Ardara is situated close to the small River Owentocher. This heritage town is a major centre for the manufacture of hand-woven tweed with several shops along the main street selling tweeds and hand-knitted sweaters.
While in the town pay a visit to The Ardara Heritage Centre – which houses an exhibition relating the history of Donegal Tweed. The pubs of Ardara are welcoming and friendly – the visitor can experience a rich mix of traditional music.
The Owenea River provides unparalleled salmon and trout fishing and is widely regarded as one of the best in the country. Pony trekking along the golden sandy beaches is also popular.
The spectacular links golf courses at Murvagh, Donegal town and Portnoo / Narin are within a short drive. Boating and surfing can also be enjoyed nearby with some of the best Blue Flag beaches within easy reach.