About Ardara

Welcome to Ardara, the 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 Caves and Waterfall, 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 many festivals and events every year..

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

Archive Photos

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Genealogy

Ardara boasts a number of established Irish Clan names, and historically the area was home to the O’Breslin (Breslin) clan and the O’Boyle (Boyle) clan. The history of their existence…

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Archaeology

Ardara and its hinterland has a rich built and cultural heritage. There are a number of archaeological monuments of note in the area which date from prehistoric times. These are…

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Heritage Town

Ardara, one of the five designated heritage towns in Donegal, is situated in the beautiful south west region of Donegal.  Close by is the Owenea River, where the salmon and…

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Donegal Tweed

The first weaving must have been with branches from which to make a shelter. This was closely followed by the crude weaving of tree bark to form some covering shelter….

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