Gola Island

Gola, Co Donegal, North West Ireland

The people of Gola Island, ten miles south of Bloody Foreland, left in 1967, finding it no longer possible to sustain a livelihood on the island. More than forty years later, some of them and their children and grandchildren have gone back to restore many of the old houses, bring mains electricity and a water supply to the island and open a tearoom and campsite. At the west end of the island is a memorial to two of the victims of 9/11, who were descendants of Gola islanders. Gola is a beautiful island with three good anchorages around its shores. It is not to be missed by the sailor cruising this coast.


Facilities include: Anchorage


Gola is renowned for the quality of its rock climbing available on its sea cliffs.