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Bay View Hotel

Bay View Hotel

Main Street, Killybegs
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
4.2 out of 5 (103 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Deane's Farm Equestrian ...

£38

£38
Nesbitt Arms Hotel

Nesbitt Arms Hotel

The Diamond, Ardara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in Ardara, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ardara Fort, Owenea Bridge Standing Stone and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Sandfield Pitch and ...

£96

£96
Tara Hotel

Tara Hotel

Main Street, Killybegs
3.5 out of 5.0
1 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (101 reviews)

Situated in Killybegs, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Deane's Farm Equestrian ...

£60

£60
Woodhill House

Woodhill House

Ardara, Ardara
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ardara Fort, Owenea Bridge Standing Stone and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Sandfield Pitch ...

£87

£87
Park View

Park View

Main Street, Glenties
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Glenties, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from St Connells Cultural and Heritage Museum and within 9 miles (15 km) of Ardara ...

£70

£70
Lake House Hotel

Lake House Hotel

The Glebe, Clooney, Portnoo, Naran
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Narin Beach and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Lough Doon. Sandfield Pitch and Putt Course and Tramore Beach ...

£78

£78
Eagle's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Eagle's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Cullion Road, Lettermacaward
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Situated in Lettermacaward, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of Narin Beach, St Connells Cultural and Heritage Museum and Owenea Bridge Standing ...

£62

£62
Willow Cottage Donegal B&B

Willow Cottage Donegal B&B

Derryhenny, Doochary
3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated on the riverfront, this bed & breakfast is within 12 miles (20 km) of Narin Beach, Glenveagh National Park and St Connells Cultural and Heritage Museum. ...

£47

£47
Slieve League Lodge

Slieve League Lodge

Main Street, Carrick
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Carrick, this hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from International Applachian Trail and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Slieve League. Cliffs of Bunglass and Muckross ...

£40

£40
The Ritz Accommodation

The Ritz Accommodation

Chapel Lane, Killybegs
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Killybegs, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Deane's Farm Equestrian ...

£44

£44

Pocket Guide: Ardara Fort Ardara Fort Hotels

Located in south-west Donegal, the heritage town of Adara is at the heart of the county’s famous tweed and knitwear industry. It’s a great place to stay if you want to experience the true flavour of Ireland.

In terms of size Adara is relatively small - it has a population of around 600 - but it still manages to offer an impressive range of comfortable and affordable accommodation. There is a hotel in the town centre and several bed and breakfasts and guesthouses in the locality, many enjoying pretty coastal views. If you are on a tight budget there is also a hostel.

Hotels Close to Ancient History

Ardara sits on the River Owentocker and its name, meaning “height of the fort”, comes from the earthen ring fort which sits on top of a hill to the north-east of town. The fort is a popular tourist attraction, pulling in visitors keen to find out more about the town’s ancient past.

The area’s long history is revealed further by the Kilclooney Dolman and the Maghera Caves, both of which can be found just outside Ardara. The latter were said to provide a place of sanctuary during penal times, with local people using them to avoid detection by invading forces.

The beautiful Assaranca Waterfall is also nearby, as is the hidden gem of Bonny Glen Wood. It has its own colourful history linked to the potato famine of the mid-1800s and it can be explored via two routes, each passing three pretty lakes.

Hotels by the Beach

Once you have uncovered the area’s historic past you can relax on the beaches of Narin and Portnoo, which are a short drive from Adara. From Narin, at low tide you can walk across to the island of Inniskeel but make sure you check locally for the safest time to do it.

Festivals and Textiles

Ardara is famous for its Cup of Tae Festival - “The Sweet Cup of Tae” is a favourite reel played by Irish musicians and points to the tradition of adding a drop of whiskey to a cup of tea. The festival is held annually in late April or early May and was inspired by local musician John “The Tae” Gallagher, once described as “probably the best fiddle player of all time” by Irish broadcaster Ciaran Mathuna.

Ardara is also known for holding its St Patrick’s Day Festival on the first Sunday after St Patrick’s Day. This unusual decision was taken to give residents and visitors the chance to enjoy both the festivities in nearby Glenties, on St Patrick’s Day itself, and the events in Ardara.

Famous for its textiles, Adara’s bustling town centre is a great place to see some of Donegal’s finest tweed and knitwear weavers, as well as other craftspeople, in action.

Hotel Options

Adara has lots of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets but if you want to look a little further afield check out what’s on offer in Glenties, Killybegs, Lettermacaward and Donegal Town.