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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 gol…

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Ards Forest Park

A visit to Ards Forest Park will reward everyone at any time of the year. The park covers approximately 480 hectares (1200 acres) and includes a variety of habitats, among them sand dunes, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face and, of course, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. With such a variety of landscapes, it is possible to spend many hours exploring this wonderful park. The…

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Arranmore Island (Árainn Mhór)

There is a feeling of enchantment from the moment you step aboard the ferry at Burtonport. Arranmore Island or Árainn Mhór in Irish is wild and untamed and has a rich and vibrant heritage and culture and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Gaelic traditions are still thriving on the Arranmore Island and if you are looking for a real taste of island life, then this is definitely not to …

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Ballymacool Town Park

Children’s play area, astro-turf mini-pitch and multi-use games area, public toilets, sculptures, picnic areas, seating, ornamental gardens and walking trails.

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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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Bruckless House Gardens

Bruckless House, the home the Evans family, is an attractive 18th century Classical house. Listed nationally as a protected building, it has a traditional cobbled farmyard and is set in 18 acres of parkland.Bruckless House borders Bruckless Bay,and has a spacious informal award-winning garden of the Robinsonian kind. It features in the Donegal Garden Trail and in guides to Irish gardens. There …

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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 there…

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Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach

Carrickfinn Beach is an extensive sandy beach with sand dunes and is located close to the beautiful Annagry village, a Gaeltacht area where the visitor can engage in the culture and heritage of this unique region where Irish is still the main everyday language. Carrickfinn is a long stretch of white sand beach backed by extensive sand dunes. All around the bay are the characteristic machair gr…

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Cluain na dTor Nursery Garden

This is Donegal`s tropical garden, inspired and boldly experimental! Seamus is a keen plantsman, his garden specialising in plants tolerant of conditions by the seaside. Cluain na dTor meaning meadow of the shrubs is indeed an apt placename - shrubs as shelter and as ornamentals populate this garden with surrounding natural wildflower meadows. Awarded the Donegal Garden Trail Medal of Distinction …

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County Museum

Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of the Letterkenny Workhouse which opened in 1845. The Museum houses a substantial collection of artefacts relating to the history and heritage of County Donegal. The first floor exhibition tells the story of Donegal from Prehistory to the Twentieth Century. Temporary exhibitions covering a wide range of topics are h…

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Culdaff Blue Flag Beach

The stunning Culdaff Beach located on the Inishowen peninsula county Donegal in the north west of Ireland. Culdaff beach consists of a sandy beach with two rock outcrops at the south-east of the beach. These are exposed at times during the tidal phase during the day. The beach is contained to the west by sand dunes and to the north-west by the Culdaff River. Culdaff beach is popular with Surfers…

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Doe Castle

Doe Castle, a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan for almost 200 years, sits on the waterline of Sheephaven Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way off the R245 between Carrigart and Creeslough, Co. Donegal. The grounds are open all year around, but tours inside the Castle must be with a guide . Guided tours of the Castle are facilitated by local community group, Moving Mevagh Forward, daily during July an…

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