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Creggan Country Park is a non profit taking social economy enterprise designed to provide recreational, training and employment opportunities for the local community. We offer a full range of watersports, outdoor pursuits, walking and angling facilities all on site. Activities are delivered by professional instructors in a controlled fresh water environment. Our wide range of water and land based activities are suitable for all age groups and abilities. For those new to watersports / outdoor pursuits, we offer very popular pedal boating and walking tour programmes as well as a wide variety of taster / fun sessions in canoeing, kayaking and sailing. For the more experienced participant we can run certified courses in basic skills, and courses leading to coaching qualifications.You can read more about the history of our site on our heritage page.

Where to Stay

Derry’s bustling city centre has a wide variety of hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation as well as a number of hostels. For detailed information on all that’s available visit We recommend;
CITY HOTEL, Queens Quay, Derry (T: 02871 365 800)
On the banks of the River Foyle, the City Hotel is only a short stroll from the cities cultural attractions, including the world famous city walls, and the best shopping, bars and restaurants the north west has to offer. Inside, the hotel has everything for the discerning traveller – from swimming pool and fitness gym to dining options and luxury rooms. All rooms come with the usual en-suite, Internet and entertainment facilities, and the Presidential Suite boasts two en-suite bedrooms, lounge & dining areas and views across the Foyle and Guildhall Square.Diners can choose traditional Irish fare with a modern twist at Thompson’s on the River restaurant, or opt for a lighter selection at Coppins Bar & Lounge.Weddings at the City Hotel are a spectacular event, held in our luxurious Corinthian Ballroom with the city and river providing the dramatic backdrop.  With conference facilities for up to 450 people and on-site secure car parking, the City Hotel is the venue of choice for all occasions.
RAMADA Da VINCI'S HOTEL  15 Culmore Road, Derry (T: 028 71 279 111) 

Ramada Da Vinci's Hotel is conveniently situated less than 1 mile from Derry City Centre, close to all major routes in and out of the city. A 20 minute scenic walk along the river front, will take you into the town centre. If you are looking for a hotel with style, great food, friendly staff and is value for money, then look no further.

With 65 spacious bedrooms, all newly refurbished, Da Vinci's also provides an atmospheric restaurant complemented by a walk in wine room; a traditional bar with loads of Irish charm ; weekend entertainment; meeting and event facilities for conferences and private parties; complimentary use of our on-site car park; and easy access to a hair and beauty salon on the complex.For further details

FAIRLEE HOUSE, 86 Duncreggan Road, Derry (T: 028 71 374 551) 
Situated in a residential area on the west bank of the city, this town house is a perfect base for exploring the city. Within easy reach of University of Ulster, Magee and City Centre. Rooms have colour TV and courtesy trays. Warm welcome assured.  
ACORN COTTAGE, 32 Woodside Road, Derry (T: 028 71 318 453) 
Modern comfortable cottage in quiet scenic, rural location on the banks of the River Foyle. Bordering on the City of Derry golf club. Only a short journey to the centre of the beautiful and historic walled City of Derry.
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER - MAGEE, Duncreggan Road, Derry (T: 028 71 375 283)
Duncreggan Student Village is located adjacent to the Magee campus and has been developed to offer today’s student a secure home in an environment conductive to their study and lifestyle. The student village comprises 14 three storey blocks offering a mixture of self catering accommodation ranging from newly built en-suite study bedrooms to a selection with shared bathrooms. Sections of the student village are available to rent to private groups on a nightly basis. Contact Geraldine Black at Student Support for details.
ST COLUMBS PARK HOUSE, 4 Limavady Road, Derry (T: 028 71 343080)
St Columbs Park provides accommodation solutions for groups of up to 45 people. Located in the waterside area of the city St Columbs Park House also provides opportunities for groups to promote active citizenship and peace building.
Donegal is just a short drive away from Derry and is host to some of the most beautiful scenery in the North West. 
Grouse Hall House
Built as a schoolhouse in 1850 from the charitable bequeath of two sisters named Ball.

It served as the local school until 1948, when it was abandoned and fell into disrepair, being used by local farmers as a barn.
In 1980 it was purchased by an English gentleman.  He used it as a home, selling it to the present owners in 1998.

Since then, the old schoolhouse has been tastefully restored and extended to provide superior accommodation for the discerning traveller.

Situated close to Donegal’s award winning beaches and Golf courses, Grouse Hall House Guesthouse is the ideal location to embrace this beautiful part of the world.

Grousehall House are very proud to boast of their commitment to green issues.  Their proudest boast is that most of our electricity requirements are serviced by a 6KVA wind turbine which was installed in 2006.

It is within walking distance to Gleneely village, where you can meet local people in either of the two bars.  Food is served at both establishments throughout the day and evening, along with enjoyable live music.

There are many sandy beaches surrounding the Inishowen Peninsula. The nearest is located at the village of Culdaff, which is a popular tourist site and is only 3 miles from Grousehall House.
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