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What to do on the Mulroy Drive

Fishing & Shooting

There is a great variety available to the angler and hunts man. For the keen angler there is lake fishing at Milford’s Lough Fern and trout fishing at the picturesque Bunlin Bridge. Facilities are available for the deep-sea angler, the gun enthusiast and there is also private trout fishing along the route.

Walking & Activity Sports

There are organised walking groups in the area – the Mevagh Ramblers and the Milford Walking Group. We have the Golan Pad Walk, (sign posted from Milford), and a 2km forestry walk at the lay by in Woodquarter with breath-taking views of the Mulroy Bay. In the village of Kerrykeel there is a walk that takes you to the Dolmen Stone. There are a wide variety of sports halls and amenities all along the bay that caters for all sports. We also have 8 Walking & Cycling Routes on the back roads leading onto the main Mulroy Drive (featured on our website at “Walking & Cycling Routes).


A golfer’s paradise can be found along the Mulroy Drive. With world-class golfing clubs located across the drive and the surrounding areas, keen golfers will have no shortage of temptations. The area has a rich golfing heritage with some of the county’s most famous courses within a short drive of your stay on the Mulroy Drive.


The area is rich in history and heritage, from the Gallowglassess to the Ulster Plantation to the Earls of Leitrim. There are many historical treasures to be found along the Mulroy Drive including thatched cottages, craft shops and an old forge. There are also a number of vintage car rallies throughout the summer.

Horse Riding & Cycling

There are horse riding treks along the route that will take you through the beautiful hills overlooking Mulroy Bay. The Donegal cycle route at Milford takes you to the beautiful waters of Bunlin, the Bunlin Mass Rock and the wonderful Bunlin Waterfall.

Aquaculture & Marine

There is a thriving marine aquaculture business on the bay with mussel farming, scallop farming, oyster farming and salmon farming. Mulroy Bay is one of the few bays in the world where we have a natural settlement of scallop spat. The water in the bay is monitored weekly by the department of marine and is one of the cleanest bays in the country.

Lough Swilly Ferry

The Mulroy Drive is ideally located to continue exploring the rest of Donegal from. Why not continue your trip for the day on to Inishowen by using the Lough Swilly Ferry? The car ferry service connects the Fanad & Inishowen peninsulas (from Rathmullan to Buncrana) & operates from the June Bank Holiday weekend to September.

Stunning Beaches

Ballymastocker Beach, Portsalon

Tramore Beach, Downings

Melmore Beach, head of Mulroy Bay

Trabeg Beach, Downings

The Boardwalk, Cuan na Rí

Ballyheerin Beach, Fanad

Rathmullan Beach

Kinnegar Beach, Rathmullan