Rockhill House Bars
Rockhill House is unusual among country houses in the North West in that it includes two house bars - one of which traces its roots to when Rockhill House was used as a barracks for the Irish Defence Forces. The Estate adds a third to the mix with The Church, giving you a chance to mingle with our wonderful local community and delve deeper into the Spirit of Place which makes Rockhill such a unique Country House venue.
These are spaces made for continuing the proud Donegal tradition of storytelling. Comfortable nooks to unwind after a day of exploration and speak of all you have discovered. Both of our bars have access to our extensive wine store and are stocked with all of your favourites as well as some rare Irish made treasures.
The Library Bar
Just off the Stewart Dining room is The Library Bar - a cosy, intimate corner of the our historic country manor house. With its plush, solid chairs; thick mahogany shelves full of books; and all the history of the house and Letterkenny town gazing out from archive prints on the gilded walls, it’s a comfortable and refined niche in which to enjoy a relaxed repast.
A chic retreat in Rockhill House’s basement and tucked into the stone which gives the House and Estate its name, Kelly’s Croft is the perfect place to unwind with a mellow drink. The soothing, leafy and light bar is ideal for residents to lounge in.
The Church Bar takes its name from the building's two uses during the Irish Defence Forces time on the Estate. Though its use has changed its central role in our community has not, remaining a home for the stories of the army times, tales from long before and those much more recent - all told a little differently depending on the teller but always worth letting time stand still to enjoy!
As you get to know our regular locals over a pint of Guinness or a signature cocktail or mocktail next to our hearty wood burning stove, you might notice the blue-green tones in our shimmering wallpaper, a subtle nod to the Irish Armed Forces role in United Nations Peacekeeping missions since 1958 and the blue helmets worn with pride.