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 ...

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:



Shona Campbell. Number: +44 (0)287 137 6706 Email: shona.campbell@de ...

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 ...

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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