DONEGAL'S GREATEST 'SHRINES'

 



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Ancient monument
4. St. Asicus's Grave
Shrine Four: in a league of his own. Tucked up the top of a hill on the outskirts of...(more)

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16. Grianan of Aileach
Shrine Sixteen: the forgotten dynasty. Grianan of Aileach, the stonehouse of the sun...(more)

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21. Beltony Stone Circle
Shrine Twenty one: saluting the Sun. Raphoe is the smallest cathedral city in Europe...(more)

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Angling
1. Drowes River
Shrine One: the angler's first salmon. Right on the border with Leitrim is the River...(more)

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Birdwatching
5. Na Cruacha Gorma
Shrine Five: all things bright and beautiful. One of the great ambassadors of the co...(more)

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Festival
2. Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival
Shrine Two: Hometown boy. It's hard to believe, but Rory died in 1995 aged 47 from c...(more)

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Historical
17. Lough Swilly from Dunree
Shrine Seventeen: the lost souls. Certain landscapes, such as the Boyne valley or Ki...(more)

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19. Malin Head
Shrine Nineteen: a parent's farewell. Ireland's most northerly point overlooks the c...(more)

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20. Amelia Earhart's Landing Spot
Shrine Twenty: when Inishowen became Paris. Pedants out there may note we're into an...(more)

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23. Famine Pot
Shrine Twenty three: the great hunger. From this pot were the impoverished locals fe...(more)

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Holy well
18. St. Eigne's Holy Well
Shrine Eighteen: All's well that ends well. At the top of Mamore, you should stop of...(more)

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Hotel
10. Viking House Hotel
Shrine Ten: the first son of Donegal. This is Donegal's version of Graceland with ma...(more)

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Island
13. Tory Island
Shrine Thirteen: sacred clay in the real kingdom. From the moment you see it for the...(more)

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24. Lough Derg
Shrine Twenty four: time out with a difference. Located on Station Island in the mid...(more)

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Literature
7. The Laurels
Shrine Seven: dance to the music of time. This is the actual house where Brian Friel...(more)

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Mountain
14. Mount Errigal
Shrine Forteen: I can see for miles and miles. In a land famed for its hills, there'...(more)

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Pilgrimage
6. St. Colmcille Annual Pilgrimage
Shrine Six: Tough station. St Colmcille brought Christianity to the north-west corne...(more)

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8. Inniskeel Island
Shrine Eight: For whom the bell tolls. The magical Island of Inniskeel is the seat o...(more)

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9. Kerrytown
Kerrytown Shrine Nine: a blessed encounter. For a considerable time in 1938, numerou...(more)

Category: Pilgrimage
15. Doon Rock
Shrine Fifteen: O'Donnell Abú. The O'Donnell clan ruled over most of Donegal, known ...(more)

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Sports
22. McCumhaill Park
Shrine Twenty two: the pride of all. There is nothing that unites the people of Done...(more)

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Surfing
3. Donegal Bay
Shrine Three: surf's up. Donegal Bay made the headlines recently for having a 20 met...(more)

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Trad music
11. Leo's Tavern
Shrine Eleven: it's a family affair. One of the most famous pubs in Donegal by virtu...(more)

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12. Teach Hudi Beag
Shrine Twelve: the genesis of 'ceol agus ol'. No visit to Ireland is complete withou...(more)

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Category: Trad music