Glenties Accommodations

Glenties is a very small town in County Donegal. It is renowned as Ireland's tidiest town, winning the coveted title for the 5th time in 1995. It consists of one main street only but there is no doubt this town offers memorable accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals.

One of its most striking buildings is its unusual church, St Connell's, which was built in 1974 to replace the old church. The building has a flat roof sloping to the ground at a sharp angle. The original bell from the first church is still used today in the newer church. St. Connell is the patron saint of the parish. Liam McCormack won a European Award for its design in 1974. St. Connell's Museum & Heritage Centre houses a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Next door is the Courthouse, built in 1843 which is still in use, below which can be seen old cell bars.

The R250 road from Letterkenny takes 45 minutes by car and passes through a scenic area that includes Meenaroy Mountain and Fintown Lake. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the western side of the valley opens out into the Atlantic Ocean. With its abundance of trees and bushes, contrasting sharply with the treeless mountains of the approaches, the town has been described as an oasis. Various lodging and accommodation choices will ensure that its visitors are comfortable. From vacation rental, condo rental and apartment rental to choose from, Glenties will not disappoint.

The R252 from Ballybofey takes 40 minutes, a nice detour from which is the R253, which winds along the edge of the Bluestack Mountains before dropping down in the Glen of Glenties. The N56 route from Donegal Town / Killybegs comes over the hills at Aighe, with nice views of the sea before going through Ardara and turning East towards Glenties. It takes 50 minutes from Donegal Town via Killybegs and Ardara, or 30 minutes via the R262 road via Frosses.

Glenties is situated at the meeting of two glens, and two rivers; the Owenea and Stranaglough. It is fairly isolated and the surrounding area is rugged, wild and beautiful, best explored by car or, for the fitter visitor, by bicycle. Bicycle hire is available in nearby Ardara. Find a local area map at your town centre accommodation, vacation rental or apartment rental.

The best way to see Glenties is by short walks around the area. These include circular walks around Mullantiboyle and Tullyard, The Rock and Meenahalla. These routes go by back roads and follow the local rivers, the Owenea and Stranaglough.

For more serious walkers, there are various hillwalking routes around town. The GAP Trail follows the route of a former bogcutter's railway, 2kms outside Glenties, and is a nice short excursion. The Bluestack Way is a more challenging route, coming over the Bluestack Mountains from Donegal Town and Lough Eske before coming through Glenties and following the River Owenea to Ardara. Slí na Finne is a nearby loop route around Fintown Lake and Ballinamore, passing into the Bluestack Mountains and The Croaghs. Another local scenic route is a walk by backroads from Doochary, on the Gweebarra Estuary to Fintown. The Ardara Walking Festival takes place in March every year in nearby Ardara.

Accommodations, vacation rentals and apartment rentals are available year round and will provide visitors with memorable stay.

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  • Located in a Gated Community Over Looking the Mouth of Cork Harbour

    Located in a Gated

    Cork: Apartment
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #202627
    €130 to €130 EUR/night Credit Card
    Located in a gated community on the mouth of Cork Harbour, this 2 bedroom property has a view over a landscaped courtyard with water feature and the early morning marine traffic can be seen entering the harbour. Designated basement parking for 1 car with lift access from the basement .
  • Rural Countryside Cottage ( wifi available )

    Rural Countryside Cottage

    Leamlara: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #202628
    €60 to €60 EUR/night  
    Traditional style cottage recently refurbished to make it warm and comfortable in a rural location in East Cork where the primary focus of activity is agriculture. Car essential. Located on lands once owned by the Standish Barry Estate (an old English estate long gone) where the ruins of the old house are located in Woodlands a mile away. An ideal touring base for the Cork, Kerry, Waterford region,
  • Come to the River Shannon for your Holidays

    Come to the River Shannon

    Banagher: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #204266
    €85 to €95 EUR/night Pet Friendly Star Rating
    Located on a farm only 2.5 miles from Banagher town in Co. Offaly, Ireland. The Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon. If your passion is fishing then our Cottage is the place for you. Its location near the River Shannon makes the Ashtree an angler's dream Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks and tours, great Fishing, ( coarse fishing - pike fishing is particularly rewarding). Its proximity to several golf courses, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants and Hotels make it a great holiday location . Most of the pubs serve really good food and creamy Guinness .
  • Beautifully restored historic country cottage.

    Beautifully restored

    New Ross CO: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #76596
    €50 to €50 EUR/night Credit Card Paypal
    Seventeenth century cottage located on a working farm in the heart of south east Ireland restored with all modern conveniences, suitable for a family or two couples eager to explore Ireland from a beautiful rural setting. View of the farmyard and of the rolling fields behind the house.
  • Holiday by the River Shannon in Ireland

    Holiday by the River

    Banagher: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #12794
    €70 to €70 EUR/night Pet Friendly
    Marian and John invite you to rent this 300-year-old farm homestead, located near the River Shannon in Ireland in the centre of Ireland, only 1 Km from the River Shannon. The cottage is well placed for touring Ireland. This cottage is Irish Tourist Board approved and has been lovingly restored, keeping as much as possible of the 'Old World' character of the cottage while adding all the modern comforts. The wide bridge which crosses the River Shannon to County Galway opens the way to tour the west of Ireland. Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, river cruises, golf courses, Bog walks and rail tours, great Fishing, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants, and Hotels. This is the only rental property on the farm and it has been the McDonald family home for generations. It is located close to the main farmhouse, in a nice farm garden with an orchard. Our local town Banagher welcomes visitors. There is a variety of pubs so you can enjoy a quiet drink or follow the sound of singing and traditional music which can be heard on the street to a lively pub session. On a warm night listen to the distinctive sound of the corncrake on the bridge or go on a Corncrake Evening organized by Bird watch Ireland during the summer. Heating - There is oil-fired central heating. The living room has an Aga type solid fuel range (peat turf is supplied free). Electricity is included in the price. All bed linen and towels are provided and are included in the rental price. There is a wired internet connection in the cottage and Wi-Fi can be accessed outside the cottage. There is a colour TV and dining and sitting area. Other facilities: For children the cottage contains a cot and high chair and there is a swing on the chestnut tree for the children. There is a patio and barbeque area at the rear of the cottage in the orchard. For the fisherman there is a lock up tackle shed with fridge-freezer for bait and equipment storage. The rail over the solid fuel cooker is ideal for drying wet fishing gear also there is some drying facilities in the tackle shed. Boat hire locally also bait and tackle. You can have your fire lighted before you return from your days outing on request. A kennel is provided for pets.
  • Holiday Cottage on Elevated Site with Mature Garden Set in Beautiful Donegal

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    Carrigart: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #212079
    €80 to €150 EUR/night  
    Carrigart is a small village on the Rosguill Peninsula of County Donegal. The village enjoys a busy tourist season being both itself a popular destination and also because of it's proximity to the many beaches of nearby Downings. A small town park, Stand Park, was built a number of years ago by the local community and is situated behind the main street and along the shoreline. For outdoor enthusiasts there are many forest and beach walks, hill walking, surfing, horse riding, golf, pitch and putt. There is a heated saltwater swimming pool and dive centre 2 miles from the house and a leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna, gym and kids activity centre 5 miles away House features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with walk in shower Modern kitchen living /dinning room Freeview TV-(English and Irish channels) WI-FI Oil fire -Central heating and open fire Oil fired central heating and open fire.

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