Situated at Ireland’s most northerly point, Inishowen is wild, rugged, and spectacularly beautiful; yet it remains relatively untouched and unspoilt. Predating the formation of Donegal by centuries, the area was named Inis Eoghain (Island of Owen) after Eoghan, the son of Niall of the Nine Hostages; High King of Ireland. This dramatic peninsula is strewn with ancient sites and monuments, including prehistoric burial chambers and rock art, Celtic crosses, forts and the ruins of several castles. An Grianán of Aileach remains one of the most impressive sites, providing breathtaking views of Inch Island below, and an excellent panorama of Counties Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and Antrim.
Follow the Inishowen 100 Drive, discover the past in the present and immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of this stunning region.