A Pet Friendly Stay in Inishowen, Donegal

Plan Your Pet Friendly Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way.

From where to Stay, Things to Do, Beaches to Explore and Walks to have with your four legged friends.

Continue Reading to find out more.

Explore the Wild Atlantic Way on the Beautiful Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal.


Hotel Style Rooms


Stay at the Charming Moville Boutique Hostel where you can relax in our Hotel Style Rooms with your dog. All Rooms at Moville Boutique Hostel are Pet Friendly, and we provide a useful pet guide with vet numbers, popular walks and more!

Popular Pet Rooms are the Green Room, the Yellow Room,the Studio Apartment and the Ground Floor Apartment.

Explore the Picturesque grounds, home to the Oldest Bridge in Ireland, find the fairy paths along the way and meet our resident goats, ducks and hens on our mini-farm.


Malin Head – The Top of Ireland


Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, the perfect dog holiday.

Visit our Wild Atlantic Way Page to find out more about the 3 Signature Discovery Points in Donegal.


Breathtaking Scenery-Fort Dunree, Buncranna


Explore the many walks around this old military sea fort and enjoy the magnificent scenery from of the opposing cliffs of the Fanad Peninsula. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome inside the Military Museum. When you’re done exploring, grab a coffee and a bite to eat at the onsite cafe – The Coffee Cup ‘the most scenic coffee shop in Ireland’.


Doagh Famine Village, Ballyliffin


A must visit attraction offering an indoor/outdoor experience. A visit to Doagh Famine Village is a journey worth taking! With regular tours throughout the day, 7 days a week and predominantly undercover it is an ideal place to visit any time and regardless of the weather. Dogs are welcome at the Famine Village. *Open March – October.


Glenveagh National Park & Castle


Explore the many trails, hikes and walks that this national park has to offer among some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland set on a glacial lake. *dogs are not permitted inside the castle but don’t worry, they are welcome in the beautiful gardens of the castle.

The National Park is an 80 minute drive from Moville Boutique Hostel, but don’t worry, you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery along the way.

The Giant’s Causeway


A seasonal ferry service from Greencastle (our neighboring village) will take you to Northern Ireland where you can drive along the famous Causeway Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Explore all that the Giant’s Causeway has to offer with your four legged family members with some of Ireland’s most exciting walking trails and paths, with easy paths, moderate strolls and more demanding hikes.

Voted one of TripAdvisor’s 10 most dramatic landscapes on the planet, The Giant’s Causeway is truly stunning.

The Historic City of Derry~Londonderry


Explore this charming city with your four legged friends – A walk around the Historic 17th century walls reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage and a vibrant cultural scene.

Explore the Heritage Trails of Brooke Park or cross the Peace Bridge to St. Columbs Park. Shortlisted for Foodie Destinations Ireland, there are many excellent eateries in this vibrant city with outdoor spaces to sit & eat with your four legged family member.

A short 30 minute drive from Moville Boutique Hostel will take you to Derry~Londonderry.



Jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, along the Wild Atlantic Way, The Inishowen Peninsula has an abundance of beautiful beaches to explore. Enjoy swimming at blue flag beaches, meandering for miles across sandy beaches or playing fetch with your four legged family member whilst taking in the truly stunning scenery of Inishowen.

Kinnegoe Bay


A steep descent leads you to the stunning Kinnegoe Bay, a secluded golden beach in Inishowen known for being the location of the wreck of an Armada ship in 1588. Enclosed by steep, woody hills Kinnegoe Bay is a very special and extremely beautiful place, perfect for walks with your dog.

Shrove Beach & Lighthouse


This Blue Flag Beach offers visitors views of the Atlantic Ocean with passing boats on their way to Greencastle fishing village – only a few miles away.  Get some snaps of the picture perfect lighthouse here.


Culdaff Beach


This Blue Flag Beach stretches for miles – Blue skies and calm clear waters or stormy winter days with crashing waves, this beach is spectacular in any weather.

Tullagh Bay Beach


   One of the most beautiful beaches in county Donegal, Tullagh Bay is a perfect horse shoe bay with golden sands and crystal clear waters. You could easily spend hours here walking, exploring and playing  with your four legged best friend.


Five Finger Strand


Discover some of the largest sand dunes in Europe at the famous Five Finger Strand in Malin. This beach is magnificent in any weather – rain or shine. After exploring this beach, take a drive up to the view point for spectacular views of this strand and the surrounding countryside. Then head onto Malin Head – only a 10 minute drive from Five Finger Strand.




Moville Shore Walk


The shore path walk is one of Moville’s most popular attractions with a variety of small beaches dotted along the way. This 4km walk will lead you to the neighbouring fishing village of Greencastle where you can grab a coffee or light lunch at one of their cafes who welcome dogs in their outside dining spaces.


Inishowen Head

 This national loop walk starts at a car park area at a World War 2 Lookout Tower atop Inishowen Head. On this wild and remote loop you pass the point from where St Columba left Ireland on his way to Iona, and a viewing point from where, on some fine days, the west of Scotland is visible.  map

Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point


A trip to Inishowen wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. From sun scorched rocks and calm ocean waters to blustery wilderness at the edge of Ireland, it’s no wonder this is the no.1 spot to visit on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Walk along the cliff-side path to Hell’s Hole, a chasm where the tide rushes in with impressive force.


Swan Park Buncranna 

This beautiful park offers charming pathways with lots of nice additions – free libraries, fairy doors, poetry readings, butterfly gardens, picnic tables & benches. The beautiful Crana River runs through the park and hosts the annual kayaking festival, Crana Fest.


Inch Wildfowl Reserve

The Wildfowl Reserve includes a popular 8km looped path with seating, viewpoints and a number of bird hides open to the public.

This scenic pathway follows around the lake edge and offers panoramic views of the surrounding agricultural landscape and wetlands.

Dogs on leads are welcome.


After a busy day exploring, tuck your four legged friend into bed for the night and head out to dinner at one of the many eateries in the area. And don’t worry, our staff at Moville Boutique Hostel will make sure they are well looked after, just let reception know that you’re heading out.



The Foyle Hotel Wine Bar & Eatery by Chef Brian McDermott – a respected food author and TV chef, cooks tasty, healthy food  based on traditional recipes & local Donegal produce. Stop in for a delicious bite to eat at this fine hotel – winner of multiple accolades and awards. The Foyle Hotel is a MUST VISIT for their delicious food!


*Well behaved dogs are welcome at outside dining areas.




Rosato’s Bar & Restaurant

A cosy bar & restaurant with 2 open fires, great atmosphere, friendly staff in a family friendly environment with great food & live music at weekends. This cosy gastro pub serves a selection of stone baked pizzas as well as a full menu of Local cuisine.

*Well behaved dogs are welcome at outside dining areas.





Inish Fusion Wine Bar & Bistro

A casual dining Wine Bar & Bistro with a selection of fresh local  produce at affordable prices.

Mid week promotions and weekend specials available in this charming wine bar and bistro.







Kealy’s Seafood Restaurant

Located in Greencastle, a short 5 minute drive from Moville Boutique Hostel, Kealy’s Seafood Bar serves the Freshest Fish and Ingredients in the award winning eatery.







The Boathouse Restaurant

Located in Redcastle, a short 10 minute drive From Moville Boutique Hostel, The Boat House Restaurant serves great food using quality, fresh ingredients, in a relaxed laid back surrounding with stunning views of Lough Foyle.








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