Termon House, a former 18th century land agent's house in Maghery County Donegal, is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area. The property is situated directly on the seashore. The house has a relaxed and comfortable feel to it, and maximises its location at every opportunity by providing stunning sea views. Termon House is an 18th century house built, it is understood, by Marquis Conyngham or his predecessor, Montgomery, for his land agent, whose duty it was to collect rent from the local tenants on behalf of the absentee landlord. The house has a stormy history. Local anecdotes and archaeological evidence present a picture of absenteeism, land clearance, and emigration. A beautiful and unique defensive Famine Wall still surrounds the house. The wall, a unique vernacular structure, was built around the house as the final public works project designed to alleviate suffering during the famine in 1847. The crashing waves rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean are the only sounds to be heard. The house with adjoining barn was built with traditionally high ceilings to create an air of formality to impress local people who would call to see the land agent. This Irish Landmark Trust building boasts two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, a bathroom and separate shower room, suitable for assisted disabled. There is an open fire in the sitting room and oil fired central heating throughout. With a range type cooker, cast iron beds and a roll top bath, this wonderful house provides a real home from home for guests. The county of Donegal is breath taking, with misty mountains, serene lakes and dramatic coastlines. Golfers need not go far to find a green, anglers can cast upon the many lakes and rivers, or you can trek along the vast landscape on horseback. Glenveagh National Park, situated in the north west of the county, includes the two highest mountains in the county, Errigal and Slieve Sneacht. Lough Veagh has natural stocks of brown trout, salmon and artic char. Donegal Adventure Centre in the town of Bundoran is one of Ireland's premier outdoor centres. For the visitor more interested in culture and heritage, the County Museum in Letterkenny has a varied programme of exhibitions, and the Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre has a fascinating audio visual presentation and is also home to the longest hand-knotting loom in the world.