Rossnowlagh Surf Club, established in 1966, is Ireland’s oldest surf club.

Rossnowlagh (IrishRos Neamhlach, meaning “heavenly headland”) is a seaside village in south County Donegal, Ireland.

It is about 8.5 km (5 miles) north of Ballyshannon and 16 km (10 miles) southwest of Donegal Town.

Rossnowlagh Beach stretches from the cliffs at Coolmore in the south, to the rock outcrop at Carrickfad and is renowned as one of Irelands main surfing beaches.

Rossnowlagh is very popular with both local residents and tourists and the beach is 3 km (2 mile) in length, with soft golden sand, with exceptional views.

Rossnowlagh boasts some ideal surfing conditions, and is especially suited towards those looking to try surfing for the first time with its gentle gradient of the sea-bed.

There are also perfect longboard conditions when the wind is right.

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