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Ardara, Co. Donegal

This picturesque village is set in the valley by the Owentocher River. Visitors can see the weaving centres where the world famous Donegal tweed is spun, and enjoy other crafts such as hand-knitting and embroidery. There are many excursions to go on in the immediate vicinity. Narin and Portnoo villages have world-class beaches; Iniskeel island can be reached by foot at low-tide and two ancient ring forts can be seen from Dunmore Head, west of Portnoo.

On this page you can see a map of Ardara, see what's on in Ardara, find out how to get to Ardara, find things to see and do in Ardara, visit local websites for Ardara, find Hotels in Ardara, find Guesthouses in Ardara, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Ardara, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Ardara, browse restaurants in Ardara.

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Bus to Ardara

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 30:
      • Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Glenties (Paper Shop)
    • 492:
      • Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Dungloe (Opp Sweeneys Hotel)
      • Dungloe (Opp Sweeneys Hotel) - Donegal (Abbey Hotel)
  • Bus routes operated by John & Michael McGeehan:
    • Letterkenny:
      • Glencolumcille
      • Letterkenny

Things to See and Do in Ardara

Ardara Heritage Centre

Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Ardara Heritage Centre tells the story of Donegal tweed from the shearing of sheep to the manufacture and completion of the beautiful woven cloth.

Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery

Carn, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Art Gallery of professional artist Stephen Bennett

Hotels in Ardara

Nesbitt Arms Hotel Nesbitt Arms Hotel

The Diamond, Ardara, Co. Donegal
This family-run hotel is located in the centre of Ardara just 1 km from the coast, offering a bar/bistro, a restaurant and bright rooms with en suite bathrooms.

Guesthouses in Ardara

Woodhill House Woodhill House

Wood Road, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Surrounded by beautiful tranquil countryside and well-kept gardens, this charming family-run country house offers comfortable accommodation, tasty fresh food and a traditional Irish welcome.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Ardara

Gort na Mona Bed and Breakfast Gort na Mona Bed and Breakfast

Ardara, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Situated on the outskirts of Ardara, the family-run Gort na Mona Bed and Breakfast offers unique views of the surrounding countryside. It features free Wi-Fi throughout and free secure parking.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Ardara

Fort Hill House Holiday Home Fort Hill House Holiday Home

Glenties Road, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Perfectly situated, Fort Hill House Holiday Home overlooks Ardara Town and boasts panoramic sea and mountainside views. A range of pubs, restaurants and shops are just a 2-minute walk from this self-catering house.

Jim Paddy Beag Jim Paddy Beag's Holiday Home

Monargan Glebe, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Located in Ardara along the Wild Atlantic Way, Jim Paddy Beag's Holiday Home offers self-catering accommodation with a garden and free WiFI throughout. The property provides guests with on-site private parking free of charge.

Oitir Cottage Oitir Cottage

Sandfield, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Oitir Cottage is a detached holiday home situated in Ardara in the Donegal County Region and is 2.5 km from Kilclooney Portal Dolmen. The property is 2.8 km from Stephen Bennett Artist Studio/Gallery and features views of the sea.

Restaurants in Ardara

Ardara Chinese Restaurant Ardara Chinese Restaurant

Main Street, Ardara, Co. Donegal

Charlie Charlie's West End Cafe

West End, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Charlie's West End Café is a family owned and managed Restaurant in Ardara. It was set up by "The Whyte's" in 1994, and is reknowned throughout Donegal and Ireland not only for its famous Fish and Chips, but also for its friendly

Joe Joe's Seafood Bar

Dawros Bay House, Rosbeg, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Situated in Rosbeg, the most spectacular part of Donegal, fresh local seafood, a good pint of Guinness, and great live bar music.

Nancy's Bar

Front Street, Ardara, Co. Donegal
This famous family owned pub is a cosy, welcoming place with five or six small rooms packed with bric a brac and plenty of tables and chairs for the comfortable consumption of wholesome home-made food, especially seafood

Nesbitt Arms Hotel Nesbitt Arms Hotel

The Diamond, Ardara, Co. Donegal

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