Ramelton, Co. Donegal

Ramelton (Gaelic: Ráth Mealtain) is a picturesque heritage town situated at the mouth of the River Lennon, 11km (6.5 miles) north of Letterkenny and 4km (2.5 miles) east of Milford on the western shores of Lough Swilly in County Donegal. The town is named from Ráth Mealtain, 'the fort of Mealtan', an early Irish chieftain. The fort is said to lie under the ruins of a medieval castle of the O'Donnells, the ruling family of West Donegal before their exile to Europe in 1607.

Lovely riverside walks, an ancient stone bridge and handsome houses will encourage you to stop. It is a planned village of 17th century origins.

The town has hosted the Lennon Festival since 1970. It is the birthplace of Francis Makemie, often referred to as the founder of Presbyterianism in the United States; the great Glasgow Celtic footballer Patsy Gallacher, and All Blacks captain Dave Gallaher.

There is an old Meeting House in the village where Makemie preached that now contains a library and a genealogical centre.

Gardens

Glenveagh Castle Gardens - County Donegal Ireland
Glenveagh Castle Gardens
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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 ...

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 ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Guildhall Country Fair - Derry
Guildhall Country Fair is held in Derry on the last Saturday each month

Contact:



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Tourist Attractions

Tower Museum - Derry City County Londonderry Northern Ireland
Tower Museum
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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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