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|Bundoran nestles in the northwest of Ireland just 9 miles from the border of Northern Ireland and is Donegal’s most southerly town. Tourism has been the lifeblood of the town for as long as it cares to remember and indeed it was Viscount Enniskillen who first brought the seaside resort to the attention of others when he built Bundoran Lodge in 1777. || |
|The healing power of the wild Atlantic Ocean on Bundoran’s doorstep was just one of the many draws for visitors as were the natural sea stacks known as the Fairy Bridges complete with their own “wishing chair”! This extract from the short-lived newspaper “The Liberator” in 1839 said ‘No place on the North-West coast of Ireland, can present so cheerful an appearance, during the summer months, as this village; it is the rendezvous of the rank and fashion of all the adjoining counties-enlivened by myriads of bright scenes, sweet sounds, and sights of beauty’|
|If the Bundoran of 2013 could boast surfing as an industry then it would be high on our portfolio. In 2011, for the third time in the competition’s history, the European Surfing Championships were held at the seaside town which boasts the natural amenities of world class reef and beach breaks as well as all the ancillary hospitality, catering and entertainment required for an event of this significance on the European calendar.|
|Being so close to the border, the town has always had a special relationship with visitors from Northern Ireland with the resort proving a popular destination for hundreds of years, helped in part by the Great Northern Railway line which ran from Enniskillen and transported thousands of holiday makers on a daily basis up until its closure in 1957.|
|One wonders what they would make of today’s multitude of pubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues as well as the now 22 year old and ever popular Waterworld facility with over a million visitors to date – Ireland’s largest indoor water park which has recently undergone an almost €2m facelift to become more energy efficient and to install 5 new family friendly features including a toddler pool, galleon ship, gravity speed slide, 3 lane multi slide and aqua children’s slide.|
We hope you enjoy your visit here and be sure to contact us if we can be of any assistance!
Bundoran “all systems go” for St Patrick’s Day celebrations
With less than a month to go until the national feast day, preparations are well underway for the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Bundoran which will take place on March 17th at 3.30pm.
Local businesses invited to “Re-Discover” Bundoran
A business networking event hosted by Discover Bundoran will take place next Wednesday (5th February) which will allow tourism providers and the business people of Bundoran to interact and exchange information about their product/service or attractio