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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.

Gardens

Salthill Walled Garden - County Donegal
Salthill Walled Garden
Mountcharles, Co. Donegal
When Elizabeth Temple started to reclaim a 200 year old walled garden, she did the logical thing and started gardening near the door. Nothing remained in the walled acre except a greenhouse and some paths, and a new garden - rather than a restore ...
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Golf

Donegal Golf Club - Murvagh Donegal County Donegal ireland
Donegal Golf Club
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Course Type: Parkland
Donegal Golf Club at Murvagh, Co Donegal is an outstanding links golf course. Designed by the legendary course architect, Eddie Hackett, it is continually featured in Golf World's Top 100 courses in Ireland and Great Britain.
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Bruckless House Gate Lodge
Bruckless, Co. Donegal
The first gatelodge at Bruckless House was built in the eighteenth century, before the railway came to the area. When this iron road arrived, it passed through the site of this building of which there is now no trace. In the early 1900s, Thomas K ...
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What's On

Donegal Farmers Market - County Donegal
Donegal Town Farmers Market

The Diamond, Donegal Town, County Donegal

On: Third Saturday Each Month

Contact:



Jim McLoughlin - 087 973 0539

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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

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Castle Murray House Hotel
Dunkineely, Co. Donegal
Beautifully located overlooking the sea and the ruined castle from which it takes its name (and which is floodlit at night, making an atmospheric outlook from the restaurant), Martin and Marguerite Howley’s small hotel makes a superb wed ...
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