Glenties is a small town with a population of about 1,000 located in a valley surrounded by mountains on three sides.
It is a pretty, well kept town which won the all Ireland Tidy Towns competition five times. It is on the N56 route at the west of the county.
Things to see and do in Glenties
The town is at the confluence of two rivers which are regarded as very good for fishing and all around the area are scenic walks and drives. Just a few kilometres away visitors encounter the wild Atlantic coastline with its rugged scenery and some beautiful beaches.
The McGill Summer School
The school was founded in 1981 in Glenties to celebrate the local peet novelist and journalist, Patrick MacGill who wrote in the early 20th century about social conditions in Donegal, the plight of migrant workers in Britain and the horrific suffering of the First World War.
The school has grown to be an important forum for discussion of topics of national and international interest. It is a kind of think tank which is often addressed by government ministers, business leaders, academics, economists, sociologists journalists and others.
Lough Doon Ring Fort, the Famine Graveyard, Narin Blue Flag beach 10km from Glenties, St. Connell’s Church and St. Connells Cultural and Heritage Museum.
Accommodation in Glenties
The Highlands Hotel
Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel (Ardara)
Bed and Breakfast
Station House Glenties
Avalon House B&B