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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

The 6th
Rosapenna Golf Links
Downings, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Links
In the shadow of spectacularly rugged mountains, Rosapenna GC first came into being in 1893 on a sheltered site on the Rossgull Peninsula. That was after Lord Leitrim had employed Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews to lay out a nine-hole course " ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Strabane Farmers Market - Origin - Co Tyrone - Last Saturday Each Month
 Strabane Origin Farmers Market - Last Saturday of month 10am - 2pm

The Score Centre, Dock Rd, Strabane, Co Tyrone BT82 8EE

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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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