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Carndonagh, Co. Donegal

Carndonagh (Irish: Carn Domhnach) is a town near Malin Head - the most northerly tip of Ireland - 3km (2 miles) from the head of Trawbreaga Bay on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal.

Carndonagh is laid out around an attractively landscaped central square and is the main market town on the peninsula and is the site of the Donagh Cross, which belonged to an early Christian monastery founded by St. Patrick for Bishop Mac Cairthen, brother of the bishop of Clogher.

The chief glory of the town is the famous Donagh or St Patrick's Cross. It has been dated to the 7th century which would make it one of the very early Christian crosses outside mainland Europe. The cross is 11 ft. 6 inches in height and is regarded as one of the finest examples in Ireland of low relief carving reianing from ancient times. A few feet from the cross are two pillar stones each carved on all sides.

Just outside the town on the Ballyliffin road you may enjoy a forest walk and picnic in one of Ireland's few remaining natural woods, with its oakwood, birch, rowan, hazel, willow and holly. This fine stand of old oakwood is classified as an area of regional importance.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

Portsalon Clubhouse
Portsalon Golf Club
Fanad, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Links
Port Salon golf club is located towards Ireland's most northerly point and is surrounded by the wild atlantic ocean. This area is amongst Europe's windiest, and within this wind swept beauty lies one of Ireland's biggest golfing secrets. Port Sal ...
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There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

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Walled City Market - Derry - 1st Saturday each month
1st Saturday each month, 10am-4pm

The market offers a range of speciality goods, crafts and food from a variety of stalls.

Location

Centre of Derry

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Tourist Attractions

Tower Museum - Derry City County Londonderry Northern Ireland
Tower Museum
Londonderry, Co. Londonderry
The Tower Museum is an award winning museum with permanent exhibitions that include The Story of Derry exhibition and the An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition. However throughout the year the museum also plays host to a r ...
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Wedding Venues

Rathmullan House - County Donegal Wedding Venue - Set Up
Rathmullan House
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Donegal has an other-worldliness that is increasingly hard to capture and, although recently extended, the Wheeler family’s gracious early nineteenth century house - set in lovely gardens on the shores of Lough Swilly - retains a laid-back ...
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