Daleview House is a family run Bed and Breakfast with spectacular views of Lough Swilly. We are located approximately 8km from Letterkenny in the village of Manorcunningham, and have easy access to the N13 route between Letterkenny and Derry. We have four family rooms available with tea and coffee provided on arrival. Provided in the house is wireless broadband. €25 per person sharing.
Daleview house is an ideal base for touring Donegal and Northern Ireland.
We are 15 minutes drive from An Grianan Aileach.
Nestling on top of Greenan Hill (803ft/245m) between Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle near Speenogue, Burt and at the southern edge of Inishowen in County Donegal, Grianan Aileach makes any entrance onto the peninsula a memorable one. The guardian with the most incredible views covering the counties Donegal, Tyrone, Antrim and Derry.
Beltany stone circle is 20 minutes drive from us.
The stone circle is 44.2m in diameter and contains 64 stones which have an average height of 1.8m, though there were probably 15-20 more stones originally. These orthostats encircle a low tumulus composed of enough stones to indicate that it may have been a burial cairn. About 22 meters to the southeast is a solitary standing stone approximately two meters tall. At the ENE is a triangular slab whose inner face toward the base is decorated with a number of cupmarks. The site was disturbed at the beginning of the century causing many of the stones, to lean outward at precarious angles.
The circle features a number of truly monumental stones. One of the stones has quite a number of cupmarks and several have worn to interesting shapes. The circle is filled with many large stones along with earth and many stones lay scattered outside the circle as well.
This megalithic monument may date from the later Bronze Age, about 1400 to 800 BC The name Beltany is derived from the spring festival of Beltane which is associated with the lighting of hilltop fires in a rekindling of the sun. A carved stone head found at this site probably dates from the pre-Christian Iron Age which may indicate that this site was in use for many centuries after it was built. It has been said that lining up the outlier with the triangular cupmarked stone may have a solar alignment on a distant hill.
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This page was last updated: 20 March 2014