Fintown Self Catering – Fintown is a scenic little village set in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. Visitors to Donegal can now take a step back in time with a visit to the Fintown Railway, the only operational narrow gauge railway in Donegal. The village itself lies along the banks of Lough Finn and is overlooked by Acla and Screig mountains.
The district stretches as far as Doochary bridge, over to Shallogans, to Letterbrick bridge and north to Meenatinney bridge. The Fintown Railway is the only operational railway in Co. Donegal. Set amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking Lough Finn, the railway (3 m/5km) is a restored section of the former County Donegal Railway. This setting prompted the famous international playwright Brian Friel to pronounce “What is on offer is a unique journey along the shores of a lake as grand as any in Switzerland or Minnesota”.
The River Finn which meanders through this part of Donegal is recognised as one of the finest salmon rivers in Ireland and attracts anglers from far and wide. Lough Errig itself together with several other local lakes – Lough Namurleog and Lough Nabrack – are good for brown trout. Permits for fishing in the Fintown area can be obtained from the Railway Inn or from the Train Station. There is also excellent fishing on the nearby Gwebarra River and on the many lakes in and around Dungloe.
Passing through Fintown is Sli Na Finne which is a section of the Bealach na Gaeltachta Waymarked Way. This route provides the most beautiful scenery and exhilarating walking imaginable. Just beyond the nearby village of Doochary is access to Sli na Rossan – a walking route around the rugged Rosses area of West Donegal.
Fintown Self Catering Map
YouTube Video of Fintown Area