Holiday Cottages, Burtonport
Burtonport is a compact fishing village nestled on the northwest coast of Ireland with a population, in the local vicinity, of about 1100 people. The village acquired its name from a wealthy English landowner of the time, Lord Burton Conynham. He established a jetty and a few other amenities at the location and called it "Burton's Port", hence the name "Burtonport".
There are a large number of islands visible off the coastline including Rutland, Arranmore and Innishfree. Arranmore, which is 3 miles (5 km) offshore, is the largest of these islands with a population of about 800 people and has a daily ferry service to and from the island from Burtonport.
Up until recent years Burtonport was a thriving fishing port, however due to the decline in fish stocks over the years and strict fishing quotas, the harbour area is now being developed for the tourism industry with facilities for water sports and boating enthusiasts.
The Burtonport Festival takes place towards the end of July and is then followed by the "Mary from Dungloe Festival" - an international event, drawing participants from all around the globe. The festival runs for ten fun-filled days of music, song, Irish dance and traditional entertainment most of which is free and live on the busy streets of Dungloe.
Holiday Properties in Burtonport
This tastefully restored traditional Irish cottage is located in the lakeland area just east of the fishing port of Burtonport. The cottage occupies a large, mature, private site and has been part of this west Donegal landscape for a few generations. The interior largely maintains the layout of the original 1903 cottage … full listing
Arranmore ViewArranmore View is within walking distance of the quaint fishing village of Burtonport and less than five miles from Dungloe. This new property, in a small development, is beautifully furnished and fully equipped to ensure your holiday is as enjoyable as possible. The surrounding area is rugged and unspoilt and you can … full listing
Inishcoo Island - Burtonport
Inishcoo House is a large, beautifully restored 18th century coastguard house standing alone on a magical uninhabited island just 5 minutes boat ride from the historic fishing village of Burtonport on the mainland. The accommodation is very flexible, sleeping 12-14 (20 if using top floor dormitory). The island features … full listing
Halla Maille is a modern 4 bedroom holiday home with a wonderful coastal setting in the Rosses area of West Donegal. It is situated in the townland of Tullyisland just 2km north of the harbour village of Burtonport. From its elevated site the holiday home enjoys uninterrupted views over a sea inlet … full listing