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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    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.

    Báidín Fheidhlimidh

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    Amhráin agus dánta traidisiúnta do pháistí Songs and poems sung by children from the Donegal Gaeltacht Musical arrangement by Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde along with 58 children from schools in Donegal.

    Cloughaneely Myth and Fact

    Cloughaneely Myth and Fact

    A history of Cloughaneely in North West Donegal. Illustrated with photos & drawings. Author: Gerry Mc Laughlin. This book allows the reader to travel through the history of Cloughaneely, from the mythical age of Balor of the Evil Eye to more recent periods that shaped our nation’s destiny: the plantation, the great famine, the land […]

    ‘Ní Thuigimse Daoine Fásta’

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    Beautifully illustrated book of poems and songs for children Nellie Nic Giolla Bhride (Author), Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride (Author, Editor), Dara McGee (Illustrator) This book was launched on April 20th 2013 in Teach Jack, Gweedore

    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 […]

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