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Ionad Teampall Chróine

The Ionad is an ideal place to start your search for the heritage of the Rosses. It contains the area’s Tourist Information Office and is home to The Library for the Rosses, with its excellent research and local history section, is also located here.


hosts a variety of both heritage and photographic exhibitions along with other artefacts on display, focusing on our musical heritage.

Tourist Information Office opening hours:




Monday - Friday 10.00 - 5.00 (Lunch 1.00 - 2.00)

Saturday: 11.00 - 4.00 (During July & August)

Contact :   Tel: 00 353 74 95 22198



ionad teampall chroine

The Rosses of West Donegal, bounded by the Gweebarra estuary to the south and the Gweedore estuary to the north, with the Rosses and Donegal’s largest inhabited island, Arranmore Island, to the west and Doochary to the east as the land climbs into the spectacular Glendowan Pass. It is an area steeped in history and heritage going back well over 5,000 years. The earliest settlers to what we now call Donegal lived along the coast and the estuaries where food was plentiful, not inland which was heavily wooded. Evidence of their settlements can be seen at Dooey beach on the Gweebarra estuary, at Toome in the hills above Lettermacaward, at Maghery, on Arranmore. Every townland in the Rosses has a story to tell, an old ruin which could tell a tale and many people in the range of heritage centres who’ll be more than happy to talk about the old times, how it used to be.

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