Area Activities

Golfing in Donegal – be inspired  

Inspire your swing by sampling some of the finest golf courses in Ireland – on the doorstep of the Mulroy Woods Hotel.

Ireland is internationally renowned for golf courses which are as challenging as they are scenic - and you will find no more stunning and testing than in Donegal.

The Mulroy Woods Hotel the perfect golf haven getaway. It is located in the golden triangle of Donegal golf - surrounded by three of the most famous and challenging courses in the county: Rosapenna, Portsalon and Letterkenny.

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Donegal hill walking

Donegal hill walking is one of the best ways to discover the true scale of the county’s rugged and unspoilt beauty.

In partnership with our expert mountaineering friends at Unique Ascent & Eco Atlantic Adventures we can arrange for guests to avail of a full range of hillwalking guide services for hikers of any ability. Your group can enjoy guided mountain escapes which safely take in the highest, most secluded and truly magnificent locations across Donegal’s mountainous terrain.

Mountain treks and hikes are available night and day night. Hikes can be tailored to make the most of full moon experiences, aurora hunts, sunsets and sunrises.


Northern Lights

Experience Aurora Borealis is all of their glory from one of the best viewing points in Ireland at Fanad Lighthouse. Fanad Head is Ireland’s second most northerly point and provides a stunning vista for the spectacular Northern Lights, especially in the heart of winter.  Be sure to bring a flask of your favourite warm drink, plenty of layers and a warming blanket, and simply sit back and enjoy one of the must awe-inspiring shows on earth.


Sea Stack Climbing

Sea Stack climbing in Donegal is the ultimate weekend warrior adventure and we’d be only too happy to arrange it for you and your fellow adventurers. Our expert climbing friends at Unique Ascent will guide you safely to the summits of some of the most impressive Sea Stack you’re likely to find anywhere in Ireland.

Enjoying the adrenaline rush of an exhilarating Donegal Sea Stack climbing experience does not require any previous climbing experience. You need only bring your spirit of adventure to tick this one off your bucket list. Ask us for more information on visiting wild Atlantic Sea Stacks that have had fewer on them than the moon.

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Rock Cimbing

Donegal is packed full of magnificent rock-climbing experiences and we’re on hand help you find the mountain challenge to suit your skills.

Thanks to the expert Donegal rock climbing team at Unique Ascent, Mulroy Woods Hotel guests can discover Donegal’s testing rock faces in safe hands.

The Unique Ascent team can take your team on an exploration of lesser known climbing locations across the county during your Donegal rock climbing adventure. They offer an opportunity for all abilities explore and climb in secluded and unspoilt locations of majestic natural beauty.

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Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking will give you a perfect opportunity to explore some of Donegal’s most breathtaking coastline from its best angle.

Our friends at Eco Atlantic Adventures cater for all abilities. Whether you’d just like to dip your toe in the water or paddle off on an adventure of discovery, you’re in the safe hands of experienced experts who know the waters. This is a fun-filled and safe way to soak up the magnificence of the wild Atlantic Donegal coastline and its abundant wildlife. See if you can spot some seals, whales, dolphins, seabirds and more.



Surfing in Donegal

Donegal is Ireland’s top surfing destination and the Mulroy Woods Hotel is the perfect base for easy access to some of the best surf in the county.

Experience the best of Donegal surfing for yourself thanks to our friends at Adventure One Surf School. The team can accommodate all abilities - whether it’s your first time or you and your experienced crew are seeking the thrill of the big waves, Adventure One Surf School has the perfect Donegal surf location and guidance to suit.

Surf lessons for all levels are delivered by experienced and passionate instructors in nearby Ballyheirnan Bay. Fun-filled five-day kid’s Surf Camps are are offered throughout July and August from Monday to Friday.

Surf guiding is offered for improver/intermediate surfers looking for the best conditions available. The Adventure One team draws on all of their local knowledge and does all of the research so all that you have to do to score the best waves is concentrate of your surfing.


Game and Clay Pigeon Shooting

Game and clay pigeon shooting can be arranged through local gun clubs and the local clay pigeon club.


Mulroy Pigeon Club

Visitors are always welcome at Mulroy Clay Pigeon Club which is USPCA registered for national and Olympic skeet. It hosts seven national Skeet shoots and one Olympic skeet shoot each year.


Bracken Hill Pheasantries

Bracken Hill Pheasantries, a family-run game farm, controls a shoot at Bracken Hill for duck, partridge or pheasant shooting (season-depending)

Non-shooting guests are welcome to attend at either shoot.


Deep Sea Diving

15 mins drive from hotel

Mevagh Dive Centre is a purpose-built dive centre located between Sheephaven Bay and Mulroy Bay. It is open all year round and caters for those who wish to dive 10m or 70m.


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