Mount Royd Country Home is a 4-star luxury guesthouse located in breathtaking County Donegal. Only 8km from Derry City, offering warm Irish hospitality, and sumptuous home baking courtesy of your hosts, the Martin family. Visitors can relish in the historical heritage of the area at Grianan of Aileach, or take on the impressive Scalp Mountain, explore Inishowen Peninsula and roam the idyllic Glenveagh National Park. Visit Dunmore Gardens just across the road from the house, where Agatha Christie was a regular visitor in the early 1920’s and is believed to be the inspiration for some of her thrillers.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- No Smoking House
- Private Car Park
- Tea In Bedrooms
- TV in Bedroom
A delicious and hearty full Irish breakfast is served each morning in the dining room.
On the Map: Donegal town is located in County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. The N15 road connecting the cities of Sligo (to the southwest) and Derry (to the northwest) passes-by just east of the town.
Donegal Town is famous for being the former home to the O’Donnell Clan, who played a pivotal role in Irish history. From the 15th to the 17th century, they provided the main opposition to the colonisation of Ireland by England. The town itself contains Donegal castle, on the banks of the River Eske and the remains of a Franciscan abbey which dates back to the 15th century on the Southern shore of the Bay. The Annals of the Four Masters are traditionally thought to have been started in the abbey in the early 17th century. The story of Red Hugh O’Donnell, Lord of Tyrconnell, was the inspiration behind many books and films, not least, Disney’s The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966).