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Gola Island (Oileán Ghabhla)

The island of Gabhla (Gola) covers about one square mile (500 acres) and is situated about one mile from the pier at Machaire Gathlán, or two miles from the pier at An Bun Beag. The island is hilly on its west side, rising to 238 feet at Cnoc an Choillín and 212 feet at An Mhaol Mhór, and these hills shelter the houses that stretch in a ribbon along the east side. The census of 1841 recorded a…

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Inishbofin Island (Inis Bó Finne)

Inis Bó Finne - the island of the white cow is locted four miles from the village of An Fál Carrach (Falcarragh), or just two miles (a 10-minute boat trip) from the pier at Machaire Rabhartaigh (Magheraroarty). Covering 300 acres, it is a small island, the southern half of the island is fertile and was cultivated in the past in the traditional clachan and rundale manner, which involved communal…

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Inishfree Island (Inis Fraoigh)

Inis Fraoigh - meaning island of heather lies in the sheltered sea bay between Dungloe and Burtonport and is just a short boat trip from the pier at Burtonport The island is about one square mile in area and once held a thriving community of farmers and fishermen. Like many Irish islands, it has a long history of human settlement. In early Christian times it was controlled by Niall of the Nine …

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Inishirrer Island (Inis Oirthir)

It is as the name says, Island East, the ‘Eastern Island’. Inishirrer is a long, narrow island, about one mile long and one quarter of a mile wide. It is approximately one mile off the coast of Gweedore. The Inishirrer islanders are famous for their expertise in sailing, rowing and fishing. Activities include: walking, birdwatching, sea angling and fishing. Eolas / Information: Comharchuman…

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Inishkerragh (Inis Caorach)

Inishkerragh means ‘Sheep Island’. Originally from the Irish ‘Inis’ – ‘island’ and ‘caoragh’ – ‘sheep’, Inishkerragh is situated off the north west coast of Donegal, in the bay of Boylagh. It measures 650m by 300m and the highest point is 6.5m above sea level. Activities include: walking, birdwatching, sea angling and fishing. Eolas / Information: Comharchumann na nOileán Beag Tel: +353 …

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Iosas Centre & Celtic Prayer Garden

The IOSAS Centre is the Visitors Centre for the Celtic Prayer Garden. A DVD about the Celtic Prayer Garden can be viewed and the Centre contains a gift shop, coffee shop, a meeting / dining space for groups on retreat and for visitors, bathroom facilities and Manager’s Office. The gift shop stocks a variety of products as well as some hand-crafted work done by the residents and tutors of White Oa…

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Island Roy (Oileán Ruaidh)

Oileán Ruaidh (Island Roy) is a lowlying, gravel-based eminence of 100 acres. It has green fields, rocky shores with abundant growth of seaweed – used for healthy bathing – and the landscape has breathtaking views of Rossapenna’s sand-dunes, the surrounding Mulroy coastline and the Donegal hills. It is situated some three and a half miles from the mainland villages of Downings and Carrigart. It w…

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KILCAR CO. DONEGAL

Welcome to Kilcar. Located in a beautiful part of South-West Donegal, between Ireland’s premier fishing port of Killybegs and majestic Slieve League and the parish of Glencolmcille. To the north east we are separated from Ardara by the spectacular Glengesh Pass, one of the most photographed views in Ireland. Kilcar is the gateway to the Donegal Gaeltacht, situated between mountain and sea - a gre…

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Kilcar Tourism

Welcome to Kilcar. Located in a beautiful part of South-West Donegal, between Ireland’s premier fishing port of Killybegs and majestic Slieve League and the parish of Glencolmcille. To the north east we are separated from Ardara by the spectacular Glengesh Pass, one of the most photographed views in Ireland. Kilcar is the gateway to the Donegal Gaeltacht, situated between mountain and sea - a gre…

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Killahoey Blue Flag Beach

Killahoey Blue Flag Beach (Tra na Cille) is located close to the town of Dunfanaghy (Dun Fionnachaidh) on the northern coast of County Donegal. Killahoey beach consists of a sandy beach with a large inflowing estuary including a large mud flat at the east of the beach. The catchment area is an idyllic location for bird watching. It can be a windy beach due to its unsheltered location but it s…

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Leisureland, Redcastle

Childrens Indoor Fun Park - Large Play System with Ball Pool, Dodgems, Bumper Boats, Carousel, Shooting Gallery, Small Cars, Shop, Nibblers Cafe, etc.

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Letterkenny

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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Letterkenny Town Park

Children’s play areas, public toilets, sculpture trail, picnic areas, seating and walking trails.

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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, fis…

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Marble Hill Blue Flag Beach

Marble Hill Blue Flag Beach (Cnoc an Mharmair) is located close to the village of Portnablagh (Port na Bláiche) on the northern coast of County Donegal. It is located in Sheephaven Bay. Marble Hill beach consists of a sandy beach with two rock outcrops at the east of the beach. The beach is located in a rural area, rich in wildlife. The sand dunes that surround the beach are a great place for …

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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 n…

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Murvagh Blue Flag Beach

Murvagh (Murbhach) Blue Flag Beach is located close to the village of Laghey on the south western coast of County Donegal. Murvagh Beach is a long shallow beach. Behind the beach are sand dunes, designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), and beyond them lies the lovely Murvagh Forest, which has trails. This makes it an excellent destination for walking and exploring on a family day out…

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Narin/Portnoo Blue Flag Beach

Naran (Phort Nua) Blue Flag Beach Narin is a sheltered cove beach approximately 2km long on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Approximately 2km from Portnoo, 8km from Ardara or 10km from Glenties this impressive Blue Flag beach has safe waters for bathing and is attended by a lifeguard during the summer months. There are toilet facilities near the beach with ample parking also available. Local …

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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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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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