+353 (0) 7493 61005 ~ Grianan Park, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland info@lakeofshadows.ie

Welcome to the Lake of Shadows Hotel

Lake of Shadows HotelSituated in the heart of Buncrana town this Donegal Hotel has been operating for well over the last 30 years and is a favourite with both locals and visitors from far and wide. With 23 bedrooms in total and a large private banquet hall to accommodate up to 150 guests they are the perfect venue to host weddings, private family gatherings or simply to visit Buncrana and sample the warmth and atmosphere of a popular and lively traditional hotel.

Located right in the centre of Buncrana Town, staying at the Lake of Shadows hotel means you have access on your doorstep to a selection of local shops and pubs, the white stand beach, Swan Park and Crana River which hosts many events throughout the year. With a reputation for providing a genuine Donegal warm welcome on every visit along with serving delicious and hearty food in both our restaurant and Bar your visit to the Lake of Shadows Hotel will leave memories never to be forgotten.


Rooms & Rates

We have a selection of 23 bedrooms all en suite to choose from, all warmly furnished and include a lot of features as standard including free Wifi and complimentary use of our sister Hotel’s Leisure Centre with 20 meter deck pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.



Restaurant & Bar

We are famous for providing delicious, new and exciting dishes on our Bistro menu. Using only locally sourced produce we serve the finest quality food in our Bistro. Head Chef Ronan Deery is at the forefront of all our menus design, preparation and presentation.


weddings donegal


Traditional, vintage style décor, delicious, bespoke wedding menus and service that looks after your every desire. Here in the Lake of Shadows Hotel we have been looking after Bride and Grooms for well over the past 30 years so you can be guaranteed the day of your dreams.


Lake Bistro Blog

Lake Bistro Blog

Welcome to the Lake of Shadows Bistro Blog. My name is Chef Ronan Deery and I have been the Head Chef here in the Lake for the past eight years. Over the years my team and I have strived to provide the best quality food experience to a lot of happy customers. The... read more
Live Music every Weekend

Live Music every Weekend

Here in the Lake of Shadows Hotel we have live music every weekend to entertain our guests. Every Saturday and Sunday from 9.30pm we have a selection of local musicians play live so why not come along and enjoy some fabulous food and great live music as a night out or... read more

What our Guests have to Say

Fantastic food, friendly staff really helpful. Just love it no matter how long I’m in Buncrana I’ll be in the Lake for lunch, tea or dinner. Well done to all there what a team.Also beside a beautiful beach, great place to stay and walking distance from the town

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