Co. Donegal: Two Night Stay With Surfing Lessons and Breakfast for €55 at Fin McCool Surf School and Lodge (Up to 50% Off)
- Irish Surfing Association approved surf school
- Family-run school with some instructors on the Irish team
- Surf lodge with complimentary Wi-Fi and BBQ decking area
- South Donegal coast location
- Two night stay in 3- or 4-bed dormitory with bathroom
- Breakfast each morning
- Two surfing lessons
- Equipment hire included
Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per stay. May buy multiple as gifts. Booking required by phone on 086 8049909 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings are non-cancellable; 7-day modification policy. Min age 8; must be able to swim. Check-in from 2pm; check-out by 11am. Valid for stay in 3- or 4-bed dorm room; upgrade to double room for €20 per room. Max 1 additional guest can stay for supplement, enquire on booking. Original value based on online BAR and adult surf lesson rate. Original values verified 25 July 2012 at 5.44pm. Valid on option purchased only.
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A flip-flop's flip from the beach, family-run Fin McCool Surf School & Lodge gazes out across Donegal Bay, lapping up views of rolling sets from their sand-dune-fringed base.
Surf's up with today's Groupon from Fin McCool Surf School & Lodge:
€55 for a two night stay (Up to 50% off)
In a shared room with breakfast and two surfing lessons
The Surf Lodge
Paddling into its second season, the newly built surf lodge is kitted out with dormitories and double rooms, while a communal area offers plenty of parking spots for surf-bums and free Wi-Fi for fingertips. Outside, the decking area takes in sunset views with barbecues sizzling up the evenings. The lodge rides in tandem with the surf school's shop and changing facilities farther down the beach, where paddle-boards and bikes are also on hand to hire.
Zipping up wetsuits and slipping on one of the school's easily recognisable rashees, students can head down to the beach and pick up a board before assembling on the sand. The school is fully approved by the Irish Surfing Association and some of the instructors, who are part of a well-known Irish surfing family, have surfed for the Irish team. Lessons will begin with a 10-minute land drill as instructors take newbies through the strokes, with some ocean awareness and water safety skills being floated. The next 90 minutes will be water-bound as participants get to grips with the waves. Dudes and dudettes can enjoy a two-hour lesson each day of the stay, with equipment hire included to give fins something to splash about.
• In a shared dormitory (up to two or three other people) with shared bathroom
• Breakfast each morning
• Surfing lesson each day
Road: The lodge is reachable off the Rossnowlagh Crossroads turning from the R231, which connects to the N15 at Ardnagalliagh and Ballyshannon.
Transfers: The surf lodge offers pick-ups from Ballyshannon bus station, enquire for details upon booking.
Fin McCool Surf School & Lodge rides the waves with a 4.5/5 score from TripAdvisors. Reviewers have waxed lyrical about the ideal location, friendly staff and comfortable beds.
After staying here on a surf trip last year, it's now the first port of call when going north-west. The hostel itself is clean and cosy, with a good kitchen always stocked with the essentials free of charge. The beds are pretty comfy and the dorm rooms are spacious.
– mybakingtray, TripAdvisor, Jul 2012
Beautiful views of the beach, lovely porch to sit on and watch the day go by and the rooms were clean. A spit away from the beautiful long stretch of beach.
– Rach e, TripAdvisor, Feb 2012