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  • 1. Costello Memorial Chapel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Ask at the tourist office for a copy of the signposted historical walking-town-trail booklet and accompanying map (€2). A top sight is one of...Read More

  • 2. Creevelea Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded by the Franciscans in 1508, Creevelea was the last community to be established before the suppression of the monasteries by England...Read More

  • 3. Franciscan Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The ruins of the Franciscan Abbey, founded in 1474 by Hugh O'Donnell, are a five-minute walk south of town at a spectacular site perched at...Read More

  • 4. House of St. Columba

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Atop the cliff rising north of the village, House of St. Columba is a small oratory said to have been used by the saint himself. Inside, stone...Read More

  • 5. Lough Derg

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    From Whitsunday to the Feast of the Assumption (June to mid-August), tens of thousands beat a path to the shores of Lough Derg, ringed by heather...Read More

  • 6. Sligo Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A massive stone complex famed for its medieval tomb sculptures, Sligo Abbey is the town's only existing relic of the Middle Ages. Maurice FitzGerald...Read More

  • 7. St. Eunan's Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its 212-foot-high spire St. Eunan's Cathedral is the most outstanding building in Letterkenny, dominating the town, especially when illuminated...Read More

  • 8. St. John's Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Designed in 1730 by Richard Castle—the architect who gave us the spectacular Powerscourt and Russborough stately houses in County Wicklow—this...Read More

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