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Magical Winter Wonderland At Shandon!


Winter Wonderland on the Wild Atlantic Way A magical family Christmas experience that you will treasure forever! 1 night package. Imagine the look on their little faces when Santa knocks on their door and knows them by name! This will kick off the mystical atmosphere of your Shandon Santa experience! The excitement will peak when you wrap up nice and warm and take a wintry walk to Mrs Claus’ Cabin where you take the journey through the Shandon Forest (indoors), Narnia and Candy Cane Lane! After your festive Christmas journey at 9pm, we invite you to join us in a…



Portnablagh Beach & Pier Walk


Dander & Dine 2 Portnablagh beach and pier Every guest here comes for different reasons and to do different things. But one request we receive over and over again is: “Where can we go for a dander?” One of our favourite walks is from the hotel to Portnablagh pier and beach. Leaving the hotel, you walk down to the seafront and turn left….and just keep going. Please walk on the right. You’re in for a very special treat as the views you are about to take in are utterly breath-taking. As you set off, after 200 metres you will see…



‘We need to keep planning for the future’ says Shandon hotel owner as 50 jobs and half million euro investment announced


   A LEADING Donegal hotel today announced 50 new jobs as part of a €500,000 investment at the 4-star property. The Shandon Hotel & Spa overlooking Marble Hill Strand, Portnablagh, has been granted planning permission to expand its bar areas. Work will get underway in the autumn, creating up to 35 jobs during the construction phase. A complete refurbishment of the hotel’s guest lounge was completed in recent weeks, with the hotel adding 15 new members of staff since restrictions were lifted, taking the Shandon team to 130 people. The London-based hotel owner Warren McCarthy bought the disused property in…



Dander & Dine


Dander & Dine Marble Hill Strand Beach Every guest here comes for different reasons and to do different things. But one request we receive over and over again is: “Where can we go for a dander?” Marble Hill beach is a stunning location right in front of the hotel. So you won’t need the car to get there. A walk from the front of the hotel, down to the beach and across to the end of the beach – and back again – will clock up between 6,000 and 7,000 steps depending on whether the tide is in or out…



Shandon is named in the top 3% of Ireland’s Top Hotels by TripAdvisor!


Team Shandon are celebrating this week after the announcement of TripAdvisors top 25 hotels in Ireland 2020. Carolynne Harrison, General Manager said all credit goes to her amazing team who deliver service excellence with passion and flair.  I am super proud of our team, to be named in the top 3% of the best hotels in Ireland is a true accomplishment and to be right up there in the top 25 along with Harvey’s point, with whom we have aspired to in terms of excellent Donegal hospitality is an honor.  We thank our fantastic guests who take time out of…



‘We’re ready to go’ says General Manager


STAFF at one of Donegal’s top hotels are ‘ready to go’ and ‘very excited’ at re-opening in three weeks’ time.   Carolynne Harrison, general manager at the Shandon Hotel & Spa at Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy, says her team used the lockdown to prepare for a new way of working once restrictions were lifted. And the Government decision to bring forward easing those restrictions by three weeks from July 20 to June 29 is a major boost to the Donegal tourism sector, she says. “Like most of the rest of the country, I was glued to the TV on Friday with…



Shandon Hotel & Spa, Regional winner of ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the hotel awards Ireland


More than 150 representatives of the country’s top hotels gathered on Monday October 21, at The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown to recognise the champions of the industry. The Hotel Awards Ireland did not only celebrate hotels, but also other forms of overnight accommodation, including; resorts, inns, lodges, serviced apartments and guest houses amongst other. Whether they are solo travellers, families looking for their annual trip, groups that are looking for unforgettable adventures in the countryside, or romantic couples looking for a short gateway, these winners offer exceptional services to meet any demand of their guests. The prestigious event was hosted…



Santa Paws Sunday @ The Shandon Playhouse


Christmas is all about our little ones, and that should most definitely include our fur babies!  New for 2019, we are giving you the chance for your fur baby to meet Santa, get a small gift and a professional family photo! The ideal festive family day out for you and your pooch, we recommend a walk on Marble Hill beach followed by your Santa visit in the playhouse and some mulled wine & mince pies to warm you up! Package includes: Santa Visit for your Fur Baby Small gift for your Fur Baby 1 Professional Family Photo Mulled Wine &…



Shandon Santa Sunday Lunch


Due to local demand, we have decided to open the magical winter wonderland walkthrough on Sunday the 8th, 15th and 22nd  December to Sunday Lunch guests from 12.30pm to 4pm. Meet Santa at The Shandon! Take the journey to Mrs Claus’ Cabin, where you will meet Santa and enjoy a professional family photo & small gift, but before you do, you must make your way through the Shandon’s magical winter wonderland walkthrough, first up explore the Shandon Forest’s reindeers and abundance of trees (indoors) next up meet our 7ft talking polar bear in Narnia before you finish off picking a candy…



The Playhouse Summer Fun 2019


This year, the Shandon Hotel & Spa have teamed up with various experts in childhood fun, learning & entertainment. 15th July – 23rd August – Playhouse Summer Fun   Playhouse Kids Club The playhouse kids club caters for children between the ages of 6 – 13 years old.  Open mornings and afternoon’s and packed with activities that will keep everyone entertained and coming back for  more. The club offers fun and games to suit all ages from dancing, football, treasure hunts, movie nights, arts and crafts, teddy bear picnics and much more.  We aim to give every child that enters…



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