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Attractions Letterkenny Ireland

Ardara Heritage Centre - Ardara

Located at Ardara, it tells the story of Donegal tweed from the shearing of sheep to the manufacture of the woven cloth. Weavers at work show how a loom operates and the different stitches which make up Aran knitwear can be examined.

Bundoran Waterworld - Bundoran

With an indoor swimming and spectator area. There is also an outdoor adventure playground and award winning leisure facilities. Great famility facility.

Colmcille Heritage Centre - Gartan

Located at Gartan, Churchill, Letterkenny, this centre houses a unique interpretative exhibition featuring the life and times of Saint Colmcille (Columba) - Patriarch of the Irish monastic system and founder of the Scottish Church. The exhibition is housed in a beautiful stone building on the shores of Lough Gartan, within the Derryveagh mountain range.

Colmcille Monastry on Tory Island - Tory Island

For a thousand years the monastery founded by Colmcille flourished until sacked by the Elizabethans. The ruins are mostly in the west of Tory. Of the five churches recorded in the middle ages only the ruins of one remain. Cursing stones were used to keep out tax collectors. Access to the island by ferry from Magheraroarty, Bunbeg and Portnablagh.

Donegal Castle - Donegal

Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family.