The Rusty Mackerel is a renowned traditional Irish bar, restaurant, and accommodation made famous for its traditional music and warm, friendly atmosphere. Sitting at the foot of Sliabh Liag, The Rusty Mackerel hosts a vibrant mix of both locals and visitors who come together to enjoy craic, ceol and the warmest welcome in Donegal.
Local craft beers from Kinnegar & Ballayshannon Brewing Company, the legendary ‘Silkie’ Irish Whiskey & An Dúlamán Maritime Gin distilled less than a mile away are some of the many drinks on offer. Enjoy by the open turf fire in winter or outdoor seating area overlooking Sliabh Liag on sunnier days.
Our double and triple rooms were very recently awarded 5 stars by Failte Ireland. All rooms are designed in a modern and comfortable fashion and offer a range of amenities including en-suite, WiFi, and tea and coffee. Breakfast is also available at a small fee.
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and steps away from Sliabh Liag, when at the Rusty Mackerel you are never too far from beautiful scenery. With a catalogue of activities including fishing, scuba diving, and boat trips, make sure to bring your walking boots and camera.