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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
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

Ballyliffin Golf Clubhouse
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Links
Situated on the spectacularly beautiful Inishowen Peninsula, 40km from Derry City airport, lies one of Ireland's finest golf complexes. The exact date of origin of the game of Golf in the Ballyliffin area is difficult to pinpoint but by the middl ...
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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

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Tourist Attractions

Glenveagh National Park - Churchill Letterkenny County Donegal Ireland
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh, Co. Donegal
Glenveagh is the second largest national park in Ireland. The estate was established by John Adair, who became infamous for evicting 244 of his tenants and clearing the land so they would not spoil his view of the landscape. Adair's ambition was ...
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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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