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• Dún Ulún House is in the heart of Gaeltacht, full of historical attractions with scenic landscape.
• Come and see for yourself!
• Come and see for yourself!
Slieve League Cliffs
- Slieve League Cliffs (Sliabh Liag in Gaelic) are seriously impressive! Towering high above the raging Atlantic Ocean, they are the highest sea cliffs in Europe. From the highest point on the cliffs its a staggering 609m (1,998ft) drop into the swirling Atlantic Ocean below! The Slieve League Cliffs are nearly three times the height of their County Clare sisters, the Cliffs of Moher. Visitors can drive up to the main viewing point (gates are to keep in sheep you may open them to drive to the viewing area). The experienced walkers venture beyond the viewing point onto the thrilling and legendary "One Man's Pass" which loops around the slope onto the "Pilgrim's Path". This is a fantastic day out, enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic and the gorgeous scenery on a walk into the enchanting Slieve League Cliffs!
- Kilcar Fleadh is a 5 day festival of traditional Irish music, songs & dance, celebrating the living heritage of traditional music in South West Donegal.The events include Concerts, Ceilí, Crossroads dance on the street, music workshops, 'Echos of the Glen' - a music recital featuring fiddles & pipes in the Ghleann a'Bhaile Dubh, recreating a tradition from the first half of the 20th century. Bringing together young and old, from far and near, for a truly unique experience!
- 25th - 31st July 2016, Kilcar
Kilcar Street Festival
- Kilcar Street Festival has a great mix of activities and fun to suit all ages. Outdoor games and street events and entertainment in pubs every night. Including treasure hunts, street games and much more!
- 4th - 7th August 2016, Kilcar
- Port An Chabhlaigh, Kilcar - Swimming and Bathing
- Trá Bhán, Kilcar - Swimming and Bathing
- Trá Lobhair, Kilcar - Surfing
- Silver Strand, Malinbeg, Glencolmcille - Swimming and Bathing
- Fintra beach, Killybegs - Swimming and Bathing
Harbours & Piers
- Cladnagerragh, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- Towney, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- Teelin, Co. Donegal
- Muckross, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- Killybegs, Co. Donegal (Ireland's premier fishing port)
- Malinmore, Glencolmkille, Co. Donegal
- Malinbeg, Glencolmkille, Co. Donegal
Áislann Chill Chartha
- Áislann Chill Chartha is the local community centre in Kilcar village. It is only 1km from Dún Ulún House. It is very convient containing lots of facilities for the area including a library, a gymnasium, a cinema/theatre, sports hall, Tourist information, History group, Meeting rooms, Snooker room, Riverside Tea Room, PC suite and more. As well as that it also provides genealogical information, compendiums of resident oral histories and local history collections
- Tel: 0749738162.
Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum
- Glencolmcille Folk Village Museum is situated in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. This thatched-roof replica of a rural village in Ireland offers a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries. Visitors may wander at leisure through the village, or join one of the excellent guided tours. Take a look at how our ancestors lived, cooked, the beds they lay on, the tools they used, their means of lighting and heat. Learn how they developed rich traditions in music, dance and crafts despite the material hardships of daily life. There is also a Craft Shop & Tea House.
- Tel: 0749730017
Maritime & Heritage Centre
- The Maritime & Heritage Centre is situated in the Carpet Factory in Killybegs, the centre is home to the longest hand-knotting loom in the world and offers fascinating audio visual insight into the history of the fishing and the famous hand-knotting carpets. Enjoy an audiovisual experience in a fishing trawlers wheelhouse. Craft & Coffee Shop on the premises. The centre offers a unique experience in the Fishing and Carpet making history for visitors.
- Tel: 0749741944
- St Cartha's Well, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- St Patrick's Well, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- St Connell's Well, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- St. Ciarán's Well, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- Many more in Kilcar and the surrounding area's.
- St. Cartha's, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- St. Matthew's - 1828 , Kilcar , Co. Donegal
- St Cartha's (Old Church & graveyard)
- The Spaniard's Church, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
- Many more in the surrounding area.
Leitir Corn Mill
- Built over 200 years ago on the banks of the Glenaddragh River, Leitir Corn Mill is an outstanding reminder of the agricultural/industrial heritage of south-west Donegal. Few of Ireland's traditional corn mills have survived to the present day with the level of preservation seen here, therefore this site is an important part of the 19th century industrial heritage of Kilcar and the entire north-west region. This mill served the local community through several famines and during two World Wars.
Flora & Fauna
- Flora (Plant Life) Fauna (Animal life)
- Kilcar and its surrounding area is full of different species of Flora & Fauna.
- Endless time could be spent looking around for different species.
- From Glencolmcille a windy road heads inland towards Ardara, through the wild and picturesque Glengesh Pass where the road meanders through sloping mountainous terrain. Glengesh (Gleann Geis, Glen of the Swans) is one of two glaciated valleys of the Banagh peninsula. The road rises to a height of 270m/900ft between the Glengesh and mol soon mountains with exquisite views of Loughros Beg Bay.
Eas a'Ranca Waterfall
- Eas a' Ranca is a waterfall located just outside the heritage town of Ardara. A further 1km lie the caves located beneath Slievetooey mountain and some which accessible at low tides from Maghera Strand, stretch out into the bay.
- Donegal Town is definitely a worth while visit.
- About a 40 minute drive from Dún Ulún House.
- Contains: Donegal Waterbus, Magee Tweeds, Donegal Craft Village & Donegal Castle.
C.L.G Chill Chartha
- C.L.G Chill Chartha is located Towney, Kilcar, Co. Donegal. It is one of the most scenically situated football pitches in Ireland. Why not head down to Towney to see a game, it's definitely worth a visit to see the Kilcar GAA players play the traditional Irish team sport of Gaelic Football.
Some of Kilcar's Archaeological Sites
- Dún Ulún Ring Fort
- Shalvey Coart Cairn
- Croahbeg Court Cairn
- Bavin Court Cairn
- St. Matthew's Church & Graveyard
- St. Cartha's Church
- Cashelcarn Lug na gCnámh
- Site of the Battle of Derrylahan
- Site of Bavin Castle, Standing Stones
- Stranakirka Cerc's Grave