Downings Bay Hotel


The Downings Bay Hotel is a 3* family run hotel, with 40 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, situated in the quiet coastal village of Downings, on the picturesque Sheephaven Bay.

Families will find our hotel well-suited to their needs, having family and interconnecting rooms available. Guests of the hotel have complimentary use of our excellent Leisure Centre and Kids indoor play area.

Food is served daily in both JC’s Bar and The Haven Restaurant. Chef Julian and his team pride themselves in creating menus that showcase the best of Donegal produce from the land and sea.

Here at the Downings Bay Hotel Weddings are a speciality and our caring employees take pride in going that extra mile to help make memories last a life time. Our elegant Sheephaven Suite is the ultimate venue for your fairytale wedding and can cater for ceremonies of 20-350 guests. The Sheephaven Suite is decorated to the highest of standards and is supplied with its own private entrance, bar and restrooms for your comfort. Contact hotel reception today to arrange your viewing with our wedding coordinator.

Email: Tel: 07491-55586



Goose and Gander Pizzeria

Founded in 2015 as a pop up pizzeria, the Goose and Gander is now permanent. Located in Tramore House Downings, serving woodfired pizza with a twist. Under one roof you’ll find the pizzeria, our cocktail bar – Goosetails and a traditional pub, the Old Tramore Inn.
Proprietor Chris Healy, a Carrigart native saw a need for an offering which kept high quality ingredients, as well as a social element of gathering together for good food and a warm atmosphere at its heart. Combining the cosy, historic pub with something innovative, the woodfire pizzeria with delicious and inspired toppings, has become a popular hit with locals and tourists alike. Walk ins are always welcome and there

is no need to make smaller bookings/reservations.

Call us: 074 91 55 009


The Olde Glen

Glen Village is just a short drive from the seaside town of Downings and is synonymous with The Olde Glen Bar & Restaurant. Aengus Haughey is the proprietor of the bar taking over from the McLaughlin Family in 2014. The Bar is one of the oldest in the county and is well worth a visit. Its old-world character will capture your hearts as soon as you enter the premises, that dates back to 1768. The Olde Glen will be celebrating their 250th birthday in 2018 and to commemorate Aengus has developed his own signature Gin ‘Olde Glen 250’ accompanied with rhubarb and mint. It’s a hit with all Gin lovers out there so come join the party. At the rear of the bar is The Olde Glen Restaurant. Here Cormac Walsh and his team will show you the best in Donegal hospitality and Irish food, specializing in seafood, fish and daily specials on the chalkboard. You’ll be spoilt for choice! The restaurant opens at 5:30-9:00, Tuesdays- Sundays in summer months.
Next door to the bar is the newest addition to Glen Village, The Olde Glen Tea room. Here, Emma, Niamh and Sarah serve up breakfast, lunch, homemade desserts and great coffee. The food is lovingly made by the Restaurant chefs so if you cannot wait until the evening call into the girls from 10ish- 5ish 7 days a week. Join us for a unique experience in The Olde Glen.

t: 0831583777

The Harbour Bar

The Harbour Bar has the finest scenic views in Downings, overlooking the stunning Sheepheven Bay and a fine pint of the black stuff too. We are located on the Atlantic Drive on the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy a leisurely drink alfresco or in the cooler months beside the open turf fires. The Harbour Bar has masses of character and charm, a must-see pub. Enjoy the craic with the staff and the locals which gives this pub so much appeal.

The Singing Pub

We are situated on the Atlantic Drive Downings described as one of Ireland’s most scenic and beautiful coast drives with miles of natural beauty. Atlantic Drive starts and ends with breath-taking scenery and picturesque beaches. There is absolutely something for everyone from hill-walking, surfing, diving, and golfing or just relaxing and no better place to do so than the Síbín Ceoil. Ideally situated along the Atlantic Drive with stone building and traditional thatched roof and red door

Beach Hotel

The Beach Hotel, Downings has two bars, the modern yet comfortable lounge and the traditional Teach An tSolias. Live entertainment is available at week-ends and every night during the summer season. Bar food is served daily in the Lounge offering light snacks to succulent steaks and fresh fish.
High Season: 7 days a week 1-9:30pm Low Season: Monday – Thursday 5-9:30pm, Friday – Sunday 1-9:30pm

‘Mid-week Bar Food’ menu available Monday to Wednesday 5-9.30pm
‘Weekend Bar Menu’ available Friday& Saturday 1-9:30pm and Sunday from 5pm
Sunday Lunch every Sunday 1-5pm ~ 3 courses for €18.90

‘Wine & Dine’ with us every Thursday with a 3 course meal with a complimentary glass of wine for only €16.90, Available from 5-9:30pm
(Available September to June)

The Beach Hotel offers 30 modern and stylish en-suite bedrooms with a mix of double, twin, adjoining family rooms and enabled access rooms.  Room facilities included en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV with satellite channels, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Many of our bedrooms offer a spectacular sea views overlooking Sheephaven Bay with Muckish Mountain in the background.

The Beach Hotel
074 91 55303