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Parks & Gardens in Donegal


Donegal is a County blessed with such a diverse range of public and private parks and gardens. From carefully tended intimate cottage gardens to public parks and woodlands, Donegal has a wealth of peaceful havens for lovers of flowers and trees. Donegal Garden Trail promotes garden visiting as a collective effort in County Donegal, encouraging garden visiting as an educational and leisure activity.

Donegal Garden Trail: Backleas


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A new garden combined with old natural woodland. The garden is of some historic significance in that the remains of an aqueduct dug during the famine as a relief project to convey water to a corn mill two miles away is still visible. Indeed stone mill wheels, a famine pot and lots of bog oak also feature. The entrance to the house is built with stone in the same manner as an ancient fort on the farm.

Admission: €5 donation to charity

Directions: In Stranorlar take N13 towards Letterkenny and after 500 metres turn left at Presbyterian Church. Travel one mile without turning left or right. Garden is on an elevated site on right.


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Opening Hours

2019: Sunday 19th May and Sunday 14th July (1-6 pm) or by appointment



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