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Gweedore

Gweedore is a village, townland and parish on the Atlantic Coast in the north west of Donegal. It stretches 26km from Meenaclady in the north to Crolly in the south and around 14km from Dunlewey in the east to Magheraclogher in the west and is one of Europe's most densely populated rural areas. Located in the Gaeltacht, it is the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland and is home of the northwest regional studios of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, as well as an external campus of NUI Galway. Gweedore includes the villages Bunbeg, Derrybeg, Dunlewey, Crolly and Brinalack and sits in the shade of Donegal's highest peak, Errigal. It is known for being a cradle of Irish culture with old Irish customs, traditional music, threatre, GAA and the Irish language playing a central role in the lives of local people. This, along with its scenery and many beaches, has made the area a popular tourist destination. Gweedore and the neighbouring districts of Cloughaneely and the Rosses are collectively known locally as "the three parishes". They form a social and cultural region distinct from the rest of the county, with Gweedore serving as the main centre for socialising and industry. The area has a business park as well as a number of supermarkets, convenience stores, beauticians, hairdressers, garages, pharmacists, pubs, cafes, B&Bs and five well established hotels. There are five primary schools in the area which are all Irish-speaking, as well as a post primary school, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair. The area is known for its distinct physical features with one of the major landmarks being 'Bád Eddie' (Eddie's Boat)/'Cara na Mara' (Friend of the Sea), a shipwreck which has been situated on Magherclogher beach since the early 70s where it had run ashore due to rough seas. Coaches that operate from Gweedore include Collins Coaches Donegal to Glasgow, Feda Ó Dónaill, Coyle's Coaches, John McGinley, Patrick Gallagher Coaches, Crónán Mac Pháidín private hire coaches and a bus route serving the local airport. There is a number of sports clubs in the area as well as a nine hole golf course. There are four Catholic churches in the area as well as a Church of Ireland church in Bunbeg.

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AMV €90,000
Sappagh, Muff, Donegal
5 beds 3 baths 215m 2Energy Rating