Outdoor Activities


Donegal offers some of the most unspoiled landscapes in Ireland. The walking enthusiast can choose from a variety of walks from Marked Trails, Looped Walks as well as Coastal and Forest walks. In Downings we have some breathtaking walks with the beautiful 4 miles long Tramore Beach on the doorstep of the Rosapenna Hotel. We also have the world famous Atlantic Drive which is 8.5 miles in length. These are just a few of the many routes to walk in the Sheephaven Bay Walking Guide which is available at the hotel reception as part of our walking breaks. If you’re planning on making a day of it, our kitchen can provide a packed lunch.



Rosapenna is the ideal place to park the car and cycle along the miles of coastal roads, with dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Wherever you cycle, you are guaranteed to find scenic beauty, friendly villages, generous hospitality and a warm welcome.



With the mighty Atlantic waves crashing into the miles and miles of coastline, it's no wonder that the west coast of Ireland has become a top destination for surfing. County Donegal in particular has become a top holiday location for surfing enthusiasts, as there are plenty of surf beaches and surf schools to be found here.

Jaws Water Sports offer surfing lessons locally – Tel: +353 (0)87 237 1152

More information at jawswatersports.ie


Diving / Sea Tours / Angling Trips

Mevagh Dive Centre is Donegal’s only dive centre which offers a variety of courses from scuba/sea dives to power boat training. They also have a 3.7 metre purpose built indoor dive pool which offers training in a safe, warm environment.

Other activities include:

    ○    Sheephaven Bay Sea Tours

    ○    Tory Island Trips

    ○    Day Boat Charter

    ○    Sea Angling or Evening Fishing Trips

Click here to download brochure for more information

For further information contact: 00353 (0)74 9154708


Water Sports

Gartan Outdoor Education Centre is set on 87 acres on the shores of Gartan Lough, 45 minutes from Rosapenna. The centre provides a wide range of adventure sports activities, environmental education courses, team building, management training and adventure sports training.

For further information contact: 00353(0)74 9137032

Activities include:

Archery Mountaineering Surfing
Canadian Canoeing Power boating Surf Kayaking
Coasteering Raft Building Initiative Tasks
Gorge Walking Rock climbing Wave Skiing
Hill Walking Sailing Whitewater Kayaking 
Kayaking Sea Kayaking Windsurfing



Horse Riding

Carrigart Riding Stables- Tel 00353 (0)74 9153583

Ashtree Stables Cranford - Tel: 00353 (074) 9153312


Rosguill Charter Boat Hire

A full day angling or scenic dive charter is available. Charters Include – Tuna or Wreck Diving To book the boat or for more information, please contact Michael at the following:

Email: info@rosguill.com   Phone: 00353 (0)74 91 55080

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Visitor online tee time reservations

Please click on the link below for all non hotel guest green fee rates/offers on your choice of championship links. All hotel guests please contact the hotel reception or the golf shop directly to book tee times as part of your accommodation & golf package.


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