Corcreggan Mill

Location:  Corcreggan Mill


                  County Donegal, Ireland

Corcreggan Mill is a renovated 18th century Mill House set in five acres with a mill stream, corn mill, meditation sanctuaries, and gardens.  It is a multi-faceted property

which includes a hostel, bed and breakfast, camping,

workshop/retreat facility, and motorhome park.

Corcreggan Mill is set in a natural hollow alongside the N56, beside the shore of New Lake.  It is situated 3km southwest of the village of Dunfanaghy, on the coast

road to Falcarragh, in the north-west of Donegal.

It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Tory Island.F

Corcreggan Mill is easily accessible by air and road.

It is located one hour from Derry and 2.5 hours from

Belfast.  It is served by Aer Arann from Glasgow and Dublin to Carrickfin Airport (20 km) and by modern

air-conditioned coaches from Dublin, Sligo, Derry,

Belfast, and Galway.

Contact:   Brendan Rohan

Phone:       00  353  74 9136409





Open:          Early March to early November

                    closed for the winter

Changes in 2015:

  1. -The newly-reopened Carriage Hostel now

  operates as a glamping business with a choice

  of accommodations in a tent, train, tepee, or

  trawler cabin

  1. -The Mill House now operates as a Lodge (Bed &

   Breakfast with motorhome park


-seven quaint and luxurious ensuite bedrooms

and two more with shared bath/shower room,

which can accommodate up to thirty people.

-new ten-bed, mixed dorm

-”West Wing” apartment

Rates: (some prices have increased a little due to

inflation and cost of some overheads - contact

Corcreggan to be informed of any rate changes

and special offers.  Continental breakfast is now


-Twin or double rooms ensuite

40 euros (one person occupancy) per night

55 euros (two person occupancy) per night

-Family rooms ensuite

70 euros (three person occupancy) per night

80 euros (four person occupancy) per night

100 euros (five person occupancy) per night

-Shared bathroom rooms

50 euros (two person occupancy) per night

65 euros (three person occupancy) per night

-Prices for July and August

double room - 60 euros

room 3 beds - 75 euros

room 4 beds - 90 euros

big room  (ensuite room of 5 single beds joined with

      adjacent double room) - 160 euros

Breakfast available

Continental - 5 euros

Cooked -       7 euros

Combined-    8 euros


8 euros per person per night  (9 euros in July-August)

Special Offer:  Stay in any of the accommodations

for seven nights, and get one night free.


-peaceful and beautiful surroundings on five acres with   

stunning views of beaches, fields, dunes, mountains,

and Tory Island.  The land surrounding the property

is a National Heritage and Special Conservation area.

-the historic property is set on an important pre-Celtic

site where 175 recorded archaeological sites are found

within  an 8 km radius.

-warm welcoming atmosphere with much charm

-lovely sense of history permeates accommodations and

property.  The Mill House is situated in a renovated

18th century mill house with a mill stream and a corn 

mill.  The Mill and Mill House were built around

1789 and it was a focal point of the community

and the surrounding area for over 150 years. 

-Owner Brendan Rohan is thrilled to share the

fascinating history of the property with guests.  He

has led an incredible life that includes serving as a

senior officer in the Irish Army, sailing around

Ireland, flying a  light plane around Ireland, New     

Zealand, and Western Australia, and riding his  

motorcycle to Assisi and back attired in his traditional   

Irish Saffron kilt!  As well as being interested in environmental issues, Brendan has sailed his 32 foot mahogany sloop to the English coast on two occasions

to protest the activities of British nuclear fuels and dangerous plutonium cargoes in the Irish Sea.  His

friend, Neil McCann, a Dublin-based lawyer, organized

a flotilla of sailing boats supported by Green Peace

to highlight this issue. The 2002 protest received world-wide publicity.  An AP press photo of their activities appeared in “Hello” magazine, a popular glossy

magazine highlighting activities of royalty and the


-a Continental breakfast is provided free of charge,

but a Full Irish Breakfast and a traditional Irish Stew

are offered as optional extras.

-spotless private rooms with lovely decorations and  

  many thoughtful touches

-member of Independent Holiday Hostels

-approved by Irish Tourist Board

-environmentally-friendly hostel with recycling and

composting program and organic gardens in effect

-expert advice provided on the many natural treasures

  in the area including several lovely walks. ( Brendan  

  Rohan, owner of Corcreggan Mill, has re-written the  

  well-regarded “Dunfanaghy Walk Guide” and it is now 

   called Rambles and Ramblings of a Blow-in. 

-Brendan also made a new coloured Map of an 8km radius of the Dunfanaghy area which is available for free

at his property and in all the accommodations in and around the village.

-expert advice provided on local history

-expert advice provided on traditional music

-organic vegetable, herb, and flower gardens

-order various beverages (soda, wine, beer, etc.) from

a small menu

-meals provided for groups if required.  A locally-based versatile French chef who specializes in seafood and other dishes is available for group catering.

-welcoming sitting room that is beautifully furnished   

  and decorated with unusual pictures and items of 

  historic interest

-two spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchens

-spacious and tastefully restored and decorated rooms

  for retreats, workshops, and special functions.

-camping available in beautiful surroundings

-yoga and exercise and nutrition classes are offered

on site   

exercise and meditation classes

-laundry on site (wash - three euros per load).  Clothes 

can be dried on the lines and/or in greenhouse.

-perfect environment for artists, writers, photographers, 

and birdwatchers.

-meditation sanctuaries are located throughout property

-turf and wood fires add to the charm of the building

-appreciation for art works, fresh flowers, and tasteful 

architectural features is immediately obvious

throughout the property

Things To Do:

  1. -a new Coastal Loop Walk (9.3 km.) has been introduced that includes the beautiful Tramore Beach area and private land to the north and west.  In 2013, two new loops will be added which together will cover all the

  southern, western, and northern areas of Horn Head

-make the time to walk to Tramore Beach and

experience the unspoiled beauty and spiritual

energy.  From this beach, the untouched and gentle

Inis Bo Finne Island and the dark and dramatic

Tory Island can be seen.  

-visit nearby Glenveagh National Park

-visit nearby Dunlewey Lakeside Centre where

  there are weaving demonstrations, an open farm,

  cafeteria, and boat trips on Dunlewey Lake)

-visit nearby Tory Island

-visit nearby Ards Forest Park with nature trails

-visit spectacular 200 meter Horn Head Cliffs

-visit Port-na-Blagh Harbour and Marble Hill

-visit Carrigart and Downings

-enjoy swimming and water sports

-enjoy sailing and kayaking

-enjoy the thriving arts and cultural community-visit Bloody Foreland and Dunlewey and Muckish Gap

-visit the Rosses, Burtonport, and Dungloe

-enjoy the stunning drive to Kilmacrennan, Milford,   

Ramelton, and Fanad.

-visit Grianan of Aileach, a prehistoric stone ring fort

-visit Ards Friary

-visit Doe Castle

-climb Muckish Mountain or Errigal Mountain

  (mountain climbing experience recommended)

-visit traditional music pubs in the area

-enjoy horseback riding

-enjoy clay pigeon shooting

-enjoy a game of golf

-enjoy walking

-enjoy visiting one of the seven sandy beaches in area

-visit dramatic blow-hole known as“McSwynes Gun”

-visit “Little Pistols” sea-arches.

-enjoy sea and lake angling

-visit many of the geological and archaeological

  sites in the area

-visit Dunfanaghy Workhouse Heritage Center

-visit New Lake

-close to shops, restaurants, and pubs (3km)

This room has been recently been transformed into a ten-bed mixed dorm.  It has a great deal of natural light, pitched pine flooring, a period fireplace, and antique cast-iron radiators.  Toilets and a small kitchen are adjacent to the room.

Dining Room

Auditorium pictured above (seats 100 people)

This room is often used for conferences, meetings,

workshops, residential courses, and special functions such as concerts and weddings.

One of the two well-equipped self-catering kitchens

Sitting Room

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