In the sixth century, Glencolmcille was chosen as a base by St. Columba, one of Ireland’s three patron saints, along with Patrick and Brigid.
James Mc Dyer was born in a small town land called Kilraine in Glenties Co. Donegal on the 14th of September 1910. He was the youngest child of seven. Father McDyer’s most indelible impression of his childhood and adolescence was the ‘convoy’. This was the gathering of neighbours in the homes of those who were about to emigrate in order to wish them a last farewell on their trip.
The Folk Village Museum offers an excellentﾠguided tourﾠfor the visitor. In the tour you will experience life as it was in the 1700’s, 1800’s and 1900’s. The thatched cottage are exact replicas of those belonging to that era and are furnished accordingly.
The Glengesh Pass is a windy section of the road that connects Glencolmcille to Ardara. The distance between the two towns is approximately 15 miles. During the drive, motorists can enjoy the farmland, desolate moorland, and tranquil setting.
SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS
Slieve League Cliffs (or Sliabh Liag in Gaelic), situated on the south west coast of County Donegal, are said to be the one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe. To fully enjoy the spectacle of Slieve League it is best to leave your car at the car park and walk the few miles to the cliffs so as not to miss the exciting scenery of the area.
There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay as you walk towards the terrifyingly high top of Sliabh League, where the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the raging ocean. Experienced walkers only should venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man’s Pass which loops around onto the Pilgrim’s Path.