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Donegal East

Scenic Route 4

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Touring Highlights

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

Game Angling Centre
McElhinneys Department Store
Drumboe Woods
Finn Valley Leisure Centre
Tourist Information Point at The BASE Enterprise Centre


KILLYGORDON
Excellent stretch of the River Finn above and below Killygordon Bridge.

Amenity Area


CONVOY
A small village east of Letterkenny.

Mullinagarry Woods and Steeple Tower


CASTLEFINN
Lying south-west of Lifford, this village is set among the gentle hills and fertile land of east Donegal.

Amenity Area
CPI Centre
Whitehouse Garden


LIFFORD
For centuries, Lifford has been the gateway to Donegal, set in rich archeological hinterland.

Lifford Old Courthouse - witness re-enactments of the famous cases such as the Napper Tandy Trial and the Lord Leitrim Murder;
Exlipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane - 4 screen cinema;
Cavanacor Gallery;
Lifford Greyhound Stadium;


RAPHOE
Heritage Town of Raphoe is set in rich farming country, with lush hedges and low hills capped with heather and gorse, with its triangular 'Diamond' is a typical 17th century plantation town.

Beltany Stone Circle - sixty-four of the original eigthy stones remain;
St. Eunan's Cathedral - an ancient building, which stands on an even more ancient site;
Mongorry Forest;
Oakfield Park
Rós Ban Wildlife Garden


CARRIGANS
A picturesque village, former centre of a major flax and linen producing area.

Monreagh Heritage Centre - educates visitors about some of the most important chapters in Ulster Scots - Scots Irish History;
Dunmore Gardens - overlooking the River Foyle with its beautiful landscapes the house boasts some exquisite gardens


BURT
Grianán Aileach - Stone Fort. Thisfor ot temple dates back to 1,700 BC as a temple to the pre-Celt God -Dagda. This place is also closely associated with Niall of the Nine Hostages, two of whose three sons, Conall and Eoghan, give their name to the areas of County Donegal we know as Tirconnall and Inishowen.

Burt Castle - this castle which was one of the clan O'Dochartaigh's strongholds in Inishowen and is one fo the best known of all our castles lying near the main Derry to Letterkenny road;
Old Church Visitor Centre;


BRIDGEND
Start of the Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive

BURNFOOT
Burnfoot is a small village on the Inis Eoghain 100 Drive. From there you can access the nature reserve in Inch Island.

INCH ISLAND
Situated on the southwest corner of Inishowen, lies Inch Island. While the name of the place is Inch Island, it is in fact attached to the mainland by a wide causeway. It is an excellent place for birdwatching.

Inch Wildfowl Reserve: www.inchwildfowlreserve.ie

Further details also available on the Donegal East website:
www.donegaleast.ie
 

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