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The Gaeltacht

Co Donegal

The Gaeltacht is the area in Donegal where the Irish language is spoken and where the traditions of Irish song, dance and folklore prevail. Cill Chartha (Kilcar), Gelann Colm Cille, and Ard a’ Ratha ( Ardara) are home to craft workshops producing hand-woven Donegal Tweed. Moving North along the craggy coastline, and somewhat inland, one comes to Donegal’s Gaeltacht Lar ( central Gaeltacht), located between Gweebara bay, Gleann Fhinne, and Glendowen. Head north and you enter theRosses, Gaoth Dobhair and Cloich Fhaola, areas of haunting natural beauty. The most northerly point of the Donegal Gaeltacht is located via the Rosguill Peninsula with journey’s end at Fanad Head. The heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht can be found near the mystic mountains of the Derryveagh range and the scenic Poisoned Glen.