Places To Eat In Glenties
- Highlands Hotel Restaurant & Bar Food
- Maud’s Restaurant, Main Street, Glenties
- The Good Earth, Main Street, Glenties (organic soups and salads and sale of organic produce). Seating limited and booking advisable: 074 9551177.
- Jim’s Cafe, Main Street, Glenties—Traditional fish & chips a speciality. Open 11.00 am—11.00 pm. 074-9551284
Transport from the Highlands Hotel to Ardara, Portnoo and Donegal town and places in between available at low rates but advance booking at the Summer School office is essential.
Places To Visit Around Glenties
- Beaches: visit the celebrated and beautiful Narin Strand and pier in picturesque Portoo about 20 minutes by road from Glenties. There is transport available from the Highlands Hotel to Narin Strand every morning Mon-Fri leaving at 8.00 a.m. and returning at 9.15 a.m.
- Golf: 18-hole Narin & Portnoo Golf Club in a magnificent setting beside Narin Strand. Tel: 074-9545107 for bookings.
- Walking: enjoy some beautiful walks around Glenties, on Narin Strand and in the Bluestack Mountains. More info available from the Summer School office.
- Special Attraction: take a ride on the old Donegal railway, a section of which has been lovingly restored. Based at Fintown (Baile na Finne) the rail car runs along the shore of the spectacular Lough Finn. Visit the website. Or Tel: 074-9546280
What is on offer is a unique journey along the shores of a lake as grand as any in Switzerland or Minnesota.
Places Of Special Interest
- The home of the McLoones in Glenties where lived the aunts of the playwright, Brian Friel, and who inspired his classic “Dancing At Lughnasa”
- The birthplace and school of Patrick MacGill in the Glen of Glenties
- The fishing port of Killybegs/the spectacular Glenveagh National Park/the Glebe Gallery and the home of the artist, Derek Hill, donated to the nation
- The eco Dolmen Centre with one of the country’s finest dolmens at Kilclooney
- Ardara, famous for tweed/Magees, Donegal town/The Gaeltacht of Glencolumbcille (with its Turas Cholmcille, archeological sites and cliff scenery)
- The 600-metre high cliffs of Sliabh Liag near the Gaeltacht village of Teelin
- St Conal’s Church in Glenties designed by Liam McCormick
Day/half day tours available for groups. Contact Frank McGuinness at 087-2395827.