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Towns & Regions in Donegal

Places to See

Donegal has abundance of spots to simply stop and take in the breathtaking views. And from top to bottom, it’s also home to wonderful towns and villages where you can make your base and really get under the skin of these close-knit communities.

Ardara Heritage Town

Ardara, one of the five designated heritage towns in Donegal, is situated in the beautiful south west region of Donegal. Close by is the Owenea River, where the salmon and trout fishing is widely regarded as one of the best in the country. Just outside the town is the spectacular Glengesh Pass on the road to Glencolumbkille. The town boasts top class blue flag beaches and a first rate links…

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Ballyshannon Heritage Town

Ballyshannon meaning The Mouth of Seannachs ford is stiuated at the mouth of the River Erne in south Donegal. The river Erne that flows through Ballyshannon marks the southern boundary of historic Tir Chonaill. Sites dating back to Neolithic times have been excavated in and around the town of Ballyshannon showing evidence of early human settlements Ballyshannon had long been an important stro…

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Discover Bundoran

Bundoran is proud to be the first Donegal stop on the Wild Atlantic Way’s Surf Coast – a route known for its spectacular scenery all along the entire western seaboard with south Donegal being no exception. Stand at the Tullan Strand Discovery Point and take in Donegal. Bay with views of Slieve League, Mullaghmore, Benbulben and the picturesque Dartry Mountains – and don’t forget while you’re ther…

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Donegal East

Donegal East - Explore the Valleys Donegal East is the perfect base from which to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route. Find the many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. These include the expansive Bluestack Mountains, one of Europes richest salmon fishing rivers, the 3,000 year-old Beltany Stone Circle, the beautiful flora of Oakfield Park and an 18-hole parkl…

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Donegal Town - Historic Town

DONEGAL TOWN – Dún na nGall – Fort of the Foreigners Donegal Town is an attractive vibrant town overlooking Donegal Bay with a backdrop of the Bluestack Mountains on the Wild Atlantic Way. Traditionally a Market Town with a Diamond at its centre it is easily accessible for visitors and locals to explore the abundance of shops, dining, cultural and heritage attractions, bars and entertainment s…

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Go Visit Inishowen

Inishowen, Co. Donegal is a place with spectacular beaches and mountain views, an abundance of historical sites, rich culture and some of the best golf courses in the world (Ballyliffin Golf Club recently hosted the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.) This is the point where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coast, at the very top of the island of Ireland, where you can visit Malin Head - …

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Experience beautiful Killybegs in County Donegal. With its shimmering waters and glorious coastline, this area is famous for its maritime culture.

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Go Visit Letterkenny - Heart of the Northwest Letterkenny is County Donegal’s largest town with a population of more than 19,000. It is in the heart of the Northwest and offers plenty for all types of holidaymakers. Combine the best of an urban experience with a Wild Atlantic Way Adventure when you base yourself in Letterkenny. Letterkenny has a large selection of the finest accommodation, …

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Moville Heritage Town

The picturesque town of Moville lies on the western banks of Lough Foyle, County Donegal, where the Bredagh River flows into the sea. The name Moville has two possible Gaelic origins, translated from Bun a Phobail, meaning ‘Foot of the Parish’ or Magh Bhile, meaning ‘Plain of the Ancient Tree’. Until the mid 18th century the area consisted of undeveloped agricultural land with the exception of a…

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Ramelton Heritage Town

Ramelton, one of the five designated Heritage Towns in Donegal, is a vibrant and visually stunning town, nestling on the slopes of the Lennon River. Its rich cultural heritage lends the town a distinctive visage with many well preserved Georgian buildings. According to archaelogical evidence thee have been settlements in the Ramelton area since the early Stone Age and there is evidence of a Vi…

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Raphoe Heritage Town

Raphoe is one of the five heritage towns in Donegal. It is also known by its Irish name Ráth Bhoth which means ‘Ringfort of the Huts’. The name is believed to have come from the huts that were built on the monastic settlement by St. Colmcille. (550AD). Raphoe is situated in the rich and fertile land of Laggan Valley near the Deele River. The town of Raphoe is a typical 17th Century plantatio…

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