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A Warm Welcome to the Lake of Shadows Hotel

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This landmark boutique seaside hotel in the town of Buncrana has been operating for well over 30 years and is a favourite with both locals and visitors to Inishowen. Refurbished throughout in the past twelve months, the atmosphere in this hotel and its rooms is elegant, relaxed and comfortable.

Located amidst the spectacular Northern Headlands of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Lake of Shadows Hotel can be your journeys beginning or your journeys end. Malin Head, Co. Donegal, a Signature Discovery Point at the start/end of the Wild Atlantic Way is thirty minutes away. Ballyliffin Chamionship links golf courses, venue for the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is located only twenty minutes from the Hotel. 


Here at the Lake of Shadows Hotel, we are famous for providing delicious, new and ‘old favourite’ dishes on our brassiere style Bistro menu.  From a light lunch in our Bistro to a sumptuous Sunday Lunch served in our Restaurant, we have something to suit every taste.

With conference facilities and large private banquet hall to accommodate up to 150 guests, the Lake of Shadows Hotel is also the perfect venue to host weddings, private family gatherings or simply to visit Buncrana and sample the warmth and atmosphere of a popular and lively traditional Hotel. The sandy beaches of Lough Swilly are on the doorstep and the town is a five minute walk so you can combine relaxation with some essential retail therapy.


The benefits of sea air have been scientifically proven to help numerous health conditions as well as promoting relaxation and better sleep. A seaside break at the Lake of Shadows Hotel can provide a quick health boost both physically and mentally. Walk barefoot in the sand or if you are brave enough go wild swimming the waters of Lough Swilly. 

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