29 05, 2018
  • The Shepherds Rest Pub - best Wedding Venue in Northern Ireland

Planning a wedding in 2019?


Select the Magical Location for pre-wedding, wedding and after wedding parties. Excellent rural location. Our venue is placed in the beautiful scenic Sperrin Mountains. We can accommodate up to 240 guests. Big, beautiful rear garden gives you the extra space for kids to play and your guests to relax and enjoy hospitality on our

11 12, 2017
  • Draperstown Cottage

NEW Self Catering Cottage in Draperstown


New Self Catering Cottage in Draperstown Irish Country Cottage at the foot of the mountains Entire bungalow · Draperstown A traditional Irish Cottage Bungalow, situated in the picturesque Sperrin Mountain Range, this cosy & comfortable home is surrounded with greenery and working farms. 45 mins from the International airport and within driving distance

14 11, 2017
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50th Anniversary at The Shepherds Rest – Wednesday


Some photos from Wednesday: The Shepherds Rest Party Nights & Entertainment. Our Party Nights. Sat 9th December Conor Dee’s Disco Friday15 December Big Dee’s Disco Sat 16th December Larry & Co Sunday 17th December Outbound Express Friday 22 December Big Dee’s Party Night. Christmas Entertainment Christmas Eve Sing along

18 10, 2017
  • Cycling Holidays Ireland

Cycling Holidays in Ireland


Two of our latest campers follow there blog and read about The Shepherds Rest and the Sperrins. They loved the Guinness the open fires and the space the Sperrins had to offer. They live of the land in that they forage as they go. Mushrooms, berries and any local treats which they can find. Read

3 10, 2017

Winter camping in Sperrin Mountains – Northern Ireland


Winter Camping Get away form the city light pollution to the middle of the Sperrins  and get ready to experience the magic wonders of thousands of glimmering stars. Bring warm clothes, drinks, camera and telescope to the dark skies around Davagh Forest, and on a clear night see if you can spot the Milky Way.

3 10, 2017

Are you getting married in Northern Ireland?


Are you getting married in Northern Ireland? Congratulations, you’re getting married! Now is the right time to plan your wedding and find your perfect venue. If you’re looking for a venue that’s a little out of the ordinary, then you're in luck, you found us. Celebrate your wedding day at The Shepherds Rest and

18 09, 2017

We have received some positive feedback from one of our campers.


This short video highlights what you as a customer will find when you arrive at our pub/campsite. Thank you for sharing your video with us we were so glad to have you on your 2nd night camping. Thank you so much Barbara good luck with the rest of your trip.

29 04, 2017

Dermot & Danielle McBride Wedding.


Northern Ireland’s Best Rural Pub Wedding Venue Dermot & Danielle McBride wedding. A snapshot of their day with us. A Rural Pub, small wedding venue suitable for a affordable dream wedding. We at The Shepherds Rest pride ourselves in making your wedding a memorable day. A member of our experienced team will ensure that this