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An Fhearthainn
Narin strand
Narin strand
Narin is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference G818944

Narin (Irish: An Fhearthainn) is a small seaside village in the parish of Ardara on the southwest coast of County Donegal, Ireland. The topography is rough rolling bogland and craggy low hills. Narin Strand is a sand beach approximately two kilometres long. Inishkeel island is located approximately 250 metres from the mainland in Gweebarra Bay and can be reached on foot at low tide by crossing a tidal sand bank. The population of Narin is spread sparsely around the countryside in mostly modern housing. There is a large tourist trade served by several bed and breakfasts and caravan parks. Local amenities consist of a pub, caravan park shop and public toilets. There is also an 18-hole golf links with club house. Narin lies at an altitude of 12 metres and lies 8 km north of Ardara, 11 km northwest of Glenties and 13 km south of Dungloe. Brendan Behan stayed with his wife in Narin in 1961, where they spent much time swimming.


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