Fin McCool
Surf Lodge

Location:          Rossnowlagh

                           County Donegal   


Phone:              +353 ( 0) 71 98 59020

                          + 353 (0) 86 804 9909




Contact:         Neil

Open Times:   April-December

Prices:  Dorm Beds: 20 euros per person

Double Room (one double bed)

50 euros per person

Groups are welcome.  Contact Neil for


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-located on the 2 mile sandy beach

of Rossnowlagh on Donegal Bay

-selection of three-bed and four-bed 

dorms and two double rooms

-caters for groups of up to 25 people

-most of rooms are sea-view so surf

can be checked from your room

-free continental breakfast

-wi-fi in lobby

-free linen

-pickups from Ballyshannon Bus  


-new deck and BBQ area


-luggage storage

-free parking

-bicycle parking

-iron/ironing board

-towels hire

-washing machine/dryer

-guest kitchen

-common room



-modernly furnished

-hot, powerful showers

-adjacent shop has surfboards,

wetsuits for hire and can also

provide lessons


Neil Britton, head surf instructor and owner of Fin McCool's, comes from a family of surfing pioneers in Ireland. His grandmother, Mrs B bought a surfboard from some travelling surfers in the 1960's as a facility for the guests in her hotel, unaware that surfing would become an obsession for her sons and grandchildren. As with many of the Britton family, Neil has surfed on the Irish team and has judged surf contests internationally. In all his years travelling the world as a surfer, Neil has never seen a beach more ideal for a surf school.
It is not unusual for up to 6 members of the Britton Family to be instructing at the School. At any one time you could have 2008 Irish Senior Champion John ‘JB’ Britton taking the kids out for a lesson or Fin McCools Surf School provides lessons for all standards of surfers and runs daily Kids Surf Camps during the summer months. The surf school is fully approved and insured by the Irish Surfing Association and the shop is stocked with most leading brands and items.


Things To Do

-take surf lessons

-walk along 2 mile sandy beach

-enjoy sea fishing

-listen to traditional music

-visit award-winning restaurants

-enjoy cycling

-enjoy mountains

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