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Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Letterkenny (Leitir Ceanainn in Irish) is the largest town in County Donegal, it is located on the River Swilly, approximately 56 kilometres (35 miles) north of Donegal Town and 32 kilometres (20 miles) west of Derry City in Northern Ireland. Its name is an anglicisation of the Irish language name, which, translated, means "The Hillside of the O'Cannons".
 
The Letterkenny Folk Festival brings together many European folk-dance teams every August. The Donegal Motor Rally takes place each June with Letterkenny as its base.

Recreational facilities at Letterkenny include golf (18), pitch and putt, tennis, squash, cinema and dancing. Salmon and trout fishing is available on nearby rivers and lakes. A leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam pool with plunge pool.

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

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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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

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

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

Wedding
Harvey's Point
Lough Eske, Co. Donegal
Blessed with one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations, on the shores of Lough Eske, the Gysling family’s hotel is in a setting reminiscent of their native Switzerland - a dramatic backdrop for those who opt to arrive by helicopter or ...
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