Doon Ring Fort Donegal

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 very close to the coast and the drive to the lough is beautiful on the small back roads. The famous Kilclooney Dolmen is located nearby.

Doon fort

This stone fort, dating back to 3000BC, has walls standing about four and half metres high in places and 3.6 metres thick at the base. It covers the island almost completely. Within the fort are steps terraces and passages.

Denis's Cottage Ardara

Denis's Cottage Ardara

Denis’s Cottage is a restored farm cottage with a wonderfully tranquil location along a narrow winding road halfway between the Heritage town of Ardara and the coastal Town of Killybegs.

Teach Braini Ardara

Teach Braini Ardara

An Teach Braini is a luxury modern holiday home with a truly stunning setting close to the shores of Loughros Beg Bay 3 km outside the Heritage Town of Ardara.

The fort itself is on the land of a local farming family who until recent times used it as a walled garden. During the holiday season (summer) they have small boats available for hire to allow access to the island for a closer look.

The ancient ruins of Doon Fort is evidence that this area has been inhabited for many centuries. In 1909 a gold Lunula (a fine piece of decorative jewellery), dating from 1600BC approx., was found in the area between Doon Lough and Narin village. It was found by a man digging turf, who tossed it aside thinking it was from a coffin. That night at the Portnoo hotel he told of his find and a clergyman from Liverpool bought it from him for 30 shillings. It was brought to England and later returned to Ireland and is now on display at the National Museum in Dublin. A replica of this Lunula can be seen in the local Dolmen Centre.

O'Boyles Fort

According to local legend the O’Boyle family occupied the fort from the 10th to the 16th centuries. The last O’Boyle chieftain Conor O’Boyle was slain here at the fort in the year 1530 by a rival O’Boyle group.

Narin Blue Flag Beach

rin 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.

Country Markets in Donegal

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Cup of Tae Festival, Ardara

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Sheskinmore Nature Reserve

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Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Port Famine Village Donegal

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