Cuan na Ri


⏰ 0:00 - 24:00

💵 €108 - €187

🌏 Sheephaven Bay, Donegal Town Ireland (View map)

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Location / Nearby Cuan na Ri


Language spoken

English, Italian

Number of rooms


About us

Looking for a place to stay in Donegal Town? Then look no further than Cuan na Ri, a romantic resort that brings the best of Donegal Town to your doorstep.

Rooms at Cuan na Ri offer a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special.

Should time allow, Donegal Castle is a popular castle that is relatively easy to get to.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Cuan na Ri as you experience everything Donegal Town has to offer.
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⏳ 08-2018

The secret is out - no place better, perfect for multi-generation holidays

Here's the problem I have with posting a review of Donegal Boardwalk Resort (former Cuan na Ri), I don't want to share it! Travelled with 3 generations of family and friends and it was a winner with everyone. The complex has recently changed hands and is under new management, the houses are spacious and have been updated and in between our various stays here we notice little incremental improvements e.g. new drying racks for the clothes, patio furniture, etc. There is a deck area to the rear with plenty of green space. Beds were very comfortable, medium to firm mattress, no complaints from anyone, plenty of pillows and George and the team are so obliging any extra bits just text them and its sorted. On entering the resort, there is a complex of houses broken into 3 little horseshoes with a playground beside them. There is a fibre network here with very fast speeds, password supplied at house. A 7 minute walk from the houses along a path through the resort will bring you directly to the sea front at Trá Mór beach. There is a bar/restaurant here with another new playground for young kids beside it. Alongside the playground is a new tennis court and basketball court. There is plenty of parking. From the bar you can access the beach directly on to the sand but the sand here is quite soft until you walk around the headland. Alternatively, the boardwalk stretches for 1.2km from the bar across the sand dunes with benches and viewing platforms built in. The boardwalk runs right up to the firmer sand but there is a dip down that would not be wheelchair accessible. There was a pitch n putt at the entry way which is no longer used but it would be good to see it in action again. I'd suggest bikes or scooters for younger kids as the walk from the house down to the beach is lengthy enough, great freedom for them on the bikes around here. The restaurant is proving popular, plenty of local action and around meal times you need to book or you won't get a table. There are tables outside so if you don't mind a lovely view with a breeze, you'll be grand. Overall the food is tasty and the service was fine, bit hit and miss on both depending on the night that's in it. I'm putting it down to growing pains as sometimes it wasn't very busy and the food/service was slow/poor. Seafront setting is fantastic and the bar is great if you fancy a cool one while the kids play in the small playground adjoining the bar. It's also really convenient if particularly when self-catering, you just don't want to be cooking you can toddle down with the gang and get fed. Trá Mór beach is a fine beach about 4 miles long and it is stunning with gorgeous fine sand, no lifeguard and caution necesssary if swimming - there are sandbanks and dips and the tide rolls in and out fast here. The smell of honeysuckle and meadowsweet permeates the air, it is absolute silence in the evening despite all the people around and the backdrop of the hills behind the houses is beautiful. If you take the road to High Glen you will go over this hill and completely FOR FREE get the most incredibly stunning views of Sheephaven Bay - it's breathtaking in its splendour. If you are an artist, bring your paints because the light here has a beautiful quality. There's a list of places to see on the Boardwalk website but others weren't included. Here's a few on our list: * Muck n Muffins in Dunfanaghy do a kids art class two evenings a week so parents can have a drink or walk the beach. Book ahead, €10 per child, kids loved it and the lady who runs it was very pleasant. Pay in shop. * Donegal is made for Watersports, we used Jaws and found them relaxed and focused on us enjoying our lessons but there are others dotted around in the villages. Doesn't matter if it rains though the sun does make it more enjoyable * Beaches everywhere up here all totally unspoilt. Marble Hill is shallow and lifeguard; Portnablagh drive onto the beach, pier here too, small beach but perfect with younger kids; Tra Mor in Carrigart, sweeping beach for walking but there's also Ards Forest Park and many more dotted all over the place each with its own quality * Bikes for hire on the way into Carrigart village - or bring your own scooters and bikes * Visit Fanad Lighthouse but don't take the Harry Blaney bridge over - the drive is longer but spectacular if you go the long way (about 25 mins) over by Portsalon. Come back the Harry Blaney bridge and home in ten mins. * Doon Mass Rock, Well and Doon Rock are worth a visit, quirky places of history and legend with beautiful views over the valleys * For wet days: Kids play area in Downing Bay Hotel; Letterkenny has cinema, indoor play area and bowling alley * Everywhere: doesn't matter where you go up here, it is all beautiful Tips: * Book restaurants at dinner time - everywhere in vicinity was booked at meal times. The pork burger at the beachfront bar was given the seal of approval by the teens and the adults alike * Beach wheelchair available from Donegal County Council, mobile number was listed in The Galley pizzeria in Downings * Doctor in Carrigart till 5pm, after that over to Milford or Letterkenny * Milford road is a better one to Letterkenny, roadworks on road from Letterkenny to Creeslough caused long traffic jams * Centra in Carrigart is small but has a good range of items: LIDL in Milford if you want a big shop * Recycling not available at the house but recycling centres are opposite Carrigart Church and in Creeslough carpark on the bend * Buy live chickens in Creeslough; fresh eggs and potatoes "farm to fork" all over the place Note: There are plans to further develop this resort with additional houses, leisure facilities and hotel …
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