Rathmullan is a delightful little port on Lough Swilly in the north of county Donegal.

The first thing that strikes you is the 3 km of sandy beach where one can either go for a walk or horse ride. A ferry runs in summer between Rathmullan and Buncranna on the Inishowen peninsula which is also the gateway to the city of Derry and Northern Ireland.  It is a handy place to explore the whole of North Donegal and no more than a one hour drive from the popular attractions such as the stunningly beautiful Glenveagh National Park.

The town itself is historically important because the last of the native gaelic chiefs sailed from here in September 1607 into exile in Europe never to return and there is a heritage centre now situated in an old English Battery to commerate this event.

There are plenty of holiday homes avaibale around the town and two hotels also.

In the town there are at least four pubs and a few small restaurants all of which serve  food. There are also at least two small supermarkets. Letterkenny is only a half hour's drive and it has extensive shopping outlets.

To the north lies Portsalon along the coastal road which has some fine scenery and Milford, Ramelton and Kilmacrenna are similar sized towns in the locality. There are plenty of attractions around the area to keep one busy for a least a week's vacation.