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The Rosses

More than 100 lakes invite you for a successful fishing holiday or walking and biking fun.

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The Rosses (official name: Na Rosa or Na Rosann,) is a geographical and social region in the west of County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in Ireland. Defined by physical boundaries in the form of rivers, as well as history and language use, the area has a distinctive identity, separate from the rest of Donegal. The extensive region lies between the parish of Gweedore to the north and the town of Glenties to the south. A large part of the Rosses is in the Gaeltacht, which means that Irish is the spoken language.

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St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre, Glenties

St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre, Glenties is a treasure trove of local history.
The Heritage centre is named after St. Connell Caol who, in the 6th century, founded a monastic settlement on Inniskeel Island, north of Portnoo near Glenties. The Museum includes the prison cells of the late 19th century Courthouse and has many artefacts pertaining to the famine in South West Donegal. The Museum is open throughout the year and guides are available. Tel. (+353)75 51277.

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Distance: 13,8 km

Kilclooney dolmen

Text from: http://www.dolmencentre.com/archaeology.html

Kilclooney Dolmen is a Portal Tomb built more than 4000 years ago. It is a fine example of the oldest kind of monument found in Northwest Europe, so it is much older than Stonehenge. Other impressive examples of Portal Tombs are found in this vicinity.

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Distance: 20,4 km

Glenveagh National Park and Castle

Glenveagh, Co. Donegal
Some 16,540 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer. A Scottish style castle is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland, which contrast with the rugged surroundings. The Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and audio

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Distance: 22,5 km

Arranmore Island

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Arranmore (Árainn Mhór) is an island of seven square miles situated just three miles off the coast of Donegal. The car ferry en route from the mainland port of Ailt an Chorráin ( Burtonport ) passes between a cluster of smaller islands on its swift twenty-minute crossing.

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Distance: 28,8 km

Mount Erigal

Donegal’s highest mountain is a famous place for climbing and walking. Surrounded from lakes and a very nice chapel it’s a unforgettable place to stay.

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Distance: 35,9 km

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole complex is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country which has now given way to a more sophisticated, but usually far less fascinating

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Distance: 40,2 km

Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle, also known as O'Donnell's Castle, was built on the banks of the River Eske by Hugh Roe O'Donnell in 1474. The castle was passed down from generation to generation until eventually it was given up to the guardianship of the Office of Public Works in 1898.

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Distance: 43,7 km

County Donegal Railway Restoration Ltd

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Distance: 43,8 km

Cleann Cholm Cille / Glencolmcille

An Cláchán Folk Village Museum is located in Southwest Donegal and is easily accessibile by road via Donegal Town, and by air via Donegal Airport, Carrickfin.

If you require additional informatione about the Folk Village, please contact by Telephone: 074-9730017 Fax: 074-9730334 or email at folkvillage@eircom.net or visit the website Glen Folk Village

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Distance: 48,9 km

Slieve League/Carrigan Head/Teelin

The highest Cliffs in Europe are located near Teelin called Slieve League. On a nice clearly day you will never forget this fantastic view.

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Distance: 52,9 km

Ben Bulben

Ben Bulben, sometimes spelt Benbulben or Benbulbin (from the Irish: Binn Ghulbain), is a large rock formation in County Sligo, Ireland. It is part of the Dartry Mountains, an area sometimes called "Yeats Country"

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Distance: 101 km