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The Killaghtee Heritage Trail

The Killaghtee Heritage Trail consists of over 14 sites of historical interest, stunning views and local facilities. From 4,500 year old wedge tombs to the local park built built in 2023, we have it all.

Find out more on locations and history below. Visit each of the sites along the trail to find our heritage signage* with even more information, sponsored by Donegal County Council's Minor Tourism Grant. A wealth of information, for each site, can be found on the further information links below.

 

We recommend using are car for most of these locations, but we are working on introducing new walking trails. Click here for more information.

*Signs coming soon.
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Ballysaggart Friary

Built by the McSwyne Clan, to show their devotion to the Franciscan Order, in the late 1400s.

GPS: 54.594158, -8.392848

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The Old Killaghtee Church

Home to the famous Killaghtee Cross gravestone, which dates from 650AD. At times the churchyard has been a site of both Catholic and Protestant worship. 

GPS: 54.627407, -8.378622

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McSwyne's Castle

By the mid 1400's this castle was home to the mighty McSwyne Clan. While the castle is now just a ruin, their descendants live on in the Sweeney Clan.

GPS: 54.620614, -8.377074

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The Point

The lighthouse, EIRE sign and WW2 Lookout Post are surrounded by amazing views across Donegal Bay, Sligo and beyond.

GPS: 54.568799, -8.458601

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Dunkineely

Dunkineely has been a human settlement since at least the Bronze Age, or approximately 4,500 years. Fáilte go dtí an ceantar. 

GPS: 54.630892, -8.365783

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