©

Rathmullan trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Rathmullan

Trip Planner Europe  /  Ireland  /  County Donegal  /  Rathmullan
(4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews for 7 attractions)
Things to do: spas, adventure, breweries
Rathmullan is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. It is situated on the western shore of Lough Swilly, 11 km north-east of Ramelton and 12 km east of Milford. Rathmullan serves as an important historical village as it was the scene of the Flight of the Earls in 1607, a major turning point in Irish history.Places of InterestThere are also the ruins ol Carmelite Friary in Rathmullan which was built by Eoghan Rua MacSweeney in 1516. The Friary was sacked by the English garrison from Sligo in 1595. In 1607, Rathmullan was also said to have seen the last of the Gaelic Order, most notably the Clan Ó Néill and the Clan Ó Domhnaill, during the Flight of the Earls to the Continent. This 'flight' took place from Portnamurray on the southern edge of the town. In 1617 the Friary was occupied by the Protestant Bishop of Raphoe, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Andrew Knox, who turned it into a Lough Swilly from a possible French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars. This battery still stands and today serves as a heritage centre.
Plan your vacation with our Ireland travel itinerary planner and discover the best things to do in Rathmullan.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Rathmullan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Rathmullan

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Rathmullan:
Historic sites, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, fun & games, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, adventure, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, beaches, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to County Donegal

12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Bundoran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Bundoran BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA September, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in County Donegal BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Donegal Town BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in County Londonderry & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News