Crammond House – Ramelton B&B
Crammond House Ramelton Bed and Breakfast is located in the Georgian town of Ramelton, Co Donegal approx, located 7 miles north of Letterkenny on the banks of the river Lennon as it flows into Lough Swilly.
In 2018 major renovations was carried out to this Period 18th century house which has 3 ensuite bedrooms, large guest sitting room, private parking and cycle shed at the rear. The house operated as a Bed and Breakfast in the 1970’s and 1980’s by Mervyn and Ena Corry who invested a lot of time and money in improving the house. Ena was an excellent host and this is borne out by the many kind comments in the old visitor’s books which are still retained.
This Ramelton B&B house was previously a business premises operating as a Hardware and Grocery Store and has been owned by the Corry Family since 1884 when Matthew Corry acquired it for the princely sum of 620 pounds sterling. He then went off to America and was part of the Klondyke Gold Rush in the late 1890’s. Indeed there is a picture of the miners trekking over a snowbound Chilkoot Pass hanging in the hall of Crammond House. His nephew Samuel Boyd Corry leased the shop from him after returning from War service in 1919. He married Margaret Reid Crammond from Aughnish Isle and this is where the name Crammond House is derived from. S.B. Corry ran the business and subsequently obtained ownership of the property in 1938. Ownership passed to his son Mervyn Corry after his death in 1971 and subsequently to present owners, your hosts, Drew and Christine Corry in 2016.
Ramelton was a prosperous town in olden days and the shop was one of 6 or seven business premises located around the Market Cross and had two large stonebuilt stores at the rear, one of which is still standing.
Crammond House is the birthplace of Dave Gallaher who was the first Captain of the ‘All Blacks’ rugby team to tour Britain and Ireland in 1905.The All Blacks team visited the house prior to their match against Ireland in November 2005. It was during this visit ‘All Black’ Captain Tana Umaga unveiled a plaque above the shop door in honour of Dave Gallaher. Read more here.
Ramelton is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and serves as an ideal base for touring and exploring Donegal and all its amenities ie. Glenveagh National Park, Fanad Lighthouse, Glebe Gallery and Grianan of Aileach Fort. More energetic tourists can climb Muckish or Errigal mountains which are also located nearby.
There are many Golf courses located nearby. Beaches and seaside resorts are all within driving distance. This Ramelton B&B is ideally situated to explore North Donegal.
Price per person €45
Single supplement €15
Children Under 12 €22.50