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Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a lively town that lies at the mouth of the river Erne in County Donegal. Just west of the town the Erne widens and its waters meander over a long sandy estuary. The northern bank of the river rises steeply away from the riverbank, while the southern bank is flat with a small cliff that runs parallel to the river.

Two handcrafted pottery industries Celtic Weave and Donegal Parian China, are situated here. Belleek Pottery is crafted just across the border in Northern Ireland. Abbey Assaroe, near the town, has a restored mill complete with waterwheels. The Abbey Centre has conference facilities. An amenity area, including a waterbus, is located on Assaroe Lake.

The Ballyshannon International Folk and Traditional Music Festival is celebrated each August.

Nearby Rossnowlagh Beach is a popular local surfing beach.

Gardens

Salthill Walled Garden - County Donegal
Salthill Walled Garden
Mountcharles, Co. Donegal
When Elizabeth Temple started to reclaim a 200 year old walled garden, she did the logical thing and started gardening near the door. Nothing remained in the walled acre except a greenhouse and some paths, and a new garden - rather than a restore ...
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Golf

Co Sligo Golf Clubhouse
County Sligo Golf Club
Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Course Type: Links
County Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known links courses in Ireland. It was founded in 1894 is situated at Rosses Point, a seaside village eight kilometres (5 miles) north west of Sligo town. The links are set out on one of th ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Bruckless House Gate Lodge
Bruckless, Co. Donegal
The first gatelodge at Bruckless House was built in the eighteenth century, before the railway came to the area. When this iron road arrived, it passed through the site of this building of which there is now no trace. In the early 1900s, Thomas K ...
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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

Donegal Castle - Donegal Town County Donegal Ireland
Donegal Castle
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, Donegal Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. For most of the last two centuries, the majority of the buildings lay in ruins but the castle wa ...
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Wedding Venues

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Castle Murray House Hotel
Dunkineely, Co. Donegal
Beautifully located overlooking the sea and the ruined castle from which it takes its name (and which is floodlit at night, making an atmospheric outlook from the restaurant), Martin and Marguerite Howley’s small hotel makes a superb wed ...
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