Fin McCools Surf School is located at Rossnowlagh on scenic Donegal Bay. ‘Ross Neamhlach’ loosely translates as ‘heavenly cove’ and no description here could be more apt. The beach is about 3 km long with safe surfing all along its length and especially at the southern end. The School is located at the central junction in Rossnowlagh, a mere 50m stroll on to the surfing beach. We are about 3 hours from the M50 in Dublin and about 2 hours from Belfast.


There are many and varied enjoyable activities to make your stay in Rossnowlagh a pleasant and memorable experience. Just some of these are suggested below.

Pubs & Nightlife

Ireland is rightly renowned for its vibrant pub entertainment and nightlife. It is in the local hostelries that you will experience the true culture and friendliness of Ireland. Sit back and enjoy the traditional music and ‘craic’ while you sip a pint of Guinness.


Fine angling in the innumerable unspoiled lakes and rivers of the North-West of Ireland will give you an experience to remember. Deep sea angling is also available.


South Donegal abounds with small, winding roads which offer spectacular views around every corner and are ideal for cycling – the real way to discover Ireland!


There are a number of horse-riding and trekking establishments in the area where you can enjoy an afternoon on horseback, riding through some of Ireland’s most glorious scenery.


Rossnowlagh’s EU Blue-Flag beach allows you to swim in complete safety in some of the cleanest waters in the world. Afterwards you can bask on the sun-kissed golden sands of one of Ireland’s most famous beaches.


See craftspeople at work producing traditional Irish crafts or sample the delights of browsing through some of the region’s delightful shops and stores filled with not only locally produced handiwork but also a range of modern international fashions and designs.