Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Ballybofey, County Donegal (Bealach Féich - Fiach's Road) or alternatively Bailebo Fiach (bailebo - that area of land assessed for one cow as a yearly tax) and Stranorlar (Srath an Urláir - the place in the valley beside the river) are situated on the south and north banks of the River Finn respectively, and is sometimes referred to as the Finn Valley. The towns grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th centuries and are popular shopping and commercial centres for the people of the Finn Valley.
The woods around Drumboe are owned by Coillte (the Irish forestry management service) where there is a woodland walk.
The only inland 18-hole golf course in the county is an amenity shared by these two busy market towns. Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club is set among pleasant valleys which are backed by mountains.
Fishing is also available in the area and fishing rights are owned by the local angler's club.