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Letterkenny Map & Tourist Information
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Letterkenny is a vibrant market town well known for it’s busy nightlife – so the perfect spot to hit the tiles after some happy days sightseeing.The County Museum includes an exhibition telling the fascinating story of County Donegal from the Stone Age to the twentieth century through artefacts and contemporary photographs. Temporary exhibitions are held all year round in the Ground Floor Gallery. The town also has a leisure centre, cinema and bowling centre - perfect for the rainy day.

If it’s dry and you fancy a birdie, tee off at Letterkenny Golf Course on the banks of Lough Swilly.

A short drive away is the magnificent Glenveagh National Park and Grianan Ailigh, an ancient circular stone structure said to date back to 1700BC with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Religious Services
Roman Catholic:
St. Eunan's Cathedral   ……………………………………..074 91 21021
Church of the Irish Martyrs ………………………………..074 91 27600
Conwal Church of Ireland Parish …………………………074 91 22573
Trinity Presbyterian Church ………………………………..074 91 25971
Baptist Church ………………………………………………….074 91 26695
Gospel Hall ………………………………………………………074 91 22619
Bahá'I ……………………………………………………………..074 91 21577
Jehovah's Witness …………………………………………….074 91 45340
Christian Fellowship ………………………………………….074 91 22563

Amenities
Century Cinemas ………………………………………………074 91 27281
Library Oliver Plunkett Road ……………………………….074 91 24950
An Grianan Theatre - Port Road ………………………….074 91 20777
AURA Leisure Centre-Sallaghagrane ……………………074 91 06422
Golf Club - 18 Hole Parkland Course …….............….074 91 21150
Tennis Club ……………………………………………………..074 91 25251
Museum - High Road …………………………………………074 91 24613
St. Conal's Hospital ……………………………………………074 91 24576

Citizens Information Centre
Public Services Centre ……………………………………….076 10 75530
Post Office - Main Street …………………………………….074 91 22287
Glencar Post Office …………………………………………….074 91 29344
Public Transport
Letterkenny Town Bus Service ……………………….074 95 21105
Bus Station ………………………………………………….074 91 21309
Derry Bus Station ...................……………………….048 71 262261
City of Derry Airport ………………………………………048 71 810784
Donegal Airport …………………………………………….074 95 48284
Belfast Int. Airport …………………………………………048 90 939093
Derry Train Station ………………………………………..048 71 342228

Parks
Ballymacool Town Park, Ballymacool.
Bernard McGlinchey Town Park, Hospital Roundabout.
Childrens playgrounds located in Town Park & Leisure Centre.  
Millenium Park,
Ballyboe Park,
Ballyraine Linear Park.

Other amenities include Dizzie Rascals Adventure Centre, fishing, karting, traditional music, discos, nightclubs etc.

Letterkenny Tourist Office
Neil T Blaney Road,
Letterkenny, County Donegal
Ph. +353 (0) 74 9121160
Fax: +353 (0) 74 9125180
E: letterkenny@failteireland.ie
Useful Telephone Numbers
Condor Publishers, Main Street, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan • Tel:+353 (0)42 9740776  • Fax: +353 (0)42 9740896  • Email: info@townmaps.ie

Discover Ireland - Letterkennny

Fanad Lighthouse

Pollan Beach

Donegal Castle

Doe Castle

Grianán of Aileach

Slieve League Cliffs

Glenveagh Castle Gardens

Things to see and do in and around Letterkenny

Grianan of Ailigh -  On the road from Letterkenny to Derry is Grianan of Ailigh, a circular fort whose origins date to around 1700 BC. It is said to have been built by Dagda, an ancient king of the Tuatha De Danann. Burt Castle, a 16th century stronghold, can be seen in the distance. New visitor centre onsite at An Grianan Hotel.

Regional Cultural Centre - Situated behind An Grianan Theatre on the Port Road, this is a stunning, new glass and aluminium arts centre. Visual art exhibitions can be seen in the Gallery and foyer areas. Opening Times: All Year Open Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm.  Saturday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays.  Tel: 074 9129186

Ards Forest Park - is situated between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy and has 480 hectares of park containing, beaches, rivers, viewing points, nature walks, picnic and play areas as well as a huge diversity of plants and wildlife.

Donegal Castle - A restored 15th century Norman Tower House in Donegal Town with the addition of a 17th century Jacobean Manor House. Features include period fireplace, turrets, curtain wall and Gate House.

Donegal County Museum - is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of the Letterkenny Workhouse, opened in 1845. The Museum develops and cares for a comprehensive collection of original artefacts relating to the history of County Donegal. The first floor exhibition charts the history of Donegal from the Stone Age to the Twentieth Century. A series of temporary exhibitions are held throughout the year. These exhibitions cover a wide variety of topics with something to suit all ages and interests. Open All year. Mon. to Fri. 10am - 4.30pm. Saturday 1pm - 4.30pm. Closed for lunch
12.30pm - 1pm. High Road, Letterkenny.  
Tel: (074) 9124613  
Email: museum@donegalcoco.ie

St Eunan's Cathedral is a Victorian neo-Gothic cathedral found in the heart of Letterkenny, County Donegal. With its ornate exterior built from white sandstone, the house of worship is the town's dominant sight. It was constructed between 1890 and 1900 and features oak furnishings, a marble altar, colourful stained glass windows and richly decorating ceilings.
Tel: +353(0)74 9121021

The Colmcille Heritage Centre, in County Donegal, endeavours to give an appreciation of a period in Irish and European history at the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Medieval period.  Europe had been overrun by pagan tribes from the east and was Christianised again by a resurgent Irish church. Saint Colmcille was the pre-eminent figure in this period, not just in Ireland but in all of Christendom. The story is told with beautifully reproduced artefacts and panels. There are also minor displays of artwork from local artists as well as a picture display of a local eviction in the 1860s.  There is an audio visual display with a choice of four languages. A light lunch can be obtained if booked in advance. A tearoom, coach parking and toilets are also on site.  For opening periods, times, facilities, etc, please see web site.  Gartan, Churchill, Letterkenny.  
T +353 74 9137306  
E. martinjegan@eircom.net
www.colmcilleheritagecentre.ie

Glebe House and Gallery - Art enthusiasts will love a visit to Glebe House and Gallery. Located 18km from Letterkenny, County Donegal, visitors can view the Derek Hill collection which includes more than 300 works by Picasso and Kokoshka, as well as Irish and Italian artists. Telephone: +353(0)74 9137071

Donegal Garden Trail comprises of 24 private and publicly owned gardens open for visitors at differing times during the gardening season.
Tel +353(0)87 9895099

Glenveagh National Park and Castle - Glenveagh Castle was completed in 1873, taking its inspiration from the concept of a romantic highland retreat. Situated 24 kilometres north west of Letterkenny, Glenveagh is the most northerly of the nations' six national parks.
Tel: +353(0)76 1002537

Glenveagh Castle Gardens - With year-round access and free entry, the Glenveagh Castle Gardens are a wonderful day out. Situated in Glenveagh National Park in north-west County Donegal, the gardens date back to the 1880s. They still feature their original Victorian layout.
Tel: +353(0)76 1002690

Newmills Corn & Flax Mills - One of the few monuments of industrial archaeology in state care in the Republic is the complex of mills at Newmills, three miles west of Letterkenny in County Donegal. The oldest surviving building here is said to be 400 years old. Indeed, the whole complex is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of this country which has now given way to a more sophisticated but usually far less fascinating technology.  The complex of industrial buildings includes both corn and flax mills powered by the river Swilly. The visitor to Newmills can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action. Churchill Road, Letterkenny.
Tel: +353 74 9125115
E. newmills@opw.ie

Doe Castle - is situated near Creeslough and is the seat of the Mac Sweeney family. The central tower of the castle is surrounded by a powerful bawn wall
overlooking the sea at three sides. As one of Donegal's strongest fortifications, Doe Castle played a pivotal role in Irish history.

Walks
Slí an Earagail is a section of the 280km Slí Dhún na nGall that covers a Gaeltacht area of west County Donegal: in Gaeltacht areas Gaelic is the primary language.
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Telephone: +353(0)74 9121160

Bealach na Gaeltachta, Dún na nGall is a set of four long distance walking routes which have been developed as a national Waymarked Way by Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta in association with Fáilte Ireland. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Fishing
The Meadows Trout Fishery is a two acre stream fed lake situated on the beautiful Fanad peninsula in North Donegal. It has stunning views of Mulroy Bay, good road access and parking space.  Open June, July and August.
Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal. Tel: +353 (0)86 8047516.

The River Swilly is nearly 26 miles long and drains into Lough Swilly near
the town of Letterkenny, County Donegal.  The grilse run in good numbers about the second week of June and the sea trout come in August. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Tel: +353 (0)74 9121160


Tropical World @ Alcorn’s
+353 (0) 74 91 21655   Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.   Walk through 1,000m2 of stunning tropical butterflies in free flight of all shapes
and sizes. See the reptiles & tortoises from many different countries. Marvel at the colourful array of birds including cockateils, conures, rosellas, lovebirds, barra-bands & many species of parrots. Learn about the environment and conservation as you enjoy your walk through our tropical world. When outside, visit Snowy the Owl and Rickie the Raccoon, who’ll love to see you and will definitely go down a hoot with the kids! www.tropicalworld.ie
Beaches
Port Arthur Green Coast Beach 2014 Port Arthur is a Green Coast Award beach. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.  There are many more fabulous beaches worth a vist in the county, call to the Letterkenny Tourist Office for more details.