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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.

Gardens

Glenveagh Castle Gardens - County Donegal Ireland
Glenveagh Castle Gardens
Glenveagh, Co. Donegal
The more improbable the location the more exotic a garden seems, like some silken tent pitched in a savage wilderness. There could hardly be more Gothic setting for Glenveagh Castle than the wild vastness of Lough Veagh. The isolated ice age vall ...
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Golf

Donegal Golf Club - Murvagh Donegal County Donegal ireland
Donegal Golf Club
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Parkland
Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh, Co Donegal is an outstanding links golf course. Designed by the legendary course architect, Eddie Hackett, it is continually featured in Golf World's Top 100 courses in Ireland and Great Britain.
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Donegal Farmers Market - County Donegal
Donegal Town Farmers Market

The Diamond, Donegal Town, County Donegal

On: Third Saturday Each Month

Contact:



Jim McLoughlin - 087 973 0539

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Tourist Attractions

Glebe House & Gallery - The Derek Hill Collection - Churchill Letterkenny County Donegal Ireland
Glebe House & Gallery - The Derek Hill Collection
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Regency House built in 1828 that is set in woodland gardens, decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art etc. The English portrait and landscape painter Derek Hill lived and worked there from 1954 until he presented the house ...
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Wedding Venues

Castle Grove Country House Hotel - Wedding Venue - Letterkenny County Donegal Ireland
Castle Grove Country House Hotel
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Parkland designed by “Capability” Brown in the mid 18th-century creates a wonderful setting for Raymond and Mary Sweeney’s lovely Georgian country house overlooking the lough. The atmosphere is more country house than hotel and ...
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