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Heritage

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.

St.Patricks Highcross
Carndonagh
Saint Patrick's Cross, Carndonagh, Inishowen, Co Donegal Saint Patrick's cross is situated in the beautiful town of Carndonagh.There are many beautiful views in and around the Carndonagh area including this one of The Mintiaghs Lough on the Buncrana... More>>
Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann
Gortahork
This is the birth place of Mickey McGowan, the author of "Rotha Mor an tSaoil" (The Hard Road to Klondike). A 17th century thatched cottage situated on the main route from Gortahork to Bloody Foreland, it is close too to the ferry point for... More>>
The Cairn Visitor Centre
Greencastle
From the Celts to the Vikings, from the Great Famine to the recent past, the story of our heritage is brought to life through story, scenes and lighting. See how the countryside has changed over the centuries. Facilities include: Yesterday in... More>>
The Flough cottage
Muff
The Flough athentic Irish cottage outside Muff is open during the summer season. Visitors can enjoy tea with homemade scones and apple tart. Activities on offer include spinning, rope twisting, corn fiddle, baking scones over an open fire, singing,... More>>
The Old Meeting House
Ramelton
The Old Meetinghouse is the first permanent structure erected by the Presbyterian congregation in Ramelton. It was the building in which Rev Francis Makemie from Fanad worshipped as a youth. More>>
The Workers
Letterkenny
Artist Name: Maurice Harron Title: The Workers Year of Installation: 2001 Details of Commissions: Per Cent for Art commission by direct invitation. Size: 8ft figures on 16ft stone arch Medium: Stainless Steel... More>>
Tullyarvan Mill
Buncrana
Tullyarvan Mill Community Enterprise, Conference, and Cultural Centre. Is a beautifully restored 18th Century Corn Mill. It hosts many events of an Artistic, Music, and Cultural nature throughout the year. Many groups, and associations hire the... More>>
Vintage Car Museum
Buncrana
Take a journey back to days gone by, to a different era in time that is sure to be of interest to all. See a collection of Vintage and Classic Cars, Victorian Bicycles, Model Car and Model Railway collections and other items of historical transport... More>>
Workhouse Dunfanaghy
Dunfanaghy
Disabled Access - Yes Toilet - Yes Refreshments Yes Reserved/unreserved seating - Unreserved Capacity - 40 Directions - From Letterkenny direction, drive through Dunfanaghy village and once outside the village the Workhouse is on your right hand... More>>

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