Ballybofey-Stranorlar, County Donegal

County Donegal is home to census town of Ballybofey-Stranorlar, which itself consists of the two towns, Ballybofey and Stranorlar. These villages are located opposite each other on the banks of River Finn, which draws anglers in hordes as it is one of the best salmon fishing areas of Europe. The twin towns are also located in the vicinity of the scenic Drumboe Woods and the historical Drumboe Castle of Elizabethan times. Apart from being the market centres of the whole Finn Valley, these towns are considered the gateway to the unexplored and enchanting Glenfin.

The town of Ballybofey is derives its name from the Irish term Bealach Feich, meaning Faich's Pass. It is located on the southern side of the river, is bigger in size than Stranorlar and has better hotels and pubs than its twin. This scenic town is the host of the annual Twin Towns Festival and home to the Finn Harps, the League of Ireland football side that plays its home games in the Finn Park that is located in this town. Its sporting legacy is further accentuated with the Sean MacCumhail Park, where all home games of Donegal GAA are played.

The smaller town of the two, Stranorlar's name gets its inspiration from Srath an Urláir, which means valley of the floor or flat-bottomed valley in Irish. This town is very quaint and lies close to the Drumboe Woods, where people go for long walks along the bank of River Finn. At the outskirts of the town lies The Steeple, a small rocky ridge that attracts walkers, as they can see the hillfort of The Grianan of Aileach from its zenith. Sports are also quite popular here, with the town having a dedicated track for the Finn Valley Athletics Club. Apart from that, the lush 18 hole golf course and Lough Alann bird sanctuary drawing people in huge numbers towards this town.

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Museums
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Golf
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Beaches
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