Our Irish retreat location: Dunfanaghy in County Donegal 

The retreat takes place in the Sandhill House in Dunfanghy, County Donegal. This northern part of Ireland is a true beauty and showcases the typical Irish landscape at its best. 

The Sandhill House was only recently opened to the public in 2019 as a centre of wellness after three years of renovation by the owner, who made her dream come true. It is situated in the North West of Donegal, on the Wild Atlantic Way, with stunning ocean views from the front of the house and just 1 km from the vibrant village of Dunfanaghy.

Sandhill House is located just outside the village of Dunfanaghy, on the N56 following the Wild Atlantic Way, 22 miles / 35 minutes by road from Letterkenny Co.Donegal.

Find more information on the accommodation here.

How to get there

By car:

From Letterkenny, go north and take the N56, following the signs for Dunfanaghy. After around 30 minutes, you'll start to see the sea and pass a small fishing hamlet called Portnablagh on your right. Continue along the road passing the end of a golf course on your right. Just before the road starts to bend, you’ll see the Sandhill House sign on your left. Turn in and relax, you’re here!

Let us know if you would consider car pooling and where you are travelling from and we will try to match people together.

By bus:

There are regular daily Bus Eireann services from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport to Letterkenny (Route 32) with Patrick Gallagher Coach Travel as well as John McGinley Luxury Coach Travel.

From Dublin (Parnell Square and Dublin Airport), the John McGinley timetable for the retreat weekend is as follows:


Several Friday buses available: http://www.johnmcginley.com/docs/timetable.pdf


Saturday, 14th March 2020:

9.30 Dublin City Centre - Parnell Square 

9.45 Dublin Airport to 


13.35 Dunfanaghy Square (pick up from there to retreat centre included in package)


Tuesday, 17th March 2020:

7.35 am and 16.10 Dunfanaghy to


11.40 and 20.33   Dublin City Centre (Parnell Square)

12.10 and 20.55 Dublin Airport

John McGinley Bus tickets available when boarding the bus for 20 EUR one way and 30 EUR return. Please note that this information is only indicative and subject to change by the bus operator.

Direct private coach services are also available from Belfast, Derry, Galway, Sligo and Glasgow via Dunfanaghy village with the following private coach operator(s):Feda O’Donnell Coaches

A local bus route between Dunfanaghy and Letterkenny is operated by Mangan Tours.

Pick up from the local bus stop in Dunfanaghy is included in the retreat package (and only 2 mins away).

By plane:

Donegal International (Carrickfinn) Airport (50 minute drive)

City of Derry Airport (1hr 25 mins drive)

Belfast International Airport (2hrs 30 mins drive)

Belfast City Airport (2hrs 25mins drive)

Dublin Airport (3hrs 30 mins drive)

Ireland West (Knock) Airport (3 hrs 40 mins)

We can organise a pick up for you from Carrickfinn airport upon request. From the other airports, there are a range of public and private transport or car hire options. We are happy to assist you with more information about these options.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us for any questions or advice on how to best get to us! We are happy to assist you planning your journey to us based on local knowledge and experience.