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Heritage

Donegal’s built heritage extends from native buildings which reflect the local materials, needs and traditions of the area e.g. thatched cottages and stone-roofed structures to formal architecture, such as country houses and estates. The variety of historical eras which could be set in Donegal range from our earliest constructions: a number of megalithic tombs, dating back to 4000BC, right through to the present day. We have over 3000 historical monuments and another 3000 structures of architectural importance. Donegal’s industrial heritage in terms of buildings is also noteworthy, with great examples of mills and bridges. We also have a number of churches and chapels of architectural merit, some of which can be seen in our locations gallery.