Welcome to Ballyare Lodge

failte ireland approved self cateringBallyare Lodge is the ideal spot to relax and fly fish with family and friends. Boasting it’s own private lake full of Rainbow Trout it can only be described as a slice of angling heaven. Here you can escape the stress and distractions of life and go fly fishing when you want and for as long as you want at your own private lake.


Set in the heart of tranquil Donegal, Ballyare Lodge is situated 5 minutes drive from the town of Ramelton and ten minutes from Letterkenny.

The Ballyare Lodge Experience

Although Ballyare Lodge has everything an angler may wish for, tranquility and freedom to fly fish 24/7, it also caters for guests who wish to have a peaceful and private self catering vacation with all the modern conveniences at hand. The Lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, SKY TV, Broadband, shower and hot tub and more. See “Package” for more details.

Book our Large Lodge!
Book our Small Lodge!

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Local Area
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You are only a five minute drive from Ramelton town should you wish to stock up on supplies or treat yourself to a fabulous lunch or dinner. A ten minute drive will take you to Letterkenny if you want to avail of some busier night-life and high street shopping. Glenveagh National Park (the second largest national park in Ireland) is also close by. The park covers 170 square kilometres of hillside above Glenveagh Castle on the shore of Lough Veagh. An absolutely stunning part of the country should you have time to visit. (Image above – Pool at Glenveagh Castle).

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A 45 minute drive north will take you to fabulous beaches and golf courses at Portsalon (Image of Portslaon beach above), while a 45 minute drive north east will take you to gorgeous beaches at the coastal town of Buncrana. Should you wish to take in the sights and culture of the city of Derry, a 40 minute drive will take you there.


Ballyare Lodge Package

Below is a list of everything that comes included in The Ballyare Lodge self catering package, along with some optional extras. If you have any further requests, please do ask. The lodge itself will sleep 5 comfortably, but if you have a larger party, let us know as we may be able to accommodate an overflow at a location only a few yards away. We have also completed the building of a second smaller lodge which will accommodate smaller parties.

What’s Included
  • Fully fitted Kitchen
  • Dining Area. Lake view
  • Modern Living room.
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Shower
  • Laundry Included
  • Hot Tub
  • Washing Machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband & WIFI
  • Electricity / Heating
  • Fishing at your own lake!

Rates Of Stay
  • €100 per night (Large Cabin based on 2 people staying) €700 per week
  • +€50 per person per night for every extra person staying above 2.
  • €80 per night (Smaller Cabin) €480 per week
  • Please note: There is currently a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Optional Extras
  • FFF Master Instructor. GAIA Double Handed Rod Instructor available. Price £25 per hour.


Ballyare Lodge

The Lodge is your home away from home while you relax and fly fish. It comes equipped with a fully fitted kitchen, dining room with lake view, living room with SkyTV & Broadband, 3 spacious bedrooms, bathroom, shower & utility area. And if that doesn’t relax you enough, there’s an enclosed hot tub outside!

The Lake

Your own private lake is filled with Rainbow Trout, young and old. The older ones will test your angling skills! (We would ask that, any fish you catch which you do not intend to eat, you release.)

Guests’ Photography

We are always thrilled to see the photography which our guests have taken during their stay. We will display the latest selection on site. If you like these and wish to see more, you can view them all on our Flickr photostream.

Visit our Photostream of Guests Photography here.

Surround yourself with luxury while you fly fish. Enjoy the beautiful views, panoramic hillsides, and simply relax at Ballyare Lodge.


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Contact Details

Gary & Una, Ballyare Lodge, Ballyare, Co. Donegal
Telephone: 0044 777 2348 432 OR 00353 873 676 985


Book your stay. Choose from our large or smaller lodge. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss optional extras if required.
Large Cabin Rental. €100 to €150 Per Night (Minimum stay: 2 Nights) Book our Large Lodge!
Smaller Cabin Rental. €80Per Night (Minimum stay: 2 Nights) Book our Small Lodge!

Tel: 0044 777 2348 432 OR 00353 873 676 985

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