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Cionn Fhánada (Fanad Head)
Fanad Head, Co. Donegal
Family friendly
Free to visit
Sunny days
Discover Cionn Fhánada (Fanad Head) on the Fanad Peninsula, between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay on the north coast of County Donegal. Head on a guided tour of the nearby Fanad Head Lighthouse.

Access Cionn Fhánada (Fanad Head) from the Knockalla Coast Road and soak up the scenery across the estuary towards the Inishowen Peninsula. As the road ascends, take in one of the most splendid views in Ireland. Admire pretty Portsalon and spectacular Ballymastocker Bay, previously voted the second most beautiful beach in the world. Go sailing on its crystal clear waters, try a spot of windsurfing, play a round of golf or discover the stunning coastal walks.

Spend time exploring Fanad Head Lighthouse, locals say the majestic building is slightly higher than the Eiffel Tower although that's open to interpretation. Stroll along the headland and take a moment to appreciate the soaring waves and rugged coastline.

Book in with Rathmullan Charters and view Cionn Fhánada and Fanad Head Lighthouse from the water, enjoy a sightseeing and historical tour or an evening cruise along Lough Swilly.

Why we like it
  • One of the best panoramic views in Ireland.
  • Enjoy Ballymastocker Bay, voted the second most beautiful beach in the world.
  • Go sailing, water skiing or kitesurfing.
  • Take a relaxing boat cruise.
Tips from locals

Go on a guided tour of Fanad Head Lighthouse and climb the 76 steep steps to the summit, you'll be rewarded with incredible views of the wild Atlantic Ocean and breathtaking Cionn Fhánada.

Contact details
Fanad Head, Arryheernabin, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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Experience the timeless magic of Fanad Lighthouse. One of the great lighthouses of Ireland standing between idyllic Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay in County Donegal, Fanad Lighthouse has been voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world.

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