Zephyr Lodge Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Bundoran, Co Donegal

Christmas in Donegal

Date: 18th December 2017


We are getting very excited here at  Zephyr Lodge with only a few days until Christmas. It’s a magical time of the year with quite a few traditions too. Below are our favourites.

Christmas Day Swim


Every year without fail a selection of the local community in Bundoran like to head to the beach, stip-off and take a dip – crazy or what!!






 xmas lightsChristmas decorations in Ireland were traditionally just a wreath of holly on the frontdoor of the house but these days everyone puts up a Christmas tree in their home with fairy lights and decorations. The picture is an example of many of the houses dotted around Donegal and indeed Ireland at the moment.

Christmas Carols

carols around tree

Local choirs gather around the Christmas tree to sing Christmas carols usually on Christmas eve, it’s a magical time and if we are lucky this year we might even get a sprinkle of snow.



Family returning home

welcome home

Most Irish homes have a family member how lives abroad but Christmas is traditionally the time of the year when everyone comes home. Family is the most important thing to the Irish making this time of the year that bit more special.

Christmas Jumpers

Christmas jumperMost Irish people will have received for Christmas an awful jumper that had in some cases been hand-knitted by an aunty, grandmother or mother but in recent years these have become very trendy – the more ridiculously decorated the better!

Have a wonderful Christmas from everyone at Zephyr Lodge


Images – Discover Bundoran, Irish Times


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