Rathmullan House

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Country house comfort on the shores of Lough Swilly

Rathmullan's bedrooms vary from the simple to swishy. Doors in ground floor suites open onto rose-filled gardens, with decor themes ranging from Shaker to Cath Kidston.

Know It All

Hit the Spot
On the western shores of Lough Swilly.

Be Savvy
Conferences are held here regularly, but the laid-back atmosphere keeps things low key.

Be Smitten
De-stressing Donegal delight.


Rooms and suites
32 rooms

Special features
Some rooms have balconies, four-poster beds, separate sitting areas and roll-top baths.

Rathmullan also has a swimming pool, steam room, tennis courts, helipad and holistic therapy rooms.

Pillow Talk
Opt for quarters in the Regency wing – ideally a garden suite.

Eat & Drink

Dining in
Dine beneath an extravagant tented ceiling swathed in Bedouin silk and sprinkled with fairy lights. Organic fruit and vegetables are grown in the restaurant garden and a seaside setting means plenty of  fresh fish and seafood. Try the pan seared Lough Swilly queen scallops with caramalised endive, sea spaghetti and salsa verde.

Award winning breakfasts are served until 10am

Room service
Available morning and evening.

See & Do

See & Do
Take the Knockalla coastal drive around the Fanad Peninsular to the lighthouse and en route gaze at fabulous Warden Beach, regarded as Ireland’s most beautiful. Admire the works of art at the Glebe House, spot red deer at the Glenveigh National Park and – if it’s not too chilly – get surfing at Donegal's Bundoran beach, where the waves are reputed to rival those at Bondi in Sydney. For lazy shoreside walks, simply stroll through Rathmullan House’s lovely gardens to the sandy beach along the lough.

Pamper yourself in the hotel’s Solace Room, whose range of holistic treatments include the cult skincare brand Dr Hauschka ‘90 minutes of heaven’ facial and massage.

Diary Dates
For total sensory overload see the musicians, dancers and acrobats at the Earagail Arts festival.

August bank holiday
With a packed programme of popular music from Ireland and beyond, the Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music festival is unmissable.

A complimentary half-hour massage each (two night + stays).

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Rates guide
EUR 150- 350

Closed 10 January – 8 February




Minimum night stay?


Welcome – but there are child-free areas in the hotel

Yes – there's a specially built ‘doggie room’ inside one of the superior rooms.

Air conditioning

Wedding license?
Yes – held in the Weeping Elm restaurant outside peak summer months for up to 135 guests. Smaller weddings (for up to 60) are held in a more intimate private function room with a minstrel's gallery.

Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Letterkenny Co. Donegal

There is free guest parking


Sligo station – 32 km

EUR 50 from the station

Donegal and City of Derry – 68 km

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A complimentary half-hour massage each (two night + stays).

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