Holiday Cottages, Glenties

Glenties, Donegal

The village of Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland's Tidy Towns competition. Located in the heart of the Donegal Mountains, at the meeting point of the two glens on the northwest edge of the Blue Stack Mountains, it is the largest centre of population in the Parish of Inniskeel. Surrounded by majestic mountains on three sides, the western side of the valley opens out into the Atlantic Ocean. With its abundance of trees and bushes, contrasting sharply with the treeless mountains of the approaches, the town has been described as an oasis. All around the glens and mountains are scenic walks and drives which tempt the visitor into exploration by car, bicycle or foot. Along the rugged coast are bays, beaches and beautiful coastal scenery.

The outstanding scenery around Glenties provides a popular location for film and TV producers. The Hanging Gale was filmed here and most recently Dancing at Lughnasa in which Meryl Streep plays the leading role is based in the town. She also attended the premiere of the film in Glenties. This part of Donegal has always been noted for its strong tradition of Irish music and Glenties has a flourishing traditional music school which is constantly turning out a new generation of musicians. To experience this tradition at its best, visit the town on the first weekend of October when the "Fiddlers Weekend" attracts fiddlers from many parts of Ireland and around the world.

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Holiday Properties in Glenties