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Glencolmcille Folk Village

The Glencolmcille Folk Village is built in the form of a village in which each house is an exact replica of a dwelling used by the local people in each of the three successive centuries (18th, 19th 20th) and is equipped with the furniture, artifacts and utensils of its particular period

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Malin Head - Ireland’s Most Northerly Point

Ireland’s Most Northerly Point Malin Head has witnessed some of the worlds most significant events from the first telecommunication in Ireland at Lloyds Signal Tower, to the passing of the German Fleet at the end of World War 1. The Malin Head Coastline is rugged, unspoilt and spectacular. The area is steeped in history and folklore. Malin Head is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing…

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Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Heritage site with two restored water powered mills. The corn mill for stone grinding oats for porridge oatmeal and animal feeds and the flax mill, or scutch mill, for extracting the fibres from the flax plant. The site is open from the end of May until the end of September and guided tours are available. Admission is FREE.

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Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole complex is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country which has now given way to a more sophisticated, but usually far less fascinating technology. The visitor to Newmills can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the m…

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Sliabh Liag - Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs

Sliabh Liag - Europe’s Highest Sea Cliffs Sliabh Liag also known as Slieve League is one of County Donegal’s truly iconic visitor attractions. Situated on the south west coast of County Donegal, Sliabh Liag is said to be the one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe. A visit to Sliabh Liag will take your breathe away with its dramatic scenery, imposing cliff faces, and wild atla…

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St Patricks High Cross

The St. Patricks High Cross or Donagh Cross is one of the very early Christian crosses outside mainland Europe, dating back to the 7th Century. The stone belonged to an early Christian monastery founded by St. Patrick and can be found on the Church Road beside the Carndonagh Community School. This beautifully decorated Cross reflects a mixture of ancient Celtic art as well as Christian traditions …

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Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre

Nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way in the picturesque town of Ardara - one of the five designated heritage towns in County Donegal - you will find the hidden gem that is the Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre. The Centre offers all who visit a warm welcome and the opportunity to experience the history, skill, and craft that has gone into handweaving Donegal tweed for generations. In 1984, te…

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