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Letterkenny Accommodation - Dunlewey Lakeside Centre

Telephone: +353 (0)74 9531699

Ionad Cois Locha or the Dunlewey Lakeside Centre is situated on the shores of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the  mysterious and haunting Poison Glen. Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in the County Donegal provides a wonderful backdrop to this spectacular setting.

Weavers Cottage
The centre tells the story of the renowned weaver, Manus Ferry.  His home has been reconstructed to give the visitor the full flavour of life in Donegal in the middle of the last century. Many people came to this homestead to visit Manus and to purchase his tweed. These included Henry McIllhiney, Glenveigh Castle, Derek Hill, Glebe House, Sir Sidney Nolan, the famous Australian artist and many others too numerous to mention.

Boat Cruise
Story telling trips on the 50 seater boat - The Grainne Rose - run from the jetty. Visitors can view the double-peaked summit of  Mount Errigal and the glimmering granite of the Poison Glen from new angles. The boat trip passes near the site of a prehistoric Crannog, the first 'Dunlewey' which now lies beneath the water  The observant visitor might just spot the Green Lady, ghost of the Guinness Estate, across the Lough

Play Areas
Children of all ages are catered for and are guaranteed an exciting days entertainment. The indoor and outdoor play areas include:
Pedaloes on the pond
Bouncy Castle
Rodeo Bull
Adventure playground
Climbing wall
Go-kart tracks

Lakeside Walk
The lakeside walk takes the visitor past the home of the ducks, donkeys, peahen and peacock and the rabbit. The rabbit guards the way to the well (tobar) which used to supply Manus Ferry and his family with water. After a short walk you can enjoy peaceful moments on the shores of Dunlewey Lough and admire magnificent views of Errigal and the Derryveagh mountains.

The Dunlewey Lakeside Centre offers something for all the family  -  weaving displays, a lake with paddle boats and canoes, an indoor play area, lakeside walks and pony trekking. There are demonstrations in carding, spinning and weaving wool as well as guided tours of the restored house and farm, storytelling and boat trips on Dunlewey lake. There is an adventure play area, pet animals, tea room, restaurant and craft shop.

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