Bundoran Tourist Attractions
Bundoran (Bun Dobhrain, "Mouth of the Dobhran") is situated far to the north on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, on the N15 from Donegal to Sligo. This popular seaside resort, with excellent facilities for sport and recreation, lies on the south side of Donegal Bay, with Benbulben to the south of the town.The beach of fine sand is flanked by a promenade, with cliffs at each end carved into fantastic shapes by the sea. From here there are a number of attractive walks. One of these goes north to the cliffs and caves on Aughrus Head, with the Puffing Hole, a funnel-like cavity through which water is ejected with great force. Beyond this is Tullan Strand, with a cairn, a dolmen and a stone circle.
Northeast of Bundoran, on the River Erne, which flows out of Lough Erne, is the busy little town of Ballyshannon. There are a number of places of interest in the area, including the ruins of Assaroe Abbey, a Cistercian house, and St Patrick's Well.
3mi/5km northwest of Ballyshanon, on the coast, are the ruins of Kilbarron Castle, seat of Michael O'Clery, chief of the Four Masters and one of the writers of the famous "Annals" recording the history of Ireland and its leading families from the legendary origins to the 17th C.
South of Bundoran lies Lough Melvin (game fishing). Near the lough is the village of Kinlough. A drive along the south shore of the lake is recommended.