Welcome to the Water's Edge

Marie McGowan has been welcoming guests into her home in this idyllic location on the shores of Donegal Bay since 1991.

This spacious, modern town house is delightfully situated beside the historic old Franciscan Abbey of Donegal Town (est.1474) and is surrounded to the South & West by the waters of Donegal Bay. This quiet, peaceful location is just a mere 5 minute walk into the centre of town.

Marie takes great delight in pampering her guests, with her speciality breakfast of locally caught salmon, smoked and served with all the trimmings. Other options include her perfectly cooked full Irish breakfast, freshly prepared fresh fruit platters and her own unique style of porridge (family recipe).

Not only do visiting guests leave The Water’s Edge feeling completely satisfied, but the local ducks & swans who spend their time lazily drifting up and down the Donegal Bay are well catered for too!

Our Home

En Suite

All of our rooms come with their own private washrooms.


Internet services are available to all our guests.

Hot Drinks

Tea & coffee making facilities available.


Five minutes walk from the centre of Donegal Town.

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