About Ardara | Welcome to Ardara, Co. Donegal

About Ardara

Welcome to Ardara, best village in Ireland.

Ardara (Irish: Ard an Rátha, meaning “Height of the Fort”), pronounced “Ardra”, is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland, located along the N56 road. Some of the main scenic points near the town are the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point.

Ardara is a vibrant and bustling town which is very popular with holidaymakers. We host a number of festivals and events every year, and you’ll find more information about them on our Festivals & Events page.

Discover more about the history, culture and people of Ardara by visiting the links below.

Tweed

Read about the history of tweed in the Ardara area, and the techniques used in its manufacture.

Heritage Town

Ardara is one of five designated Heritage Towns in Donegal.

Archaeology

There are a number of archaeological monuments of note in the area dating to prehistoric times.

Genealogy

Ardara, historically home to the O’Breslin and O’Boyle clans, boasts several established Irish Clan names

Personalities

Read about the town's famous and not so famous personalities, past and present

Archive Photos

A selection of archive photos of Ardara and the surrounding regions.