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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: Dunmore Gardens

Dunmore House,Carrigans

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A very remarkable traditional walled garden associated with a 1742 country house. Many wonderful gardens are to be found within one large walled area (2 acres), rich collections of ericaceous plants, early 20th century terraced rose beds and a towering Redwood stands sentinel towards the centre with paths radiating from it.

Imaginative use of plants over arches, traditional fruit and vegetables laid out in terraces with ponds and an interesting collection of sundials. This is very much a practical and productive garden tended with great care and dedication.

Admission: Voluntary donation to charity

Directions: Through Carrigans village on Derry road. House on left, just outside village. Large stones outside gate.


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Opening Hours

2019: July and August (2pm-6pm) and any time by appointment


Dunmore House,

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