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Silver strand beach, Malinbeg. Self catering or B&B accommodation with Ionad Siul, Guesthouse, Glencolmcille, Donegal

Archeological sites - Turas GlencolmcilleAttractions

Glencolmcille is a Gaeltacht area and the Gaelic language is still in common use here. Oideas Gael, The Ulster Cultural Centre, was established in the area in 1984 to promote the language and Irish culture. Today, it is world renowned and plays host to visitors from all over the world who come to learn Irish at all levels, as well as attending other courses run by the centre during the summer months including Archaeology, Painting, Folklore, traditional dancing, fiddle school etc. Oideas Gael runs several weekend courses on flute, bodhran, and tin whistle.

Ionad Siul Guesthouse, Glencolmcille, Donegal

Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí hold a week's fiddle school is held during the first week in August every year (known as Fiddlers' Week locally). The pubs in Glencolmcille are alive with traditional Irish music during that time!

Other attractions in the area include the Glencolmcille Folk Village (also known as Father McDyer's Folk Village). Established in 1967, it features thatched cottages which represent three hundred years of rural village life and also a museum.

Silver Strand beach, Malinbeg, DonegalThe Activity Centre, Arasgcc, based in Malinmore offers facilities for diving which include include drying room, wet entrance and meeting/training room with audiovisual facilities. Arasgcc also have a compressor on-site and can provide air fills for diving groups.

The Glen Loop walk takes you up to Martello Watch Tower and you can continue along the cliffs to the deserted village of Port. Situated beside a stony beach, its isolation is emphasized by the crashing of the sea against the cries of the sea gulls. Behind Port, lies the deserted fishing village at Glenlough. Enjoy exploring more local walks with Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers (

  • visit the beaches in the area
  • visit the several shops and pubs and two restaurants in the area.
  • visit one of the eighty documented archaeological sites spanning a period of 5,000 years including important examples of virtually all monument types known nationally.
  • enjoy fresh and salt water fishing
  • children’s playground in village (short walk)
  • short walk to Tourist Information Centre and post office
  • enjoy a Sliabh Liag Boat Trip ( which includes sightseeing trips to Bunglas Cliffs. They offer deep sea angling and all day, half day, hourly, and evening trips, dive charter, dolphin spotting, and bird watching.

When you want to relax, Gleann Cholm Cille offers an abundance of sandy beaches and atmospheric pubs to sit and enjoy some music, a chat and a drink.

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Minister's Bridge, Glencolmcille, Donegal


Glencolmcille Folk Village also known as Fr McDyers Folk Village Museum, Donegal, Ireland