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"Enjoy Incredible Experiences"

Experience the natural beauty we have in abundance in our magnificent County Donegal sitting as Ireland's most northerly county, an unspoilt haven with dramatic landscapes, hidden gems, local arts, culture and heritage, providing you with a map of discovery while you explore the great outdoors.

Mulroy Woods Hotel is your gateway, not only to the to the Wild Atlantic Way but to a host of activities while you stay & explore with us, where you can unleash your spirit of outdoor adventure, all within easy distance of our Hotel.

Take a walk or hike amongst the wilderness, enjoy a day of fishing or shooting, golf in paradise, take to the saddle to explore by horseback or enjoy some family entertainment in nearby Letterkenny, we have it all waiting for you to fill your heart with Donegal

Come stay, explore & enjoy and be assured of a warm & truly authentic Donegal welcome at Mulroy Woods Hotel 


" Hiking Donegal"

Get your Hiking boots ready to explore the Donegal wilderness with an experience that is truly unique. A walkers paradise awaits with so many hidden gems to discover.

Follow the links below, with Map & grid references, for some suggestions from our Partners Hiking Donegal to find your perfect adventure

Murder Hole Beach 

Knockalla Mountain 

Burtonport low-land walk that's not as tough as some of the others

Ards Forest Park with numerous trails that cater for all levels

Glenveagh - Bridle path walk - relatively easy and taking in the castle & gardens

For those a bit more adventurous, you have Muckish, Errigal and the 7 sisters : 


"Eco Atlantic Adventures"

Our local Partner Eco Atlantic Adventures, an Adventure Sports provider based close by to our property, offer Kayaking Tours, Hill Walking, Rock Climbing, Team Building Days & Group Activity Days, taking advantage of all that nature has to offer. Running their activities in a sustainable manner giving our landscape the respect & care it deserves.

Call 0862250599 to Book or email: or get in touch with & we can help you plan your activity for groups or individuals


A few Top Picks are below:

Portsalon Caves Kayak Tour

The Portsalon Caves Tour is our most popular family kayak tours. A 2hour Kayak that covers approximately 6km. Taking in the most breath-taking scenery and coastal features  along Lough Swilly. Offering numerous caves that can be accessed on calm seas with cliffs where wild sea birds’ nest and Wild Mink is often spotted in summer. Sea stacks and sea arches add to the journey as you navigate the narrow channel of rock.

Hidden from the view of the passing cars on the road above is a secret beach with its own sea arch and beach cave. This Kayak tour offers a whole new perspective on the beauty of Donegal waiting to be discovered.

Located on the Fanad Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way, these hidden gems are only accessible by kayak. While kayaking you will also enjoy the spectacular views of Inishowen, Irelands most northerly peninsula on the other side of Lough Swilly. This is one of many unique experiences with Eco Atlantic Adventures.

Suitable for Family Groups with children 8+ while being accompanied by an adult and also suitable for beginners.


7 Arches Kayak Tour

This truly is the 7th Wonder of the Wild Atlantic Way Donegal. The 7 Arches Kayak tour begins by leaving the pier in Portsalon and heading north along the rugged Fanad coastline, exploring the Portsalon caves and discovering hidden beaches and coves. This section of coastline has it all, Caves, Cliffs, Arches, Sea Stacks, Hidden Coves and Beaches. The tour continues North until we reach the hidden gem that is “The 7 Arches”. This is a private beach hidden along the coast and only accessible by kayak with its own waterfall paradise inside a cave formed by millions of years of erosion.

This Kayak trip will not disappoint, with lots of opportunities for photographs and if luck is on our side, the possibility of seeing some dolphins. Kayaking is easy pace with stops and rest opportunities available. Don’t forget to take a snack to enjoy in this coastal paradise.

The tour is 9km in distance and 4hours duration and best suited to paddlers with some experience. Tour is not ideally suitable for 1st timers, children under 16years or those with lower back problems. Bring a light snack and fluids as you will need to keep your energy levels up. Old runners or footwear are essential and light Rain-Jacket, ensure you have a water proof pouch for your phone or camera. €45pp


Full Moon Kayak Tour

Kayaking out in the early evening as the sun sets. Enjoying the low light and low level of noise while others stroll quietly along the beach. Giving a magical relaxing feel to this calm body of water as the evening settles into night. With the Full Moon rising from behind the hills. Kayaking quietly in the still of night returning under the cover of darkness guided by the moonlight. €30pp


Midnight Kayak Tour

Kayaking out in the evening as your eyes get accustomed to the lowering level of the sun. Gazing at the ever-growing sea of stars above in the hope to catch a shooting star or to see the glow of a shoal of phosphorescence plankton. Returning after dark following the distant lights of the pier to guide the way. Finish of the Evening with a warm drink around the fire. Midnight kayaks take place at Rathmullan Beach on Lough Swilly and Woodquarter Pier on Mulroy Bay. €30pp


Bioluminescent Night Kayaks

Take a night kayak during the darker part of the month and experience the wonder of Bioluminescent plankton glowing in the sea. A Night Kayak with something truly unique, a natural phenomenon, caused by the biological production of light from a living organism. Bioluminescent Night Kayak tour take place from 2 locations, Rathmullan & Portsalon Pier. €30pp


Sunset Kayak Tour

Watching the sun sink into the sea is one of the most memorable experiences imaginable… and what better place to enjoy the view than from your own private, floating island! Our Sunset Kayak Tour is truly a spectacular experience, offering unobstructed views of the vast, palette of blue, purple, pinks, reds, and oranges that paint the famous Donegal sunsets. Enjoying these from the calm waters of Mulroy Bay or from Sheephaven Bay as the Sun sinks into the Horizon leaving the final reflection and memories to last a life time. €30pp


Summer Solstice Sunset Kayak

Kayaking on Mulroy Bay for the Summer Solstice Sunset. Enjoying the last Glimpse of Sunlight and the official beginning of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The North Pole is at its maximum tilt and the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, resulting in the longest day and the shortest night. Kayaking out in the early evening and enjoying the setting sun. Prepare to observe this spectacle and to truly enjoy it in the safe hands of Eco Atlantic Adventures. Light Snack and Fluids essential. Wetsuits & all kayak gear provided. €40pp


SUP Wednesdays and SUP Saturdays

Explore Donegal in a new, exciting way! Enjoy a memorable experience by Stand-Up Paddle Boarding on the calm waters of Mulroy Bay with Eco Atlantic Adventures.

Mulroy Bay is an SAC (special area of conservation).  It is a large sheltered inlet with lots of islands, surrounded by native woodland and the clearest of water filtered by the famous Mulroy Bay Muscle Farms, giving the ideal habitat for numerous types of sea life.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding your way along the bay and through the islands gives an ideal vantage point to witness this spectacle. Take in the natural beauty of the area and unwind. These tours are an excellent introduction to SUP, as our skilled tour guide will take you through everything you need to know to be confident on the water.

All our SUP Boards are Solid Boards, to give you a much more stable and enjoyable experience. €30pp


Ghost Ship Kayak Tour

Kayak along the 2nd Most Beautiful Beach in the World to the Knockalla Sea Cliffs. Nature watching for Bird Colonies, Seals and Dolphins, while taking in the views of the giant sea cliffs and caves. Hidden in plain sight from all but the sea, a full-size fishing vessel shipwrecked in a giant cave. The 15 Meter horizon fishing vessel ran aground at 3:30am on March 5th 2008 near Saldana Point, the sea conditions and giant cliffs made it almost impossible to rescue the crew from the stricken craft by life boat. However, with the work of Sligo based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter, all 7 crew were winched to the safety of the helicopter in the darkness of night, while hovering close to the 60 feet high cliffs for 50min. The kayak tour has a very unique view of Lough Swilly and the many mirror like image caves and inlets. Returning along Knockalla beach, stretching 5KM from Portsalon Pier. €45pp 



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