An tSean Bheairic, Falcarragh Visitor Centre

An tSean BheairicHere at the Falcarragh Visitor Centre, you can immerse yourself in the lives of our rural ancestors from Falcarragh and its surroundings.

Falcarragh, a Gaeltacht region in Donegal, is a market town in the parish of Cloughaneely, which is located in Northwest Donegal on the N56 route, approximately 45km from Letterkenny.

The area surrounding Falcarragh is one of amazing natural beauty, with the Derryveagh mountains to one side and the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Drumnatinney, Ballyness Bay and Magheroarty on the other. The islands of Tory and Innisboffin lie just off the coast. This varied landscape is ideal for outdoor  activity enthusiasts.
Have a look at our Activities Page for some ideas on things to do in this scenic corner of Donegal.

Magheroarty

Magheroarty Beach

Errigal Mountain

Drumnatinney beach

The northwest of Donegal is a storehouse of history and heritage with tombs, castles, houses and artefacts dating back thousands of years. The Visitor Centre at an tSean Bheairic is the focal point in the community for information on activities in the area. The Centre combines this ideal location with a wealth of information and artefacts to tastefully depict aspects of Ireland’s language, culture, heritage, history and memories of our ancestors’ lifestyles.

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    Seanchas Chloich Cheann Fhaola

    Seanchas Chloich Cheann Fhaola

    The History and Folklore of Cloughaneely. A scenic drive through historic Northwest Donegal. Eagarthóir; Seán Ó Canainn, B.A., LLB, Aturnae le Dlí Twenty one years since the first publication, this popular book has been re-edited and published in the new. The stories and historic content have been developed by the addition of new articles, along with […]

    An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal

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    This atlas consists of around ninety articles from over fifty contributors covering a wide range of topics that are central to the cultural and natural heritage of Donegal. While the county has received a considerable degree of attention from historians and archaeologists in the past, there has been no one major work to bring together […]

    Aspects of our rich inheritance: Cloughaneely

    Aspects of our rich inheritance

    Cloughaneely and its people from pre-Christian times to the present day. History, architecture, folklore, legend, and language are combined together with original photographs and illustrations.

    Spiritual Sites of Donegal

    Spiritual Sites of Donegal

    Donegal has many beautiful, mystical places. Spiritual sites are places that peace, myths and legends come together and this book has tried to capture this essence. This is an outline of Virginia’s turas or spiritual journey. You get a flavour of what can be experienced from these spiritual sites. This book is unique as it […]

    Lug’s forgotten Donegal kingdom

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    Using archaeology, history, place-names, mythology and folklore, this book examines one of the smallest territorial units in Ireland from the beginning of history c.600, and traces its development to c.1100. It argues that these people from a remote area of Donegal constituted a tiny kingdom that had an ongoing association with the pagan god Lug – Lugh Lámhfhada. […]

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