We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tory Island

Review Highlights
An excellent location for a mini-break!

I spent a night on Tory Island last week and it was just magical. The islanders couldn't have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel A
Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
The most cultural Irish island of magic, folklore and culture you could be lucky enough to find!

This island is governed by the king of Tory; Patsy Dan Rodgers, he for the most part comes to greet... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Orla D
Belfast, United Kingdom
Read all 57 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
Write a Review
Reviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a night on Tory Island last week and it was just magical. The islanders couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. We were greeted by the famous King of Tory on arrival and he was very warm and likeable man. The sights and...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This island is governed by the king of Tory; Patsy Dan Rodgers, he for the most part comes to greet the passengers of the ferry after each passage. however saying this you cannot expect him to be there for every single ferry passage he does...More

5  Thank Orla D
Reviewed 30 August 2016

When you go to Tory, a fun experience, beware that the information provided by the Ferry company on its website is totally unreliable. They cancel trips due to the weather and tides. They have the tide tables for the year, but they still cancel due...More

4  Thank ChuckLud
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Disappointed with how the islanders present such a wee gem. Could be a pure gold mine if work and effort were put in. The sights that greet travellers off the boat are grim to say the least........unkept and dirty. And where were the ' friendly...More

4  Thank Helen G
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a unique place to visit, we went on a rainy day but enjoyed the walk out to the viewing point. The ferry over and back was very choppy but I quite like that, might not be good if you get sea sick...More

2  Thank annamel4
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Because I am disabled I wanted to ascertain if there was a taxi service on the island, particularly an off-road vehicle. The official tourist site for this island responded to neither emails nor phone calls so I phoned the hotel and they gave me the...More

3  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Before I went to Tory I read some very negative reviews and was expecting the worse. Was I in for a wonderful surprise. The crossing on the ferry was smooth with the sun shining down. When we landed on the island and even though it...More

5  Thank Caoimhe17
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I'm proud to be able to say I first visited Tory half a lifetime ago...no hotel, two hour trawler boat trip, storm bound, B&Bs almost unknown, islanders very shy of strangers, no tourists, no electricity after midnight, no cars, lighthouse manned, no TV, the darkest...More

8  Thank 753John
Reviewed 23 January 2016

My friend had booked me and another friend for a day and night on Tory as part of a boys road trip round the north of Ireland. One of the best nights ever! We arrived off the boat after a sunny trip where, on the...More

12  Thank MartinLCC
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Took the ferry to Tory on a beautiful sunny day without a breath of wind at Easter and it was a magical day. Met by the King of Tory as you get off the ferry and trekked around the island and enjoyed one of nature's...More

5  Thank John F
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the restaurants
16 December 2016|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Is there anywhere it's legal to camp on tory island? 3 cyclists on a tour around the county looking to camp a night or two? We operate on a "leave no trace" policy where the area will be undamaged when we leave...
1 July 2016|
Response from DonegalDamo |
The hotel has camping facilities at back of hotel, shower and toilet also available
Noeleen P
Is it possible to get a family rate on the ferry as 2 adults and 4 children at €26 each makes it a little pricey
1 July 2016|
Response from MartinLCC | Reviewed this property |
We were 3 adults and had to pay the full fare each. I'm not sure about family tickets but I'm sure a Google search would answer your question. Sorry about the late reply. We did have a wonderful time though. Largely based... More