Culture

Donegal not only boasts some of the most breath-taking natural scenery in the world, those culturally curious visitors will also have plenty to keep them busy. From the 16th century Abbey in Rathmullan to the 19th century Glebe Gallery in Churchill, there is no shortage of places of historical interest within reach of Rathmullan House.

‘The flight of the Earls’ which took place in 1607 is often described as the beginning of modern Irish history. It was the pier in Rathmullan from which the last of the Irish clan leaders left the country for good and the event is now commemorated by a magnificent statue on Rathmullan beach.

Local historian Deirdre Friel works closely with Rathmullan House and during summer months conducts historical tours of both Rathmullan and Ramelton. These tours paint a vivid image of how our little village has played its part in Irish history and the many characters that have been involved throughout the centuries. For more information on Donegal Heritage Trails, have a look at Deirdre's website.

www.donegalheritagetrails.com

A short trip to Letterkenny will offer guests the opportunity to a variety of productions taking place at an Grianan theatre ranging from Shakespeare to comedy and everything in between. Glenveagh national park is renowned internationally for its Victorian castle, spectacular treks, golden eagles and wild deer. A trip to Glenveagh is a must for visitors to Donegal with a thirst to really immerse themselves in our beautiful county.