walking & hiking

Home of Walking and Cycling Centre, is located in Irelands best kept secret, the wild North West - on the Wild Atlantic Way - where one can walk and cycle for hours without encountering a single soul. The Bardic Way is a rugged trail of some 60 miles through the heart of Donegal. The hills offer ever changing landscape and contrasting terrain with the sea never far away. The walker and the cyclist are offered a complete package of guided or self guided walks and cycles. Ranging from 2 days to 2 weeks or more. 

We have telescopic Trekking Sticks made of aluminium at the House and our Guests are welcome to use them.



One of the nicest hiking trails around Donegal Bay is just in front of Coolmore Manor House!
It is possible to walk from Ballyshannon to Coolmore Manor House - or the other way around. There are different lenghs to this Creevy Shore Walk: if you walk all the way from Ballyshannon to Coolmore Manor House it takes approx. 4h, if you do it from Creevy Pier approx. 2h and from Creevy Pier back home to Coolmore Manor House approx. 1,5h.
You always have the ocean and the cliffs to your left hand side and a georgeous view over Donegal Bay, Slieve League, Rossnowlagh Beach and the Blue Stack Mountains…. and back home at Coolmore Manor House awaits a warm house, a hot tea and a nice log fire….. it is an ideal hiking trip even when the weather is not too great! Good shoes are recommended. Somebody from Coolmore Manor House will be happy to drive you to where you would like to start walking.



Donegal Bay's Atlantic coastline makes it one of the world's top locations for surfing, sailing, wind and kite surfing, scuba diving, canoeing and kayaking or just simply strolling along on one of the many sandy beaches.

Finnegan's Shop
Only 200m from Coolmore Manor House, you can rent surfboards, bodyboards and wetsuits at anytime and explore the sea on your own.

Finn McCools
The Surfschool right on Rossnowlagh Beach

Offshore Watersport Mullaghmore
Scuba Diving, Sea Angling, Powerboating

Donegal Scuba Diving



If you would like to rent bikes, or go on guided tours you can get all information on the following websites. They are based in Co. Donegal. They also rent bikes with full equipment and would also bring them to Coolmore Manor House at an extra charge.

Ireland by Bike

Donegal Mountain Bike Club


More information and interesting links about Ireland in the 'Irlandlexikon' 'Website


Views of our separate guest apartment



A warm welcome to our own treatment rooms at Coolmore Manor House

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Coolmore Manor House is approved and classified as 5 star by Failte Ireland