(Inis Eoghain - Owen's Island) takes its name from Owen, son
of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who captured St Patrick and
brought him to Ireland. Inishowen was part of the great northern
kingdom of Ui Neill and was ruled from the royal place at
Inishowen has many sites of historical and archaeological
importance. There are traces of Stone Age man in the flint
works in the shoreline at Urris. It has been suggested that
these may date back 10,000 years. The Celtic influence is
manifest everywhere, from the enigmatic Stone Circle at Bocan,
near Culdaff, to the inscribed standing stones at Muff and
the dolmens at Iskaheen and Clonmany.
Peninsula is situated in the North West of the Republic of
Ireland. Inishowen possesses such a range of sights and attractions
that it is often referred to as 'Ireland in Miniature'. This
is the undiscovered Ireland, a world apart, a timeless place
- steeped in heritage and antiquity - yet offering the tourist
every amenity for the family, angler, golfer, watersport enthusiast
or those who want to get away from it all.
coast of Donegal is believed to be one of the very first places
where golf was played in Ireland. Golf has been played in
Inishowen for more than 100 years and the standard of clubs
and courses is very high. Gastronomes and gourmets are well
catered for, as are those who enjoy the atmosphere and ambience
of cosy friendly pubs and hostelries. Inishowen's award winning
restaurants daily take the finest and freshest ingredients
creating culinary delights both innovative and traditional.
Naturally, seafood is a speciality; the day's catch taken
fresh from the pier.