Friday, 23 September 2016

The Red Door Experience, Inishowen

Denise Henry, Marketing, Inishowen Tourism
The 4* Red Door Country House Restaurant and B&B, pictured above, is nestled beside the ancient area of Fahan, on the shores of Lough Swilly and located a short drive from Buncrana, a picturesque seaside town on the Western side of the Inishowen Peninsula. On approach to the Red Door it is hard to deny the stunning views from the moment you step out of the car and make your way to the entrance. 
During your visit you will be surrounded by picturesque gardens, colourful flowerbeds and a carefully maintained landscape that emphasizes the unspoiled nature of the area.

A Meal With A View

At The Red Door Restaurant, pictured above, you will notice the interior design is inviting, stylish and quirky. The seating arrangement in place, allows you to take advantage of the wonderful views surrounding the grounds. With this in mind, as you can see below, you can enjoy a meal with beautiful views.

History on The Door Step: Fahan Abbey

Located a short walk from the hotel is Fahan, the site of an important ancient abbey founded in the 6th century. On a visit to the Abbey you can view the beautifully carved St Muras Cross, pictured below. The decorated cross and associated grave slab is thought to date from the 7th Century and is believed to mark the Saints grave. 
Also on site you can view the grave of Agnes Jones (1832 – 64) a nursing pioneer from Fahan Inishowen. Agnes trained alongside Florence Nightingale and worked tirelessly to improve the dreadful conditions that existed in workhouses during the 1850s in Liverpool.

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