• Activities,  Historic,  Tourist

    Old Bushmills Distillery

    In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you’ll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Old Bushmill’s Distillery. A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey.

  • Historic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Ulster American Folk Park

    The Ulster American Folk Park is 63 miles from “Willow” and takes approx. 1hour 45 minutes by car, it is well worth a day trip. Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago. Wander through the thatched cottages and log cabins and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food. Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore, masses…

  • Historic,  Tourist

    Doagh Famine Village

    Approx. 30 miles by ferry & 45 minutes by car from “Willow” . A MUSEUM LIKE NO OTHER Doagh Famine Village tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s through until the present day. Our tour guides will take you on a journey showing how families and communities have lived on the edge generation after generation, adapting and surviving as the environment and society around the local area changed over the years. A combination of informative story telling and life size exhibits provides an informative, thought-provoking and at time humorous look at Irish life. Attractions include original thatched Irish cottages (inhabited as recently as the…

  • Historic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Malin Head

    Approx. 40 miles and 1hour 30 minutes by car & ferry from “Willow” Malin Head, in County Donegal, is renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and it is close to Inishowen’s splendid golf courses. Discover some of the largest sand dunes in Europe at the famous Five Finger Strand from Knockamany Bens. At low tide, see if you can spot the wreck of the Twilight, which sank in 1889 on its voyage to Derry. The circuit of the head will…

  • Activities,  Historic,  Tourist

    Dunree Fort

    Approx 32 miles & 1hour 15 minutes by car & ferry from “Willow”. Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room and Coffee Shop. Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations.. Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since. It has one of the best…

  • Historic,  Scenic,  Tourist,  Walking

    Grianan of Ailigh

    The Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal. 250m above sea level, the stone fort was probably first built on an earthen rath. The view from Aileach is breathtaking. The glistening waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly are clear, as is the form of the entire peninsula. A windy and exposed place, Grianán has been a silent witness to the history of Ireland. The origins of the Grianán of Aileach fort are dated back to 1700 BC. It is linked to the Tuatha de Danann who invaded Ireland before the Celts and built stone forts on top of strategic hills. They worshipped…