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For an unrivalled heritage experience that will be remembered long after your holiday, Donegal is that special place. With our many Heritage Sites, Museums, Parks and Wildlife; we offer a tapestry of experiences, including an insight into our traditions and culture, music, song and dance, our written heritage, and the many examples of our built heritage.

Why not visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park and Castle. This national treasure has extensive gardens and grounds, extending to 16,000 hectares; with rare raised bog, lakes and woodland, the largest herd of red deer in the Ireland, and where the majestic Golden Eagle soars freely over the Derryveagh Mountains.

For those interested in our rich military history, why not visit the museum at Fort Dunree, in its magnificent setting on the cliff top at the entrance to Lough Swilly and 12km north of Buncrana. See the breathtaking Stone structure at Grianagh an Aileach, the seat of High Kings, at Burt.

In Donegal Town the castle built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century overlooks the Eske River. The restored castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Daily guided tours.

At Churchill the Glebe House & Gallery Regency House, 1828, is set in woodland gardens, decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art etc. The collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists; Picasso, Kokoshka as well as Irish and Italian artists.

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills, near Letterkenny, is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country. The visitor to Newmills can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the corn mill.

Parts of Donegal’s rich archaeological, literary and cultural heritage can be viewed while walking the many heritage and town trails. Many are signposted along the way with historical facts and folklore. The choice is yours: Coastal Walks, Looped Walks, Waymarked Ways, Heritage and Town Trails.

Our Irish language – Gaelic - is strong in the many Gaeltacht regions, particularly in West Donegal. There and throughout the county you will receive a warm welcome to music, song and dance sessions. You can visit the birthplace of Clannad, the Daniel O’Donnell Visitors Centre in Dungloe, or see the impressive sculpture of rock legend, Rory Gallagher, in Ballyshannon.

These are just a few of the many jewels that await you on your visit to Donegal, where it is really different.

Ionad Teampeall Croine
Dungloe
Disabled Access - Yes Toilet - Yes Refreshments No Reserved/unreserved seating - Unreserved Capacity - 90 Website - www.dungloe.net Directions - From Letterkenny direction through Fintown... More>>
Isaac Butt Heritage Centre
Ballybofey
Isaac Butt Heritage Centre Ireland West, Donegal, Ballybofey The Isaac Butt Heritage Centre opened it's doors to the public for the first time in August 1998 and was officially opened in July 1999 by Dr. James McDaid. The centre was dedicated to... More>>
Kilbarron Castle - Creevy Coastal Walk
Creevy
Kilbarron Castle is located on the beautiful, rugged, scenic Creevy Coastal Walk. This ancient monument is the homeplace of Brother Mícheal O Cleary, a chief of the Four Masters who wrote the first history of Ireland. More>>
Kilclooney Dolmen
Ardara
Kilclooney Dolmen marks the burial place of some V.I.P. of his time although folklore lends it and all the other dolmens in the country more romantic connotations, associating them with the meeting places of the eloped couple Diarmaid and Grannia.... More>>
Killaghtee Old Church and Heritage Site
Dunkineely
This church and cemetary are great for picture taking and having a picnic. You will be surrounded by the most wonderful stonework. Named after the Parish of Killaghtee, where it is located, the church is listed as one of Ireland's official Heritage... More>>
Killybegs
Killybegs
Killybegs and the surrounding area has a large number of sites of archaeological and historical interest including Neolithic Tombs and the many mass rocks dating back to the penal times of the 17th century. In 1999 the Croaghlin Mass Rock was... More>>
Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre
Killybegs
Situated at the Carpet factory building in Killybegs. It offers an fascinating audio visual insight into the history of the fishing and the famous hand-knotting carpets also home to the longest handknotting loom in the world. Enjoy a hands on audio... More>>
Lough Derg Heritage Centre
Pettigo
The Lough Derg Centre, a heritage centre located on Main Street, Pettigo, encourages the visitor to explore the Celtic origins of St Patrick's Purgatory, Lough Derg. This archaic sanctuary which so fascinated the medieval world that it drew... More>>
Lough Doon
Portnoo
Lough Doon Ring Fort is located on a small island in Lough Doon off the Portnoo to Rosbeg Road. It is an impressive 4.8m high walled enclosure, covering the small island completely, traditionally built 1000BC. During the holiday season (summer)... More>>
Mongavlin Castle, St Johnston
Letterkenny
The remains of the keep of Mongavlin Castle can still be seen on the banks of the River Foyle. This was once the home of Ineen Dubh, mother of the famous Red Hugh O’Donnell, Chief of Tirconaill. There is a fascinating local tradition that following... More>>

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