Rathmullan House

A top destination in Donegal with a winning reputation

Rathmullan House

From families to solo travellers and wayfaring couples, there’s something for everyone at Rathmullan House. Our four-star historic hotel is our pride and joy – where we deliver best-in-class service, award-winning food, an on-site pool, and access to a huge range of Donegal’s most dazzling sights. Enjoy everything from locally-produced fare to sumptuous slumbers during your escape with us.
Mark & Mary Wheeler

Building: 1760

Over the past 50 years, we’ve been offering something a little bit original at Rathmullan House. Set in tranquil wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly, and at the beginning of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way coastline, our setting is idyllic: but it’s our welcome that sets us apart.

The ‘family feel’ of our historic hotel is one that’s been in place for two generations, and guests can guarantee attentive service from the moment they step through our doors – along with classic features to admire, modern amenities to use, and a wealth of things to do nearby.

Every room at Rathmullan House is individual, too. If you asked 100 regular guests for their favourite bedroom or lounge, you would most likely struggle to find two identical answers! We also have a reputation for fine food using local ingredients, as well as a heated swimming pool for you to dip into whenever you feel like it, if you’re not up for braving the chillier waters of the lough. Enjoy a serenity-infused stay when you book with us. We’ll go above and beyond to make your time here extra special.


‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ award at the Irish Food and Wine Awards 2021
‘Best Hotel and Guest House’ at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2019
‘Country House of the Year’ by Georgina Campbell 2008

Open: mid February - 6 January

Rooms: 32

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Our award winning Cook & Gardener Restaurant provides the perfect setting to enjoy locally-sourced food cooked to the highest standards. Expect fish landed from Greencastle, meat supplied by local butchers and vegetables straight from our walled garden on our menu, which is updated regularly.


Our 15m heated swimming pool is exclusively for the use of guests at Rathmullan House, and is open from 8am – 8pm daily. For families, it’s an ideal location for afternoon fun for the kids, where for adults’ only travel parties, it’s a great space in which to relax and perfect your backstroke.


Everyone should feel special on their wedding day… and feeling special is what Rathmullan House is all about. Whether you’re hiring our private dining room for up to 60 people or would prefer exclusive use of the whole hotel, the family and staff work with you every step of the way to ensure an unforgettable experience. We can also cater to corporate events. Enquire for details.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Fanad Lighthouse
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Derek Hill Glebe Gallery
  • Malin Head
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Walls of Derry
  • Ballyliffin Golf Club
  • Portsalon Golf Club
  • Letterkenny Golf Club
  • Buncrana Golf Club
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Rathmullan House Gardens
  • Ards Forest Park
  • Glebe Gallery
  • Donegal County Museum
  • Monreagh Heritage Centre
  • The Workhouse
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Hiking
  • Guided Walks
  • Sea stack & Rock climbing
  • Rathmullan Film Festival (February)
  • Earagail Arts Festival (July)
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival (July)
  • Donegal Dragons Regatta (July)
  • Rathmullan Annual Regatta (August)
  • Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival (October)
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