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Donegal, Co. Donegal

Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall or Fort of the Foreigners) is a thriving market town in County Donegal. Donegal town is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay and is overshadowed by the Bluestack Mountains.

Traditionally the largest employer in the town has been Magee of Donegal. They are internationally known for their fine tweed garments, some of which can be seen being woven by hand on small looms in the company's department store.

Recreations include swimming at several fine sandy beaches nearby, surfing,  sea and river fishing, golf (18) on a championship course at Murvagh, boating, pony-trekking and tennis. Donegal is also used as a base for hill-walking in the nearby Bluestack Mountains.

 

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

Lough Erne Golf Resort - Enniskillen County FErmanagh Northern Ireland
Lough Erne Golf Resort
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Course Type: Parkland
The Faldo Championship Course (7, 167 yards Par 72) is an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities, featuring 18 spectacular golf holes. Situated between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, 14 of the holes have Water in play, highlight ...
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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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