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Loch Altan

Óstán Loch Altan, situated in Gortahork, North West Donegal, is a 39 en-suite bedroom hotel. It is named after Loch Altan, a lake situated at the foot of the northern slopes of nearby Mount Errigal. Gort a'Choirce, meaning field of oats, is in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. The Wild Atlantic Way passes just outside our front door. Óstán Loch Altan has built up an excellent reputation for the quality of its food.

The A La Carte menu in the SONAS Restaurant always include a seasonal selection of fresh local produce with Atlantic fresh fish dishes a speciality. Head chef, Gary Penrose, looks forward to welcoming you to the SONAS restaurant where you will be treated to a delightful dining experience by restaurant manager Bernie Boyle and her friendly and efficient staff.

The bar of the hotel is known as Teach Pháidin. Lunch is served in this bar from 1-5 daily and is followed by high quality bar food which is available until 9.00 p.m. seven days a week. Here, at the end of the day, you can unwind and relax and soak up the unique atmosphere of ceol, caint agus craic.

The hotel is also near the Tory Island ferry and Glenveagh National Park.

First licensed to trade in 1870, it was to become nationally renowned as McFadden's Hotel for over a hundred years. It was extensively refurbished in 1998 and was renamed Óstán Loch Altan. The one thing that hasn't changed over the years is the céad míle fáilte and the genuine Donegal hospitality that we extend to all our guests.

The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's first long-distance and the world's longest touring route stretching from Malin Head in Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork.  For further information on this amazing route that, stretches the country's Atlantic coast and reaches every, inlet, bay and peninsula along the way, login to  www.wildatlanticway.com

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Loch Altan

Tá Óstán Loch Altan suite i sráidbhaile Ghort a' Choirce i gceartlár Ghaeltacht Thír Chonaill idir an fharraige ar thaobh amháin agus faoi scáth an Eargail agus na Mucaise ar an taobh eile. Faigheann sé a ainm ó loch beag álainn atá neadaithe ag bun an Eargail, an sliabh is airde i dTír Chonaill. Sa cheantar seo is í an Ghaeilge gnáth-theanga labhartha na ndaoine - ceantar ina bhfuil ceol, amhráin agus damhsaí traidisiúnta á gcleachtadh go nádúrtha ann.

Tugtar tús áite don Ghaeilge san óstán i gcónaí ach is cuma cén teanga a labhraíonn na haíonna agus na cuairteoirí cuirfidh foireann an óstáin fáilte faoi leith rompu go léir. Cuirtear béim an-láidir fosta ar gach gné den chultúr Gaelach idir sheanchas, cheol, amhránaíocht agus dhamhsa.

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