Welcome to our second dedicated blog in our #BuyDonegal series. Like cruising the Inishowen 100 we are starting in the South, the gateway of Inishowen and working our way around the peninsula. 


South Inishowen businesses taking part in #BuyDonegal


Borderlands Muff is a family-run amazing clothes store stocking everything you need from top to toe! Whether it’s winter boots or wetsuits, hoodies or raincoats then they have you covered! Based in the old Borderland dancehall in Muff they offer you a chance to reminisce on days gone by while buying a pair of jeans on what was the old stage! Stocking waterproof clothing and footwear, Workwear and hi-viz, ladies fashion, sportswear, men’s hoodies and jeans and children’s wear. Whether it’s socks or wetsuits, fashion or workwear Borderlands Muff have you covered. Check out their extensive range on their website.


Wild Ireland is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is the newest and most exciting visitor attraction in the North West of Ireland. 

Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past.


With the Wild Arctic Experience where you can “See the reindeer and the elves at work getting ready for Christmas eve then meet Santa and receive a Christmas gift”. Now is the perfect time to book


Chemist Connect in Bridgend is led by a team of expert pharmacists. Everything from health products and medicines, to skincare and cosmetics, and great instore services such as flu vaccination, with year-round low prices in the trusted and professional manner expected from a leading high street pharmacy. Whether it’s the basic essentials or some of the biggest luxury brands, their experienced team of award-winning pharmacists, health professionals and beauty experts combine to bring the best products from quality sources – helping you and your family to look and feel their best. With Chemist Connect you can shop local whilst shopping online


FAB Inishowen. Creating bespoke fabrications in the hills of Donegal. FAB Inishowen is a woodworking and furniture design brand.

Specially created for Christmas 2021 FAB Inishowen has a limited number of handcrafted hardwood chopping/charcuterie boards. These exclusive limited edition boards were created from reclaimed mahogany and oak from the Donegal home of Irish Tenor Josef Locke. A FAB hardwood chopping board is the perfect gift for the chef of your family. Support local and buy a bespoke gift that can last for years to come.

Please contact info@FABInishowen.com with any inquiries.


Get cosy by the fire and relax with a two-night stay at An Grianan Hotel.

Enjoy rural Inishowen with Bed & Full Irish Breakfast for two served in the cosy Fort Bar & Lounge.

Stay & explore the joys of the Wild Atlantic Way for just €79.00 per person.

‘Make it Special, Make it An Grianan’


Shivon Soap Shack is based in Inch Island. Their Handmade Natural Soaps are made in small batches by the traditional, old fashioned, cold process soap making method, which takes approximately 6 weeks to cure. Shivon Soap is a unique, moisturizing, gentle, cleansing bar, with a lovely silky lather, rich in natural glycerin, perfect for all skin types. Soothes dry skin complaints like eczema, acne etc. Each bar is lightly scented with a variety of therapeutic essential oils, chosen for their aromatherapy benefits and subtle fragrances. NO PALM OIL or artificial fragrances, additives, colourants, preservatives, irritants, harmful chemicals are used. Made with quality ingredients, Olive Oil, Coconut oil combined with a variety of Pure Essential Oils and Natural Additives e.g Hand Harvested Irish Seaweed, Flaxseed, Poppy Seed, Honey and Irish Oats, Guinness to name but a few. All Handmade Soaps, Natural Lip Balms, Eco Soy Wax Candles are produced in small batches, hand poured and individually packaged in eco-friendly packaging. Support local and buy the perfect gift for the eco-conscious cosmetic lover this Christmas.


That’s us for South Donegal, check in with us again as we go east to the land of the rising sun aka East Inishowen. To see the full list of Inishowen businesses taking part in #BuyDonegal click here