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River Estuary                                              Cashelard Church                                          Creevy          
Down the Mall           Rossnowlagh           Salmon Fishing on the Erne           
The Pubs 1            The Pubs 2            The Pubs 3           
Corpus Christi Procession

Dedication to the 12th Century Church and Burial ground at Ballyhanna including photos of the archaeological dig

Information and Articles About Ballyshannon

Rory Gallagher, legendary blues guitarist 1948 to 1995 R.I.P.
Click here for a page dedicated to Rory

Ballyshannon will not be ignored and hushed up . . . . March 14th 2006
Bypass 'Good To Go' Says Coughlan . . . . March 7th 2006
Green Light For €4.4m Project In Ballyshannon . . . March 7th 2006
Ballyshannon Drama Festival . . . 11th - 18th March 2006
Ballyshannon set to invite British PM
Ballyshannon Work House famine records
Ballyshannon, Gateway to Donegal
Local places of interest and suggested tours
Map of Ballyshannon
Map of Ballyshannon another version
Ballyshannon Map and surrounding Townlands
Map Of Bundoran
Pubs and Restaurants
Fishing In/Around Ballyshannon
Ballyshannon's Proud Fishing Tradition
History of the Port Of Ballyshannon
Donegal needs to 'look local' in tackling jobs crisis
New courthouse opened at Ballyshannon
New Marine Survey Office in Ballyshannon
Read about Ballyshannon's Geology and Wildlife
Walking Tour Of Ballyshannon
Poetry of William Allingham
1846 Who's Who in Ballyshannon
1824 Who's Who in Ballyshannon
Ballyshannon Shipwrecks 1812-1934
Inscriptions at Assaroe cemetery
Inscriptions at Saint Anne's cemetery
Ballyshannon/Bundoran Bypass
John Joseph Keane 1839 - 1918
History of Ballyshannon to 1607
Gallinagh's born in and around Ballyshannon
Gallinagh family tree
Sheil Hospital
McCafferty's in and around Ballyshannon
Links page is updated to include about every website in the Ballyshannon area . . . new and improved

Growing up in Ballyshannon by Paddy Donagher
You must go to Paddy Donagher's "Growing Up in Ballyshannon". It is a delight to read. Full of old familiar scenes of the old town and plenty of people mentioned. You are bound to know a few of them. He has recaptured the mood of ; an era that has gone but is so fondly remembered by all

Major Attractions in and Around Ballyshannon
Why not extend your stay and sample some of the following nearby attractions?


Donegal Parian China
Donegal Parian China and Visitor Centre. ; Witness at first hand the skills involved in making china.

Water Wheels
The Abbey, Ballyshannon.
Visit St. Patrick's memorial stone, Wishing Tree and historical caves.

Shopping centre
Saimer Court, Main Street, Ballyshannon.

Abbey Centre
Cinema and arts complex

Within a short distance of the town anglers can sample game, coarse and sea angling. ; Sea angling boats can be chartered locally.

Lakeside Centre (Camping and caravan site here)
Environmently friendly children's playground on the shores of Assaroe Lake.

Ballyshannon is on three long distance touring routes. ; The surrounding countryside and coastline are ideal for exploring by bicycle.

Donegal Bay
Sightseeing Trips - boats depart from the Mall Quay and nearby

Creevy Pier
Enjoy tours of the Bay, including, Slieve League - the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the historic town of Ballyshannon or take to the nearby countryside to get away from it all.

William Allingham the famous poet and native of Ballyshannon is laid to rest beside St. Anne’s Church in the town.


Blow away the cobwebs on one of Bundoran's short but revitalising walks. ; Bundoran Sea Baths and Health Suite. ; Pamper yourself and let your worries drift away...

Wet and Wild fun for all the family

Horse Riding
Along wide-open beaches or country lanes of Bundoran.

Open daily

Pitch & Putt
18 hole pitch and putt

Bowling Alley
Glow Bowl.
Open 11:00am - 12midnight every day

Donegal Adventure Centre
Dinglei Coush: Including: Mountain Biking, Archery, Hill walking, Horse riding, Dive boarding, Surfing and Water sports

18 hole championship links course.

Sea angling available locally.

Excellent range of gaming arcades and funfair.

Wide choice of eating places covering a range of world cuisine

The entertainment capital of the north west, choose from concerts, cabaret, nightclubs and traditional pub music sessions.

With world class beach and reef breaks Bundoran is a popular destination for both surfers and body boarders.

Blue Flag Beach
EU award winning for it's cleanliness and water quality, this sandy beach located just a short distance from the main street. ; Popular with families and safe for bathing with lifeguards on patrol.

Rossnowlagh beach
The heavenly cove and 4km Blue Flag Beach accessible by car.

The Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh
Visitors centre and beautiful gardens overlooking the beach.

Arts ; and ; Crafts shop Rossnowlagh
Various crafts produced on premises.
Donegal Town

Magees Donegal Tweed
View the largest selection of hand-woven Donegal Tweed in the World. ; Over 300 fabric samples or patterns to select from.

Donegal Castle
Recently restored 15th century O' Donnell Clan castle in the centre of the town.

Donegal Craft Village
Eight workshops: - handmade pottery batik, jewellery, metalwork, Uilleann pipes, Porcelain Ceramics and hand weaving.

Donegal Bay Waterbus
Tour Donegal Bay, featuring the burial place of "Red Hugh O' Donnell ", the old Franciscan Abbey, French Man's Anchor, the Coastal guard station and Seal Island.

Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
Restored station buildings are now home to exhibitions dedicated to guiding you through the history of the railways in County Donegal.

Blue Stack Way
Waymarked walking route between Donegal Town and Ardara.

Donegal Golf Club
18 hole links course at Murvagh.

Lough Eske.
Circular touring route around the Lough and Blue Stack Mountains.

Ireland's Gaeltacht
Donegal safeguards Ireland's largest Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking area). ; Here the Irish language is an everyday community language for many of the inhabitants reflecting a rich Gaelic heritage - a heritage of hospitality, great music, song and dance.

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