The biggest boost to tourism in Inishowen in many years has come from the introduction of the Foyle Ferry, which travels back and forth from Magilligan Point under the shadow of Binevenagh, near Limavady to Greencastle. This ferry has opened up convenient and fast access to Inishowen to visitors coming from Ballycastle and the Causeway Coast including the world-famous Giant’s Causeway.
It has also been a boost to everyday travellers and visitors alike including golfers who now have a closely linked series of courses at Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock and onwards to our six courses and of course, vice-versa.
This ferry has now been followed by it’s sister ship which plies between Buncrana, on the west coast of Inishowen and Rathmullan on the Fanad peninsula. Close by is the town of Ramelton, both of which are closely associated with the famous historical event: “The Flight of the Earls” when a large number of Ireland’s nobles sailed for France, Spain & Portugal and have since created dynasties in those countries.
This location is a wonderful starting point to tour the Fanad peninsula, and there is work ongoing on a bridge, which will, in the future, link this area with the Gaeltacht or Irish-Speaking areas of Donegal.