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Top 10 things to do at An Creagan
Apr
30

Top 10 things to do at An Creagan

1 - Stay overnight

Get away from it all and revitalise at the four and three star self-catering cottages which are located on the grounds of An Creagán

There are eight to choose from with a choice of one, two or three bedrooms.  These cottages are designed in a traditional fashion still retaining a number of features similar to the old cottages of the area; there are two clachans (group of stone buildings).  Each cottage has a unique name representing traditional town lands of Creggan.

The perfect getaway for families and couples where you are guaranteed to experience something special and create your own lasting memory!  


 

 

2 - Coffee and homemade tray bake

Enjoy a Sperrin Speciality Coffee who source, import, roast and deliver high quality coffee beans. All our scones, tray bakes and desserts are handmade by our chefs.

 

3 - Go for a walk

An Creagán Forest & River Trail provides a safe and friendly place to enjoy your daily exercise and de-stress in a uniquely tranquil and picturesque environment. Make sure and feed the ducks as you pass the pond.

 

 

  

4 - Play

The Wild Woods, at An Creagán, is a natural outdoor play space where children are encouraged to develop their skills and imagination through exploration and play, on a scale that is not always possible indoors.

The Wild Woods area is around one acre in size and is completely enclosed on all sides, with two gates for access. The landscape includes gravel and sand banks, rope climbs, willow houses, areas of mature trees, wildflowers and scrub, wildlife ponds and a campfire area with seating. The play sessions can be enhanced by the use of various equipment, such as pond nets, bug boxes, magnifiers, buckets and spades, art materials and a variety of ‘junk’ resources, used alongside the natural materials to be found in the woods.

The project takes its inspiration from the Danish Forest Schools model where children spend their entire preschool day in the forest. Wellies and waterproofs are advisable as this gives children the comfort and freedom to explore, without being concerned about getting wet or dirty.

The Toddler Play Garden provides an opportunity for 1, 2 and 3 year olds to engage in active outdoor play with natural materials and encourage an early connection with nature and the outdoors. The outdoor play space has creative and open ended play opportunities and challenges such as a mud kitchen, hills to climb, water feature, level changes, obstacles and digging areas.  

 

5 - Shop

Our in-house displays are packed full of delightful handmade crafts and gifts sure to tempt, whether you are looking for something to treat yourself or a gift for someone special. The range showcases many local makers and changes throughout the seasons.

 

 

6 - Volunteer

Our community gardens are cared for almost entirely by volunteers from the local community and are a testament to years of effort and commitment. No pesticides or herbicides are used in these areas and the group are proactive in encouraging wildlife to thrive and allowing space for the native weeds and wildflowers to blossom.  The group works in partnership with the conservation volunteers and meet weekly on a Thursday morning 10.30am – 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

7 - Do a workshop

An Creagán Arts offers innovative arts, health and environment activities that goes against the grain and breaks the traditional mould. We offer high quality events and workshops you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.


Have a look at the events section on Facebook Here and our website Here to find out about our upcoming events and workshops

 

 

8 - Celebrate

We offer the ideal setting for all family celebrations and special occasions.

 

 

 

9 - Learn

The Biodiversity Trail is a short walk which lets you get a feel for the Sperrin landscape and is fully accessible for buggies and wheelchairs. At intervals you will come across interpretative panels which give a description of some of the native plants.

An Creagán sits on the southernmost edge of the Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The townland of Creggan, meaning the rocky or baron place, is a mosaic of bogs, loughs, rocky outcrops, forest plantations, farms and settlements. Archaeological evidence suggests that this area has been inhabited for at least 5,000 years.

Some locally found items are on display including a dugout logboat found at nearby Lough Fingrean in 1984 dating from around 640 AD and was probably used for transportation to and from the crannog (island dwelling) and perhaps for fishing. Reconstructed dwellings from the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods have been built on site by volunteers as experimental archaeology projects.

Also on site is Ballybriest wedge tomb which has been relocated to An Creagán.

 

 

 

 10 - Dine

 

An Creagán Restaurant and Coffee Shop offers a unique food experience in a relaxing, contemporary setting. Specialising in a warm and friendly approach, with attention to detail.

 

 

 

 For any more information please call 028 807 61112

or email info@ancreagan.com

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