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Ardara to the Bluestacks

Scenic Route 2

 

Touring Highlights

Image © Donegal County Council

ARDARA
Heritage Town and a major centre for the manufacture of hand-woven tweed.

Donegal Designer Makers Shop
Sandfield Pitch & Putt
Stephen Bennett Artist - a professional fine art painter 
Triona Design - family run shop specialising in Donegal Tweeds


ROSBEG
A lovely resort village and an angling centre boasting a couple of fine sandy beaches.

Kiltorris Lough
Sawros Bay Beach


NARIN / PORTNOO
An ideal spot for golfing and fishing with an 18-hole gold course and numerous lakes and rivers on the doorstep. The area also boasts dolmen centre. Twin resort towns with magnificent beach.

Blue Flag Beach
Narin / Portnoo Golf Club

Wild Atlantic Way Discover Point - Portnoo

KILCLOONEY
There are a number of megalithic sites notably the Kilclooney Dolmen located here, including two portal tombs and the remains of a court tomb. On the east of the lane behind the Kilclooney church lies this magnificent site composed by two dolmens within the remains of a 25m (82ft) long cairn.

Dolmen Centre - provides a new experience for visitors to the area with a Field Study Room containing displays, an Activity Room for sports, a multi-functional hall, a Tourist Information Point and a craft shop.


GLENTIES
Glenties is the most prolific winner of the National Tidy Towns competition. This is a town which is set against a backdrop of beautiful mountain scenery.

St. Conal's Museum - fascinating local history records


FINTOWN
A small village overlooking a lovely lake in the valley of the River Finn. 

Fintown Railway - the only operational gauge railway in Donegal, you can enjoy a four mile return trip that will take you alongside Lough Finn


BALLYBOFEY & STRANORLAR (TWIN TOWNS)
Situated on the banks of the River Finn, these twin villages are linked by an arched bridge and are popular with anglers, golfers and shoppers alike.

Balor Arts Centre
McElhinneys Department Store
Drumboe Woods


BARNESMORE GAP
The mountains of Barnesmore and Croaghconnellagh stand like lofty sentinels each side of this impressive gateway between northern and southern Donegal.

Scenic Drive
Parking & Picnic Area


LOUGH ESKE
Lough Eske is a few miles to the north of Donegal Town and is surrounded by the majestic Bluestack Mountains. Follow the Lough Eske drive, try some trout angling.

Ard na Mona Wood Nature Reserve
The Famine Pot
Scenic Loop Drive

 

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