The Isle of Doagh (Oileán na Dumhcha)
The Isle of Doagh is a peninsula in Inishowen which hasn’t been an island since the end of the ice age when the channel between the island and the mainland silted up.
There is a vast number of historic and prehistoric monuments throughout Inishowen but especially here in Doagh island with some of the best examples of rock art in the whole of Ireland, which are believed to be between 4-5000 years old.
Sitting on the Friars Rock on the western tip of Doagh Island stands the ruins of Carrickabraghy Castle built in the 16th century.
Doagh Famine Village is an excellent attraction which tells the story of Irish life from the Great Famine of the 1840s through until the present day.
There are two fantastic beaches on Doagh island:-
Pollan Beach runs from Ballyliffen in the south to Carrickabraghy Castle in the north and is one of the best surfing beaches in Inishowen. There is a lovely path and beach walk running the whole way alongside the beach
Doagh Beach is found beside the famine village and is part of Trawbrega Bay. It has some lovely paths for walking through the large sand dunes giving you beautiful views of Doagh island and also across Trawbrega Bay to Five Finger Strand on the other side.
The famous Ballyliffen Golf Club, host of the 2018 Irish Open can be found in amongst the dunes of Doagh Island.
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