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Immersed in nature the Lodge is a beautiful eco venue perfect for most small-medium sized events; weddings, yoga weekends, family celebrations, corporate events, residential team-building, workshops, retreats courses or Christmas parties. With on-site luxury glamping accommodation and stunning lake views it is an idyllic and unique setting for any event.


As an event venue Lough Mardal Lodge offers:

  • The Lodge, a striking eco building of unique design with a capacity of 75 people

  • On-site catering facilities with fully-equipped kitchen

  • Complete privacy for your event, a very secluded 90 acre site

  • Organised on-site activities can include swimming, fishing, guided kayaking, guided hill-walking and hiking,

  • Option for a catered Gourmet BBQ and campfire with toasted marshmallows.

  • Hot showers and changing rooms

  • On-site luxury glamping accommodation - 5 x Yurts and 1 x Shepherd's Hut sleeping up to 22 people, fully furnished and insulated with wood-burning stoves

  • Ample space for additional marquees or camping

  • Free on-site parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • A stunning natural backdrop - 90 acres of wildflower meadows, mossy peatland, heather-covered hills and lake, forest and mountain views - guests will feel invigorated by the surroundings

  • Eco venue - the Lodge has great green credentials - it is built from all natural materials; strawbale exterior walls and mud interior walls along with a grass roof. There is also a Sustainability Policy in place and we are in the process of getting eco certification.

  • Accessibly remote; distant enough to feel like a getaway yet easy to reach just off the N15 and under 3hrs from Dublin.

  • Family-run ensuring personal oversight and attention to detail - we are here to assist in whatever way we can in the lead up and at the event

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Wedding Venue, Donegal, Ireland

If you'd like to discuss a bespoke event to suit your needs simply call us on  Ph 00353 86 0233360/ 086 1731813

A Stunning South Donegal Location

Located 15 minutes from Donegal Town on the Wild Atlantic Way, the site is spread across 90 acres with two lakes - Lough Acully and the larger Lough Mardal - and stunning panoramic views. The setting is unspoilt and beautiful.

Lough Mardal can be found on Google Maps under 'Lough Mardal Lodge'. It is located just off the N15 road between Donegal Town and Ballyshannon. It is 15 minutes from Bundoran, 40 minutes from Sligo and under 3 hours from Dublin. Directions.

The Lodge is available for exclusive hire with or without glamping accommodation and bespoke activities.  Email for enquiries or call Ph 00353 86 0233360 / 086 1731813.

No ordinary building, the Lodge is a unique structure built almost entirely with natural materials. The walls are made of strawbales and plastered with mud and clay from the surrounding land. There is a 'living' green roof which was made with the earth excavated from the site along with the grasses and wildflowers, blending the building with the landscape from which it came.

Inside, its large main room - The Reciprocal Room - is circular and drenched in light with long windows and French doors opening out onto a wildflower meadow with lake, forest and mountain views.

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​Overhead exposed roof beams spiral over visitors' heads leading up to a huge 3.5 meter diameter dodecagon skylight. Known as a 'reciprocal' roof each beam supports the other to remain upright.

This symbolism of reciprocity, interdependence and interconnectedness relates in many ways to the essence and soul of the building (which is why it features in the Lough Mardal Lodge logo!); from the support of all the many volunteers whose hands molded and pressed the mud into the walls, to all the locally sourced materials - the building literally came from the land around it - to the building now providing a beautiful space for connecting and bringing people together. The building is a sustainably-built, environmentally-friendly, living, breathing example of great Irish eco building design.

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