Glencombcille / Glencolumbkille
Glencolumbkille - sometimes also called Glencombcille - is a small village on the westcoast, maybe 30 Km west of Donegal town.
In this small village you will see plenty of " Ogham-stones " of the celtic times.
The exact purpose of these stones is unknown, but all of them show unique patterns and you will find them ( 1-2 meters high ) at many places inside the town and in the surrounding areas. There is also an interesting village-museum consisting of old Irish farmhouses in Glencombcille / Glencolumbkille
Kilclooney Dolmen, Ardara
N56, between Ardara and Kilclooney. Ancient dolmens in a farmer's field. If you love old, I mean really old. You must stop and check these out. One has collapsed but the other looks like a giant turtle sleeping in the sun or rain, depending on the weather.
Fintown....tucked away in the Blue Stack Mts.
Fintown.....is a village tucked away in the central mountain area of the Blue Stack Mts. It is remote to say the least. Sheep herding industry is concentrated here and also forest restoration. A couple of lumber mills.
Lough Finn is a lovely lake.............as also Lough Muck, which is where we rented a typical white cottage.
I enjoyed the area.........especially the Pub "The Dancing House" Ceili House. And the bar tender Josey McGlinn. Great music.
donegal is a pleasant market town about 60 miles southwest of derry/ londonderry on N15. the name donegal means fort of the foreigners due to a viking outpost that was once there. in the center of the town is a square called the diamond, from this square all of the attractions of donegal are within walking distance. the two main attractions of donegal are the donegal castle and donegal abbey. donegal hosts a number of good restaurants and pubs.
Donegal, Ireland. The forgotten county.
Ireland is a magical place to live and to visit, whether you choose Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland you will enjoy yourself.
Welcome. I would like to dedicate this site to my home county of Donegal, situated in the NorthWest corner of the isleand of Ireland.
Photo: Meenlaragh with Hornhead in the distance.
Donegal itself IS "off the beaten track".
I am always awe-struck when I take a drive around the coast. Every corner turned is another magnificent view.
I would be hard pushed to choose ONE in particular, there are SO many.
Yes, Donegal is a long drive, but thats why its the best kept secret.
If you have any questions please e-mail and I'll help you in any way I can.
If you're looking for the Irish tourist information site on Donegal, the address "http://www.northwestireland.travel.ie/donegal/"
Or for Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo.
For the full Festival Programme this year check out:
"http://www.maryfromdungloe.info">Mary From Dungloe International Festival 2004
Donegal "Fleadh Ceoil" will be held in Dungloe this year. (That's "Traditional Irish music festival")
It takes place on the weekend of the 10th May.
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Bunbeg, Gweedore, Co. Donegal.
View from Falcarragh with Tory Island in the distance.