Make the Golden year Letterkenny trip with friends, family or loved ones and experience a hotel famous for its hospitality. Relax in our conservatory and enjoy afternoon tea or a pleasant read from our selection of books. Perhaps a stroll on one of the many fabulous beaches will help you work up an appetite for a great selection of our bar and restaurant meals. Or maybe you would just prefer a glass of wine by the fire, whatever you enjoy you can it enjoy it at The Silver Tassie Hotel.
Don't forget to try our new Seascape Spa or our Traditional Irish Music Sunday Nights but most importantly tell us how we can make your Golden Years Breaks more memorable!
The North West region offer an abundance of things to do from leisurely strolls to sightseeing, museums, Parks and much much more. The following is just some of the delights that you can sample on your Golden years break Donegal
Donegal County Museum
This Museum is housed in what was once the Warden's house of the Letterkenny Workhouse, which was opened in 1845. The role of Donegal County Museum is to collect, record, preserve, communicate and display for the use and enjoyment of the widest community possible, the material evidence and associated information of the history of Donegal. By doing so it aims to enrich the lives and sense of identity of every person in the county.
Donegal County Museum has two exhibition galleries. The first floor gallery contains a permanent exhibition which tells the story of County Donegal from the Mesolithic to the Medieval and of the people places and events from the Penal times, through the Famine and the Land War to the First World War and the Emergency. Temporary exhibitions are held all year round in the ground floor gallery.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. The Park, over 16,000 hectares in extent consists of three areas. The largest of these is the former Glenveagh Estate, including most of the Derryveagh Mountains. To the west are the quartzite hills around Crocknafarragh and to the south, the peatlands of Lough Barra bog, Meenachullion and Crockastoller.
The Grianan of Aileach
This is a group of historic monuments in County Donegal, Ireland built on the hill of Grianán which is 244 metres high. Most writers have identified the site as being the great “royal fort” of Aileach. The main monument is that of an Iron Age stone fortress. It is generally accepted to be the seat of the Kingdom of Aileach although the true capital is now believed to lie further to the east. It is a wonderful place for a day trip.
Beaches and Golf Courses
There are many Award-winning beaches surrounding Letterkenny and with fantastic scenic drives not to mention award winning golf courses there is plenty of activity to be had for those energetic types. During your stay with us why not take time for round of golf in Letterkenny, Portasalon or Dunfanaghy Golf Courses.
If you prefer to sample the shopping on offer, Letterkenny has plenty to choose from including many curious and souvenir shops to the bigger household name stores and off course Elhinney’s Department store of Ballybofey is only a short drive from Letterkenny. Whatever takes your fancy you are sure to find it in Letterkenny.
Derry and Northern Ireland Coast
Take time to discover the delights of Derry which is only a 30 minute drive from Letterkenny. You may also wish to extend your day trip and take in the Northern Ireland Coastal drive, including break taking sights such as Giants’ Causeway. The Silver Tassie Hotel is the Perfect base to explore the North West Region.
Make some “me” time for yourself in our Seascape spa, a truly tranquil place to pamper yourself and sample a wide range of treatments ranging from Donegal Seaweed baths to facials, pedicures and much much more! You deserve to spoil yourself!