Ionad Cois Locha
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Dunlewey, Gweedore, Donegal,
Mr Seamus Gallagher
Ionad Cois Locha is an award winning centre at the foot of Mount Errigal in County Donegal. Demonstrations are available in carding, spinning and weaving of wool, as well as story interpretations on local folklore.
Dunlewey in Gweedore is the location of Ionad Cois Locha Visitor Centre, a restored two story farmhouse with a farm museum and a large variety of animals.
It offers something for all the family, with guided story telling boat trips on the lake. Children can enjoy the adventure play area that includes an artificial lake for safe, supervised water activities. This also includes an all covered supervised play area. There are many animals to observe and feed, including red deer. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the weaver's cottage. There are also traditional music sessions.
Why not come on a boat trip! Story telling trips in the 50 seater boat allows you to enjoy views of the double peaked summit of Errigal and the glimmering granite of the Poison Glen from new angles. You will pass near the site of a prehistoric Crannog, the first 'Dunlewey' which now lies beneath the water. There are guided tours and audio-visual displays available, as well as a restaurant and coffee shop.