Ardara, Co. Donegal
Ardara (Irish: Ard an Rátha) is an attractive, small town set in a wide valley where the Owentocher River enters Loughros More Bay in County Donegal. Over recent years the town has seen some great growth with a lot of the pubs and shops being renovated. Some of the main scenic points near the town are the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point.
It is an important centre for the manufacture of Donegal homespun tweeds, and many are engaged also in other crafts such as hand-knitting, hosiery and hand-embroidery. Visitors may see these articles being made.
There are many brown trout lakes in the area. Discover the nearby caves of Maghera or walk in the magnificent Glengesh Pass.
The town hosts the annual "Cup of Tae" traditional music festival each May.