Letterkenny, from the Irish meaning “hillside of the O’Cannons”, is nicknamed “the Cathedral Town, is the largest and most populous town in County Donegal.
A short drive away is the magnificent Glenveagh National Park and Grianan Ailigh, an ancient circular stone structure, dating to 1700BC, with stunning views of the countryside.
Modern-day Letterkenny began as a market town at the start of the 17th century, during the Plantation of Ulster.
A castle, which was built in 1625, once stood near where the Cathedral of St Eunan and St Columba, stands today.
In 1798, Theobald Wolfe Tone was arrested at Laird’s Hotel in the town.
The County Museum has an exhibition telling the story of County Donegal from the Stone Age to the Twentieth Century through artifacts and contemporary photographs.
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