Discover Ardara

Ardara is a small village in County Donegal in Ireland. It is the capital of tweed and has an international reputation for its wool weaving skills. The town has the advantage of being located in the heart of a magnificent wilderness: a corner between ocean and mountains that is well worth a visit!

Visit Ardara

An ultra-touristic village

Ardara is one of the popular villages and often saturated in summer. It is here, in this charming town centre with its colourful facades, that dozens of tourist buses pour in every day, coming to push the door of the town’s craft shops.

For it is here, in Ardara, that you can buy the best tweed in the country. Same thing for the famous Aran sweater (or Irish sweater): a pure new wool garment that everyone is tearing off!

The city centre is very pleasant: lots of shops, irish pubs and restaurants. There is also a wide range of accommodation on offer: Ardara is really cut out for tourism and is full of exceptional places to sleep in a cosy and comfortable setting.

Ardara also has an excellent reputation for Irish music. The town is proud to be the birthplace of some of the dancers of the Irish Riverdance troupe.

In addition, the village organizes a much-anticipated festival every year: an event that takes place in May, and which brings together the best musicians in Ireland. All of them devote themselves to their passion: traditional Irish music! During these moments, the whole town is overwhelmed: singing, dancing and partying… and the Guinness barrels are being emptied at a crazy pace!

If you prefer nature, don’t miss the Glengesh Pass, located a stone’s throw from the village. All you have to do is put on your walking boots and set off on an exotic hike where the wide open spaces offer breathtaking views.

Ardara : discover the map

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Ardara: activities and places to visit

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A mountain pass like no other, offering a breathtaking view over the valley!

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Mysterious dolmens, still imbued with a history that has not been fully brought to light.

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Lost on an island, in the middle of Loughadoon Lake, stands a magnificent historical building: the Doon Fort. To visit absolutely!

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A pretty waterfall located in a wild and authentic setting. Far from being unavoidable, it is still worth a short stop.

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Maghera beach and caves is a sumptuous beach, lined with intriguing caves... Ardara beach is really worth the detour!

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