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An Clochán Liath (called Dungloe or Dunglow in English) is a Gaeltacht town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the main town in The Rosses and the largest in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

There is a river at the bottom of the town and years ago the only crossing was over a grey granite slab lying in the riverbed, hence the Irish name of the town, an Clochán Liath, which means the grey stepping-stone.[3] The bridge was built in 1762.

The Mary From Dungloe International Festival is a popular Irish music festival held annually in Dungloe, the capital of the Rosses region in County Donegal. This 10 day festival usually takes place at the end of July. The festival has grown in popularity over the years and now regularly attracts thousands of visitors to the area.

The festival is centered around a pageant to ascertain which contestant best reflects the spirit of the festival. This contestant is then crowned “Mary From Dungloe”. The winner holds the title for a year and during that time she acts as a goodwill ambassador for the festival. The Dungloe Festival was launched in 1967.

He is one of Donegal’s greatest ambassadors and now Daniel O’Donnell has his own museum/visitors’ centre in Dungloe. The Daniel O”Donnell Visitor Centre is an amazing tribute to the Kincasslagh singer. The centre is a Museum dedicated to his life. It will take you through his childhood, adolescence and into the world renowned icon he is today.

If you are a fan of Daniel O’Donnell then you will not want to miss a trip to Dungloe to experience this dedicated permanent tribute to the boy from Donegal.

Errigal (An Earagail in gaelige), is mountain near Gweedore and it is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains, the tallest peak in County Donegal, and the 76th tallest peak in Ireland.

Errigal is also the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountain chain, called the “Seven Sisters” by locals. On a clear day enjoy amazing views towards Muckish, Tory Island, Bloody Foreland and Slieve Snaght.

After reaching the summit, people usually walk the short but exposed walk along ‘One Man’s Pass’ which leads across to the second and lower of the twin summits. No special equipment is needed to climb the mountain, but caution is advised.