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Dunfanaghy is a village in County Donegal.

Get in[edit]

Located on the northern coast, Dunfanaghy is reached by the N56 road from Letterkenny via Creeslough. alternatively, a more scenic, longer route can be taken through Dunlewey and Gweedore.

Get around[edit]

Local "hackney cabs" operate by call-out at reasonable fares. Otherwise, the best way to get about is by foot or car.


Dunfanaghy has a Market Square' in it's center, with a Market House and Quay. There are the ruins of an old church, Clondehorky Church nearby. Visits to the Capuchian Friary in Ards Forest, Marble Hill beach, Mount Errigal, Doe Castle and Glenveagh National Park can be easily made from Dunfanaghy village.



There is a golf course cloose to the village, which welcomes non-members and has a clubhouse and bar.


The old workhouse has been turned into a museum to commemorate the victims of the Great Famine (1845 to 1847).


There are several art galleries and craft shops in the village.




  • Arnold's Hotel. A bit rural, good location though.
  • Shandon. Really nice and good value, a short drive out.

Go next[edit]

There are many nice beaches in the locality and fishing trips can be organised from nearby Portnablagh. The New Lake is a haven for seabirds and is now a Special Protection Area. Also nearby is Sessiagh Lough,a small lough with a crannóg (ancient man-made island) in the middle.

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