Donegal Information: Glenties

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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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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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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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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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Nancys Bar, Ardara

Nancys Bar and Restaurant

Nancys Bar, Ardara Nancy’s Bar is a genuine traditional Irish pub located in the Heritage Town of Ardara in South West Donegal. It is situated beside the bridge over the River Owentocker in the town centre. This lovely pub serves … Continue reading

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Fintown Railway

Donegal Railway

The Fintown Railway is the only operational railway in Co. Donegal.  Set amidst spectacular highland scenery overlooking Lough Finn, the railway (3 m/5km) is a restored section of the former County Donegal Railway. This setting prompted the famous international playwright … Continue reading

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The Bluestack Way Donegal

The Bluestack Way Donegal

The Bluestack Way Donegal – The Bluestack Way was formed in 1999 and is a 65km long walking route from Donegal Town to Ardara. The route crosses the Bluestack Mountains, with peaks of 600m but the Way rarely climbs above … Continue reading

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Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal

Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal

Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal – An exceptionally fine portal-tomb or dolmen, prominent on the skyline 1/4 mile to the east of the main road, 4 miles north-north-west of Ardara. It displays the classic features from which this type of monument derives … Continue reading

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Glenties Harvest Fair Festival

Glenties Harvest Fair Festival

Glenties Harvest Fair Festival – The Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is one of the highlights of the Donegal calendar every year and is normally held over a long weekend in early September. This traditional Irish event has been held for … Continue reading

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