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Ardara

Ard an Rátha
Town
Front Street, Ardara
Front Street, Ardara
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Coordinates: 54°46′00″N 8°24′00″W / 54.766667°N 8.4°W / 54.766667; -8.4Coordinates: 54°46′00″N 8°24′00″W / 54.766667°N 8.4°W / 54.766667; -8.4
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2016)
732
Irish Grid Reference G731906
Ardanratha
Looking down south at Front Street in Ardara
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Kilclooney dolmen near Ardara
Glacial Valley Ardara Glengesh Pass
Glengesh Pass looking NE through glacial valley into Ardara

Ardara ( ard-RAH; Irish: Ard an Rátha, meaning height of the fort) is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is located on the N56 and R261 roads. The population as of the 2016 census was 732. The population of 731 at the 2011 Census represented an increase of about 30% since 2006. In 2012, The Irish Times named it the best village in which to live in Ireland.

Donegal County Directory for 1862

The Donegal County Directory for 1862 shows the governmental positions that were held in this county in 1862.

Notable people

  • Bibi Baskin, television personality
  • Damian Diver, Gaelic footballer
  • John Doherty, musician
  • Eileen Flynn, Traveller activist and Senator
  • Martin Gavigan, Gaelic footballer
  • Paddy McGrath, Gaelic footballer
  • Anthony Molloy, captained Donegal in their first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title-winning season in 1992
  • Pat Shovelin, Donegal goalkeeping coach in their second All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title-winning season in 2012
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