Donegal's arts and heritage
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Location County Donegal, Ireland # Locations 83
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Description Every arts centre, museum and theatre you'll want to see and visit in the vast county of Donegal can now be found on your GPS device. With Donegal's best cultural attractions, you can now help make your trip to Donegal a success. We've also included the best festivals in the county. We have the information on all of the essential places and details you'll need. Donegal has a wealth of talent beyond its famous musicians - enjoy all the innovative fun festivals put together by its hard working volunteers and buy plenty of gifts by our artists - a great memento of the place until you return again. We are delighted to recommend kokodesigns as must go to studio if near the picturesque town of Ramelton. NOTE: Please note that the tour is subject to acceptance of our Licence
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Arts & crafts
Aislainn Community Centre
This busy community centre is the place to go if looking for information on heritage,...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Community Centre Kilcar, Lower Main Street, Kilcar.
Phone: +353749738376
Lat: 54.632261 Lon: -8.59456
Ballagh Studios
Tim welcomes enquiries from gallery owners, authors, publishers, art collectors and o...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Ballagh Studio outside Malin village
Phone: +353749370684
Email: ballaghstudio@eircom.net
URL: www.timstampton.com/contact.html
Lat: 55.314347 Lon: -7.289944
Belleek Pottery
Established in 1857 Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and co...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
3 Main Street Belleek
Phone: +442868658501
Email: customerservices@belleek.ie
URL: www.belleek.ie
Lat: 54.47936 Lon: -8.09375
Cyndi Graham handweaving
Cyndi Graham Handweaving offers a range of textiles and accessories made in the works...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
St John's Point, Dunkineely, Co. Donegal
Phone: +353864019307
Email: cyndigraham@ymail.com
Lat: 54.600934 Lon: -8.390422
Donegal Craft Village
Meet the artists in their workshops and treat yourself to the many items on offer for...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Ardchicken, outside of Donegal Town
Phone: +353749722225
URL: donegalcraftvillage.com/
Lat: 54.64067 Lon: -8.11495
Donegal Design Makers
Welcome to a selection of work by 25 makers from across the county of Donegal. From b...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Countywide!
Email: info@donegaldesignermakers.com.
URL: www.donegaldesignermakers...
Lat: 54.854478 Lon: -8.047485
Eddie Doherty
Doherty is the real McCoy. His weaving skills have been passed on from generations an...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Front Street, Ardara, l
Phone: +353749541304
Email: edandev@eircom.net
URL: www.handwoventweed.com
Lat: 54.762741 Lon: -8.41203
Edel MacBride
Visit Edel MacBride for original quality knitwear made on site from locally sourced m...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
(Look out for the sign on the left coming from Stranorlar) Killynure, South of Convoy
Phone: +353749147508
Email: info@edelmacbride.com
URL: www.edelmacbride.com/
Lat: 54.845805 Lon: -7.716007
Forget-me-not
Caroline Timony's got a great eye, two in fact, for detail. This shop will offer the ...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
The Diamond, Donegal Town
Phone: +3537421168
Email: carolinetimony@donegaltown.com
URL: www.forgetmenot.ie
Lat: 54.65394 Lon: -8.109887
Glendowen Craft Studio
Non member.

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Meentagh Glen, Clonmany, Co.Donegal.
Phone: +353749376265
Alt Phone: +353879806948
Email: ann@glendowen.com
URL: www.glendowen.com/
Lat: 55.234691 Lon: -7.39823
Hannah Mc Guinness
Hannah Mc Guinness is a jewellery designer/maker who produces contemporary one-off an...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Main Street, Glenties, Co Donegal
Phone: +353749551036
Alt Phone: +353872971455
Email: hannahmcguinness@gmail.com
Lat: 54.797422 Lon: -8.283455
Kennedy of Ardara
Acclaimed Irish Knitwear store Kennedy of Ardara, is a brand that has been at the hea...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Front Street, Ardara,
Phone: +353749541106
Fax: +353749541381
Email: info@kennedyirishsweaters.com
URL: kennedyirishsweaters.com/
Lat: 54.764187 Lon: -8.410581
McAuliffe's
There is a vast range of Irish Fashions, Knitwear, Handcrafts, Pottery, Jewellery, Bo...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Main street, Dunfanaghy
Phone: +353749136135
Lat: 55.183311 Lon: -7.97028
McNutt's Donegal Woolen Mill
Just by the pier in Downings, fine fabrics are on offer with a coffee shop next door ...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Donegal Woollen Mill, The Pier, Downings, Co. Donegal
Phone: +353749155662
Email: william@bdmcnutt.iol.ie
URL: www.donegalwoollenmill.com/
Lat: 55.191331 Lon: -7.84416
Mountcharles pottery
Just off the N56 in the picturesque village of Mountcharles, you'll find these handcr...(more)

Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Lower Main street, Mountcharles.
Phone: +353876430037
Email: stephennolanpotter@gmail.com
URL: http://mountcharlespottery.com
Lat: 54.645582 Lon: -8.195457
Seoirse O'Dochartaigh
Carndonagh-based multitalented artist who can paint, produce, perform and even help y...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Carndonagh library
Email: Seoirse O Dochartaigh
URL: www.seoirse.com/
Lat: 55.252658 Lon: -7.261019
Triona Design
Look out for the waggish owner Denis who will give you tourist information as well as...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Main street, Ardara.
Phone: +3537541422
Email: info@trionadesign.com
URL: www.trionadesign.com/
Lat: 54.762401 Lon: -8.41808
Koko Designs Studio
Kokodesigns is the working studio of textile artist Karen O'Kane which is open to the...(more)

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Category: Arts & crafts
Address:
Glen Lower Ramelton
Phone: +353749152418
Email: karen@kokodesigns.ie
URL: kokodesigns.ie/home/
Lat: 55.040854 Lon: -7.674197
Attractions
Doagh Famine Village
This hidden gem is a reconstructed village with great attention to detail. Your affab...(more)

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Category: Attractions
Phone: +353749378078
Email: info@doaghfaminevillage.com
URL: www.doaghfaminevillage.com
Lat: 55.309023 Lon: -7.335756
Four Masters Obelisk
The impressive Mountcharles sandstone monument in the centre of the town was erected ...(more)

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Category: Attractions
Lat: 54.653813 Lon: -8.110399
Grianan of Aileach
Grianan of Aileach, the stonehouse of the sun. According to legend, it was built by D...(more)

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Category: Attractions
Address:
Carrowreagh, Near Burt.
URL: www.discoverireland.ie/Ar...
Lat: 55.02526 Lon: -7.424698
Magee of Donegal
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Category: Attractions
Address:
The Diamond, Donegal Town.
Phone: +353749722660
Email: customerservices@mageeireland.com
URL: www.mageeireland.com/donegal.html
Lat: 54.653931 Lon: -8.10956
Oakfield Park
Oakfield Park is an eighteenth century Georgian Deanery, which has won national award...(more)

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Category: Attractions
Address:
Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe.
Phone: +353749173068
Email: info@oakfieldpark.com
URL: www.oakfieldpark.com
Lat: 54.877014 Lon: -7.574654
Slieve League Cultural Centre
A cultural tourism centre dedicated to art, crafts, food, archaeology, heritage & hil...(more)

Category: Attractions
Lat: 54.634555 Lon: -8.64624
The Old Abbey
With great views of Donegal bay, this was the former site of the old abbey of the Fra...(more)

Category: Attractions
Lat: 54.650911 Lon: -8.11476
Castle
Doe Castle
Doe Castle is located near Creeslough. It was the seat of the Mac Sweeney family who ...(more)

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Category: Castle
Lat: 55.13463 Lon: -7.8653
Donegal Castle
For most of the last two hundred years, the majority of Donegal Castle lay sadly in r...(more)

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Category: Castle
Address:
Tirchonaill Street, Donegal Town
Phone: +353749722405
Email: donegalcastle@opw.ie
URL: www.heritageireland.ie/en...
Lat: 54.654581 Lon: -8.110807
Glenveagh Castle & Visitor Centre
Non member.

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Category: Castle
Address:
Churchill, Letterkenny.
Phone: +353749137090
Email: info@glenveaghnationalpark.ie
URL: www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie
Lat: 55.057771 Lon: -7.938334
Entertainment
An Grianan Theatre
Built to the highest spec in 1999, An Grianan Theatre is a modern 383 seat arts and e...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Address:
Port Road, Letterkenny
Phone: +353749120777
Email: info@angrianan.net
URL: www.angrianan.com
Lat: 54.953 Lon: -7.731665
Balor Arts Centre
Non member.

Category: Entertainment
Phone: +353749131840
Email: info@balorartscentre.com
URL: www.balorartscentre.com/p...
Lat: 54.8 Lon: -7.7794
Regional Cultural Centre
The Regional Cultural centre has a cross-border, cross-community, multi-cultural focu...(more)

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Category: Entertainment
Address:
Off Port Road, Letterkenny.
Phone: +353749129186
Email: inforegionalculturalcentre.com
URL: www.regionalculturalcentre.com
Lat: 54.953828 Lon: -7.73195
The Abbey Arts and Cultural Centre
The Abbey Arts and Cultural Centre is situated at the top of the beautiful and ancien...(more)

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Category: Entertainment
Address:
Tirconaill street, Ballyshannon.
Phone: +353719851375
Email: info@abbeycentre.com
URL: www.abbeycentre.ie/#
Lat: 54.504134 Lon: -8.190812
The Cairn
Patsy Cavanagh is your host for some quality Inishowen entertainment. The Cairn is s...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Address:
Upper road, Greencastle.
Phone: +353749381104
Email: info@www.thecairncentre.com
URL: www.thecairncentre.com
Lat: 55.205276 Lon: -6.99151
The Flough
Sam Laird's house, known as The Flough referring to the marshy soil around it, was in...(more)

Category: Entertainment
Address:
Lenamore, outside of Muff
Phone: +353749384024
URL: www.navigatour.ie/Podcast...
Lat: 55.05134 Lon: -7.33154
Festival
Ardara
The capital of festivals not just in Donegal, but possibly Ireland? We're not going ...(more)

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Category: Festival
Address:
The Diamond and beyond, Ardara.
URL: www.ardara.ie/
Lat: 54.762225 Lon: -8.415613
Ballyshannon
Ballyshannon has long been known for its Folk festival every August. In recent times,...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 54.502595 Lon: -8.190222
Bundoran
Bundoran has a whole host of festivals all year round ranging from the slightly chees...(more)

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Category: Festival
URL: http:// www.discoverbundoran.com/
Lat: 54.476521 Lon: -8.289871
Donegal International Rally
Donegal people are pure petrolheads and so the rally has become a bit of an instituti...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 54.95002 Lon: -7.713604
Donegal Town
Donegal Town likes its festivals - from the Summer Festival to the Mardi Gras to the ...(more)

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Category: Festival
URL: www.donegaltown.ie
Lat: 54.653627 Lon: -8.110313
Dunfanaghy
The annual Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival takes place on the second weekend of Sept...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 55.183376 Lon: -7.973671
Dungloe
The Mary from Dungloe festival is over 45 years old by now and is a real family affai...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 54.951449 Lon: -8.358622
Earagail Arts Festival
Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary...(more)

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Category: Festival
Address:
Unit 2C, Riverside Office Park Neil T Blaney Road.
Phone: +353749168800
Email: info@eaf.ie
URL: www.eaf.ie
Lat: 54.952681 Lon: -7.73386
Glenties
Glenties has two great festivals every year - the annual MacGill Summer School attrac...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 54.795539 Lon: -8.281116
Kilcar Fleadh
Looking for a good traditional Irish music festival? Well then, polish up your pintin...(more)

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Category: Festival
Phone: +353876548952
Email: kilcar.fleadh@gmail.com
URL: www.kilcaronline.com
Lat: 54.632481 Lon: -8.592746
Killybegs
The Killybegs Summer Festival takes place in early August. In addition, as befits Ire...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 54.636542 Lon: -8.445225
Rathmullan
Rathmullan Regatta is held every year on the first Monday of August. Activities inclu...(more)

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Category: Festival
Lat: 55.095168 Lon: -7.533188
Gallery
Cavanacor Gallery
Cavanacor House is situated one kilometre outside Lifford, on the road to Letterkenny...(more)

Category: Gallery
Address:
Ballindrait, Northwest of Lifford.
Phone: +353749141143
Email: info@cavanacorgallery.ie
URL: www.cavanacorgallery.ie
Lat: 54.845138 Lon: -7.526493
Glebe House & Gallery
This Regency House built in 1828, is set in woodland gardens, decorated with William ...(more)

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Category: Gallery
Phone: +353749137071
Email: glebegallery@opw.ie
URL: bit.ly/1i4e04k
Lat: 55.002679 Lon: -7.904535
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery
Artist Stephen Bennett's work is both striking and resplendent. A returned emigrant, ...(more)

Category: Gallery
Address:
Carn, Ardara,
Phone: +353749541652
Email: stephen@stephenbennett.net
URL: www.stephenbennett.net/
Lat: 54.787171 Lon: -8.42612
The Gallery
The Dunfanaghy Gallery started life as a fever hospital. The gallery has several room...(more)

Category: Gallery
Phone: +35749136224
Lat: 55.179191 Lon: -7.97687
Learning Centre
Oideas Gael
Since its foundation in 1984, Oideas Gael has attracted hundreds of participants annu...(more)

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Category: Learning Centre
Address:
Oideas Gael Gleann Cholm Cille County Donegal
Phone: +353749730248
Email: oideasgael@eircom.net
URL: www.oideas-gael.com/en/
Lat: 54.707711 Lon: -8.73479
Museum
An tSean Bheairic
At the Donegal Visitor Resource Centre, you can immerse yourself in the lives of our ...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
Church Road, Falcarragh.
Phone: +35374918088
Email: antseanbheairic10@yahoo.ie
URL: www.falcarraghvisitorcentre.com
Lat: 55.137383 Lon: -8.096924
Ardara heritage centre
A good telling of the role the county played in the weaving industry. There's a hand ...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
The Diamond, Ardara
Phone: +35374951704
URL: www.ardara.ie/
Lat: 54.762051 Lon: -8.41273
Clonmany Wildlife Museum
Just outside of Clonmany is the this museum which has preserved wildlife including Ir...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 55.251231 Lon: -7.39559
Colmcille Heritage Centre
Interpretive Exhibition Featuring Saint Colmcille (Colomba), Patriarch of the Irish M...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
Gartan, Letterkenny
Phone: +353749137306
URL: www.colmcilleheritagecentre.ie/
Lat: 54.993568 Lon: -7.898741
County Donegal Historical Museum
The vigilance of local people in appreciating the value of preserving artefacts from ...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 54.547015 Lon: -8.206336
Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
It was only a matter of time really - Donegal's favourite son, Daniel O'Donnell now h...(more)

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Category: Museum
Address:
Daniel O"Donnell Visitor Centre Main Street Dungloe Co. Donegal
Phone: +353749522334
Email: info@danielodonnellvisitorcentre.com
URL: www.danielodonnellvisitor...
Lat: 54.948861 Lon: -8.360188
Dolmen Eco Centre
Tourist information centre, multi-functional hall, filed study room and craft shop, t...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
Kilclooney, 2km outside off Narin.
Phone: +353774955010
Email: info@dolmencentre.com
URL: www.dolmencentre.com/
Lat: 54.822551 Lon: -8.43699
Donegal County museum
Contains several local archaeological finds, including some early Christian material ...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
High Road, Letterkenny
Phone: +353749124613
Email: museum@donegalcoco.ie
URL: www.dun-na-ngall.com/museum.html
Lat: 54.9545 Lon: -7.735
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is a museum of entertaining displays, pictures, infor...(more)

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Category: Museum
Lat: 54.65642 Lon: -8.107942
Donegal ancestry centre
At the time of publication, this centre is closed. However, the website and email bel...(more)

Category: Museum
Email: info@donegalancestry.com
URL: www.donegalancestry.com/
Lat: 55.038541 Lon: -7.64395
Dunfanaghy workhouse
Visit the famine exhibition where you'll hear the story of 'wee Hannah' and her life ...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 55.179711 Lon: -7.97686
Flight of the Earls heritage centre
Update: sadly, this place has closed. The Flight of the Earls Heritage Centre overl...(more)

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Category: Museum
Lat: 55.095646 Lon: -7.532501
Fort Dunree - museum
By any reckoning, there's a lot to see and take in at this historical military fort, ...(more)

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Category: Museum
Address:
Dunree Point, Near Buncrana, Inishowen
Lat: 55.19657 Lon: -7.553117
Glencolmcille folk village
Located 3km from the village, the enterprising local priest Father McDyer not only br...(more)

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Category: Museum
Lat: 54.70738 Lon: -8.74074
Inishowen maritime museum & planetarium
Inishowen maritime museum & planetarium The former coastguard station houses a fine ...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 55.20268 Lon: -6.98569
Killybegs maritime & heritage centre
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Category: Museum
Lat: 54.63587 Lon: -8.44741
Lifford old courthouse and visitor centre
Non member.

Category: Museum
Lat: 54.833152 Lon: -7.479029
Newmills Corn & Flax Mills
The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole com...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 54.929509 Lon: -7.809048
Raphoe heritage centre
The Heritage Exhibition Centre has been established to preserve and communicate the r...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 54.873691 Lon: -7.60051
St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre
The Heritage centre is named after St. Connell Caol who, in the 6th century, founded ...(more)

Category: Museum
Address:
Mill Road, Glenties.
Phone: +3537551277
Lat: 54.794673 Lon: -8.282833
Ulster Scots Centre
Poised gracefully amid the fertile lands of the Lagan Valley in East Donegal, near th...(more)

Category: Museum
Lat: 54.956131 Lon: -7.45594
Trad music
Dan's Cottage
A 'Big Night' as it was known locally is held every Thursday in July and first two of...(more)

Category: Trad music
Address:
Urrismanagh, near Dunaff
Phone: +353749373730
Lat: 55.238812 Lon: -7.45152
John Joe's
Home to some of the best traditional music you'll hear on a trip to Donegal. John Joe...(more)

Category: Trad music
Address:
Main street, Kilcar.
Phone: +353749738493
Lat: 54.632611 Lon: -8.59165
Leo's Tavern
One of the most famous pubs in Donegal by virtue of the prodigious siblings who made ...(more)

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Category: Trad music
Address:
Meenaleck, Crolly, Gweedore.
Phone: +353749548143
Email: info@leostavern.com
URL: www.leostavern.com/
Lat: 55.027631 Lon: -8.274121
McGrory's of Culdaff
Update - with the passing of the ownership from the McGroary's into new hands in 2015...(more)

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Category: Trad music
Address:
Culdaff, Inishowen.
Phone: +353749379104
Email: info@mcgrorys.com
URL: www.mcgrorys.com
Lat: 55.286423 Lon: -7.16594
Nancy's bar
Small, but well formed famous pub, known for knock out pints, great seafood and trad ...(more)

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Category: Trad music
Address:
Main street, Ardara.
Phone: +353749541187
URL: www.nancysardara.com/
Lat: 54.762621 Lon: -8.41241
O'Doherty's bar
Upper Main street, Buncrana. Wednesday is the night for some good trad music sessions...(more)

Category: Trad music
Lat: 55.135431 Lon: -7.45446
Peter Oliver's
aka The Corner House, Ardara is a legendary trad music house - 7 nights a week. A mus...(more)

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Category: Trad music
Lat: 54.761851 Lon: -8.41333
Teach Hudi Beag
The genesis of 'ceol agus ol'. No visit to Ireland is complete without a proper tradi...(more)

Category: Trad music
Address:
Teach Hudi Beag Near Bunbeg pier.
Phone: +353749531016
Lat: 55.062301 Lon: -8.30054
Teach Prionsias
Places like this are few and far between these days - where groceries can be bought o...(more)

Category: Trad music
Lat: 54.632371 Lon: -8.5935
The Reel Inn
Just before the bridge on the Killybegs road is the Reel Inn, a straight up no nonsen...(more)

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Category: Trad music
Lat: 54.654756 Lon: -8.111408
Wee ceili house of Mahermore
Every Tuesday night from 10pm year round. Tea and sandwiches provided. Free entry. St...(more)

Category: Trad music
Address:
Just outside of Carndonagh.
URL: +353749174526
Lat: 55.23951 Lon: -7.27333