On the banks of the River Foyle you’ll find the picturesque town of Moville. The seaside town is a great place to stop on the first stage of your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. Also part of the ‘Inishowen 100' route, the town is a popular spot for people wishing to enjoy relaxing, scenic strolls in nature.
The coastal walk takes you along the shores of Lough Foyle and stretches all the way from Moville to Greencastle. The fresh sea air and sweeping views east across the waters of the lough to Northern Ireland offer visitors the perfect setting to recharge.
The Bredagh River walk is a hidden gem within the town, a community project that has seen the regeneration of one of Moville’s defining features.
Experience the beautiful woodland walk on the banks of the meandering Bredagh River, which begins behind the Malin Road. There are a number of spots to enjoy a picnic as you make your way upstream. You can engage in a bit of birdwatching in a purpose-built hut or check out the community garden with chickens and goats to liven up your walk. The trail also boasts Ireland’s oldest bridge in its inventory.
The Green, donated to the people of Moville by the Montgomery family, provides a large recreational area where people can enjoy a variety of activities.
This is the perfect setting for a family day out with playgrounds for the kids and plenty of space for picnics surrounded by spectacular views. With a tennis court, crazy golf, and a range of water sports available at Inish Adventures, fun is guaranteed!
Carrickarory and Moville piers are hotspots for anglers throughout the year. They are the ideal location for fishing aficionados to catch some fresh fish for their dinner.
Indulge the historian in you by taking a trip to Cooley High Cross and Graveyard, which date back as far as the 6th century. The ancient cross is an early example of the Celtic cross while the graveyard is said to contain the remains of Saint Finian, the patron saint of Moville.
There's plenty of musical entertainment to be had around the bars, with live music from local talent and stars from further afield. The town also plays host to Europe's biggest celebration of Bob Dylan's music, with DylanFest, as well as Ireland's only annual festival of The Beatles' music, the BeatlesFest, which take place on consecutive weekends at the end of August.
Vintage shows of agricultural traditions and vintage cars, as well as the tradition of the Moville Regatta, which has taken place every year since the 19th century, add to the historic feel of the area.
After a day enjoying the sights, why not satisfy your hunger by stopping into one of the town’s eateries and experience Moville hospitality. Restaurants like Rosato’s and Inish Fusion will be sure to serve up a selection to delight the foodie in you.
And, if one day is not enough to take in all Moville has to offer, there are various accommodations available, including Caiseal Mara and Redcastle Hotel, numerous B&Bs, as well as the Boutique Hostel.
Whatever your tastes, Moville has something for you.
PLACES TO STAY IN MOVILLE
THINGS TO DO IN MOVILLE
PLACES TO EAT IN MOVILLE
NIGHTLIFE IN MOVILLE
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