Woodlawn Holiday Home Stranorlar

Woodlawn Cottage is a detached six bedroom holiday home that can comfortably sleep up to sixteen people.

Letterkenny Union and Workhouse Digital Records

Letterkenny Union and Workhouse Digital Records


We are pleased to announce that through funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, we have been able to digitise records relating to Letterkenny Union and Workhouse.

In order to enable full access to the records and to ensure the continued preservation of the original archives, the Museum and Archives Service have digitised a selection of the records and made them available for viewing in the Museum. These records include:

  • Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Guardians of Letterkenny Union, 1841 – 1923;
  • the Registers of persons admitted to and discharged from Letterkenny workhouse 1855 – 1864; 1869 – 1899; 1864 – 1878;
  • the Indoor Relief Register 1910 – 1915;
  • the Record of Deaths 1910 – 1922.

The original archives are in the care of the Archives Service, Donegal County Council. In order to enable full access to the records and to ensure the continued preservation of the original archives, the Museum and Archives Service have digitised a selection of the records and made them available for viewing in the Museum.

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It is rare that so many records have survived relating to the Workhouses and these archives provide a unique opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into the social history of the period.

Donegal County Museum is based in the Entrance Block of the Letterkenny Workhouse, which opened in 1845.

The Workhouse was demolished in the 1980’s and the County Museum is the only remaining building.


Donegal County Museum


Letterkenny Workhouse

No Jury No prize at Artlink Dunree


No Jury No prize at Artlink Dunree



About the Exhibition
Artlink in Fort Dunree are pleased to host the 2014 No Jury No Prize exhibition which launches on Saturday 15th November. Last year’s inaugural exhibition in the London Street Gallery in Derry was very successful with almost 300 artists and art enthusiasts exhibiting their work. The exhibition is inspired by the Société des Artistes Indépendantswhich was founded in 1884 in Paris with the simple motto and rule – ‘No jury nor awards.’ Once again there will be no jury or prizes and all work will be accepted unless it breaches basic standards in a public gallery. The theme of the exhibition is entirely open – participants can address whatever they wish in their work. It may however be worth considering the context of the exhibition – it will be sited within the military fort on the North West coast of Ireland.
Who can submit artwork?

Anyone can submit work.  We welcome submissions from near and far. If you cannot deliver work in person you can send by post. Please ensure that you include a completed submission form (see below).

What can be submitted?
The submissions can be in any medium – be that a drawing, a painting, a film, a photograph, a readymade, a poem or text, the documentation of a performance or happening, an installation or a sculpture.
This year there will be no size restrictions (within reasonable limits).  All work must be ready to hang/display, i.e. mirror plates for 2D work, bulldog clips for works on paper, devices and headphones for audio works etc. Films should be submitted on DVD or via Dropbox (to [email protected]) and will be projected digitally on a loop.

How many artworks can be submitted?
Participants can only submit one artwork.

Is there a fee?
There is no fee to submit but any donations will contribute to the launch party which will take place from 6-8pm on 15th November at Saldanha Suite, Fort Dunree

Selling work
Participants who wish to sell their work should also state its price. 75% will go to the artist, 12.5% to administration and 12.5% to the RNLI.

When and where to submit:
All work must be submitted by post or in person between 29th October and 5th November between 11am and 3pm. If submitting by post please provide packaging and the delivery cost for the return of the work should you wish us to send it back rather than collect it. Please submit work plus a completed submission form (see below) to:

No Jury, No Prize Submission
Fort Dunree
County Donegal

For any further information please read the forms below or email Artlink at [email protected]





Donegal App 2015




Our friends at Donegal App are in the process of completing the 2015 Donegal App, a free smart travel guide to the northwest. They list some 600 places on the eight tours app, but they want to make sure they haven’t missed out on anywhere special, so feel free to list where your favourite place in Donegal is.

They’re particularly looking for hidden gems – if they have already included it, they’ll ‘like’ your suggestion and if not, they’ll thank you kindly for helping make this popular app even better for the coming year.


Donegal App



Malin Head Coastal Walk

malin head coastal walk

Banba’s Crown at Malin Head, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, is the most northerly point of the Irish mainland and is named after Banba was one of the mythical queens of Ireland. At Banba’s Crown you can’t miss the building known locally as the “The Tower” which was built in 1908 by the Admiralty, and later used as a Lloyds Signal Station. Not only is this Ireland’s most northerly point, but an area of great scenic beauty, and of historical, scientific and ecological importance.

Not surpisingly it is also a perfect starting point for a remarkable ramble along a newly developed coastal walk overlooking the cliffs to Hell’s Hole, a subterranean cavern 250 feet long and 8 feet wide, into which the wild Atlantic ocean crashes in with great force. The walk has plenty of benches sited along the way to take in the breathtaking views. This is well worth a visit. Enjoy this stunning walk and Ireland at its best. Banba Crown, Malin Head, nestled in Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Caffe Banba at Malin Head

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Ballyshannon Folk Festival Posters

Ballyshannon Folk Festival 2014


Ballyshannon Folk Festival Posters – The oldest Traditional Music Festival in the country, this year presents an exiting programme with some of the newest, youngest and freshest Irish and international talent on the folk and traditional music scene.

Ballyshannon Folk Festival Posters

View all Posters here

The 37th annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be next August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 31st July – Sunday 3rd August 2014) as the sounds of traditional & folk music echo from the streets, pubs and theatre once again. One of Ireland’s longest running festival, this promises to be a great weekend for all the family.

View details of 2014 Ballyshannon Folk Festival

Another top class lineup has been announced bringing the best of folk & trad acts to the Ballyshannon stage. The weekend also offers plenty of pub sessions, street entertainment, workshops and our annual showcase competition with €1000 CASH for this years winner. This will no doubt be another memorable festival weekend.

With free open air concerts, live pub sessions, workshops and a new talent showcase in this years programme, The Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival is sure to have something to cater for all tastes. Full details of all events are available online at www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

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Rathmullan Charters 2015

Rathmullan Charters

Rathmullan Charters 2015

Call Angela on +353 87 2480132 or Neil on +353 87 0507464

Rathmullan Charters boats will be operating again for the season from mid-May 2015
Call Angela on +353 87 2480132 or Neil on +353 87 0507464 for details of available dates and special deals for groups of up to 12 persons.

Lough Swilly SAC will begin the new season with the first trip of the year from Rathmullan in mid-April. There are some places available for non members so anyone interested in going out for a good day’s fishing should give us a call on +353 87 2480132

The 49th Lough Swilly Tope and whitefish Festival will be held over the Whit weekend 30th May and 1st June. Anglers can fish in either section with a total prize fund of over 1000 euros. There are still some places available on both days – the entry fee is €60 per day for seniors and €35 for juniors.

Angela on +353 87 2480132 to book

View Holiday Homes in Rathmullan

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Hollie Rose Cottage Ballyliffin Inishowen

Hollie Rose Cottage is located at Aughrim Heights, close to the centre of Ballyliffin village and is within walking distance of Pollan Beach.