Donegal Information: Ardara

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Narin Blue Flag Beach

Narin Beach

click to enlarge imgage Narin Blue Flag Beach is located close to the town of Glenties on the western coast of Donegal. This fine sandy beach is over two kilometres long. Inishkeel island is located approximately 250 metres from the … Continue reading

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Country Markets in Donegal

  Background to the Country Market Organisation Country Markets has been a co-operative business for over 60 years in Ireland. It is a national organisation with branch markets in most counties in the country. These indoor markets generally operate one … Continue reading

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Cup of Tae Festival, Ardara

Ardara Music Festival

The Cup of Tae Festival takes place annually in the Heritage Town of Ardara on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. It is one of the best and most popular traditional music festivals in the north west of Ireland. The festival … Continue reading

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Sheskinmore Nature Reserve

Sheskinmore Ardara

Sheskinmore Nature Reserve Sheskinmore refers to a large area of sand dunes, lake and marsh that lies between Kiltooris and Ballinreavy Strand, north west of Ardara, Co. Donegal. It is regarded as one of the most important Nature Reserves in … Continue reading

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Glencolmcille Folk Village

Glencolmcille Folk Museum

The Glencolmcille Folk Village is a reconstruction of the historic homes and dwellings of the Glencolmcille area in South West Donegal. In particular the buildings in this village are replicas of dwellings used by the local people in each of … Continue reading

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Port Famine Village Donegal

Abandoned Village of Port

Port Famine Village Donegal Port is an abandoned “Famine Village” located on the coast about 14 km north west of Glencolmcille in Co Donegal. It is also referred to as a “Ghost Village” or “The Deserted Village” – a reference … Continue reading

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Lough Doon Ring Fort Donegal

Doon fort

Lough Doon Ring Fort Donegal Doon Fort is an ancient ring fort on Doon Lough in the townland of Drumboghill which is 9km kilometres north of Ardara and not far from the coastal villages of Narin and Portnoo. It’s situated … Continue reading

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International Appalachian Trail, Donegal

International Appalachian Trail, Ireland

International Appalachian Trail, Donegal In 2011 Ireland was included in the ‘International Appalachian Trail’, an extension of the world-renowned walking route on the Canada/US border. The original trail stretches for 3,510km miles along the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine … Continue reading

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Kennedy of Ardara

Kennedy of Ardara

  Kennedy of Ardara – a brand that has been at the heart of Donegal knitwear for over 100 years. Kennedy of Ardara stocks the best in both traditional and contemporary Irish knitwear for men, women and children, all of … Continue reading

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The Owenea Fishery

The Owenea River

The River Owenea flows out of Lough Ea, in the western side of the Bluestack Mountains in south west Donegal. It runs for 20km following a western course past Glenties, into Loughrosmore Bay just north of Ardara. The Owenea is … Continue reading

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