Book a cottage break in Gweedore, Donegal, Ireland
Enjoying a picturesque country setting close to Lough Nacung and some stunning mountain scenery, this picturesque village in County Donegal has tree lined streets and is an ideal location for a country cottage holiday. What’s more, with the coast close by, you can experience the best of both worlds with a rural retreat or country cottage break in Gweedore.
About Gweedore for Cottage Holidays
Gweedore has a largely Irish-speaking population which makes it interesting to visit, and due to its large population of over four thousand people in quite a small area, it happens to be one of the most heavily populated places in rural Europe. With the coastline close by and golden beaches such as Magheraclogher beach just a short car journey away, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to live here. A cottage holiday in this gorgeous part of Ireland whether with family or friends is certain to be special and memorable.
Close to the village is the towering peak of Mount Errigal, the tallest point of the Derryveagh mountain range and the tallest in the whole of County Donegal. This soaring natural mound provides a wonderful backdrop to Gweedore, and with unbelievable sunsets of pinks, oranges and purples and is part of Glenveagh National Park. It is simply divine to see on a romantic break with your loved one, or if you fancy taking some brilliant snaps to make your friends back at home jealous! The mountain can be climbed and often is, so if you are into hiking and trekking when on a self-catering break then the views from the top are extremely spectacular and it is well worth the climb.
Gweedore is a complete haven for those looking to be immersed in traditional Irish culture when on holiday here, as it is well-known for its Old Irish traditions including Gaelic games, music, theatre and of course, with Irish being the main language in the area, this plays a great role when visiting the parish. The local pubs and taverns of Gweedore often play traditional Irish music, and there have been several famous musicians to have some out of this settlement. The most well-known of all of them is Enya, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
Theatre and art play a big role in Gweedore, as there are two art galleries housing paintings and other art work by the area’s best-known artists, and there is also a local theatre called Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair which puts on brilliant drama productions. Performed in both Irish and English, it is well worth popping along to the theatre one evening when on your cottage break to soak up the local culture and see one of these plays. Several are often performed at the Earagail Arts Festival which takes place annually in the summer in County Donegal.
Gweedore has a lovely mix of stunning scenery, interesting history, traditions and culture to offer, making this village a special place for an Irish self-catering getaway. Choices of self-catering accommodation include rural retreat cottages, pet-friendly cottages and holiday chalets. Wherever you choose to stay, we trust that you will be inspired by this beautiful part of County Donegal.
Book a Gweedore cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Donegal on holiday.