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Ramelton is a Bord Fáilte designated Heritage Town and the ideal location to base yourself for a holiday in Donegal,
Ireland's most beautiful North West region.
It has always been held to have a character of its own;
You'll find here a warm atmosphere, very friendly people, lovely pubs and a wealth of accommodation and shops.
Ramelton is the perfect destination for a short break, family or active holiday.


The Old Warehouses

The warehouses are amongst the most fascinated buildings in Donegal.

They formed the backdrop for the highly acclaimed television series

"The Hanging Gale".

This was made in 1995 and tells about the Famine in Ireland.
The Ramelton Story Exhibition was presented in the refurbished Steamboat Store which told the story of Ramelton from its earliest settlement to the present day. The Genealogical Research Centre for County Donegal was also located in this building.
Donegal Ancestry

Lennon Festival

It began with a small dedicated group of people in 1970.
For the past 41 years, the Lennon Festival has continued to surpass itself again and again.

The tradition takes place every July with a variety of events, including the "Queen of the Lennon", Live Music, Singing Pubs, the Carnival Parade etc.

Town Hall

The Town Hall was built in 1878 with money donated by the inhabitants.
The restoration ended in 2005, again donated by the Locals.

The local pantomime group, founded in 1956, use the Town Hall for their spectacularly performances.

Every Saturday people from the region offer fruits, vegetables, cakes, bread, self-made marmalades, hand-crafts, plants and others, here at the Country market.

River Lennon

The River Lennon has a long tradition of being a valuable fishing river.
This has brought many tourists to the area.

Over the years, the river has produced some prizes fishing trophies.

Another fine exemplar can be seen at the Bridge Bar.


Located in the historic "Old Meeting House" the Library offers a great range of books and audio / video tapes for everyone, Internet is also available.


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Town Park

Since 2002, Ramelton has its own beautiful Town Park.

A nice place to relax and to enjoy the views over the mouth of the River Lennon into the Lough Swilly and the surroundings.



To play football all year round a floodlight Astro Turf pitch is available, established in 2004.

Ramelton Town Band

Locals in the town set up a town band in 1990 which has be going from strength to strength ever since, winning many ULSTER and ALL IRELAND competitions.
Their last coup was a win of the ALL IRELAND FLEADH CEOIL
in Tullamore in 2009... with their first ever senior title.
...AND THEY DID IT AGAIN IN 2010! Click here for more!

The town band teaches music to the youth in the community with instruments ranging from the tin-whistle to percussion instruments.
The band meets up once a week at the old warehouses and travels to many competitions during the summer months.


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