traditional Irish cottage. Her lively company and sharp sense of humour made the whole experience very enjoyable . Thanks Moira
Host very friendly, helpful and easy going. Met me at the local village to guide me back to the cottage - much appreciated. Nice country location close to interesting historic attractions. Cottage in process of refurbishment. Excellent breakfast!
We had a very pleasant stay with Moira. She welcomed us very warmly and made us feel at home since the first minutes. Her home is a old rural cottage, still under renovation. It is ideally located in a quiet area and very close to the sea and the mountains. The breakfast was varied and always very good and plentiful. It included different sort of bread made by Moira herself. Moira is very good at suggesting ideas on what to do in the area, very good at giving directions and very helpful.