Ramelton Holiday Homes Donegal
Ramelton, (Rathmelton) on the shores of Lough Swilly, is an elegant Georgian town in a county that is better known for its natural attractions. The village was settled by English and Scots planters during the Ulster Plantation of the 17th century and is the site of the oldest Presbyterian church in Ireland. Letterkenny, Donegal’s largest town, is a 10 min drive away.
The 1995 television program “The Hanging Gale”, which told of the Potato Famine of the 19th century was filmed along the town’s quays. Ramelton is home to the Donegal Ancestry Centre which is the official family history research/Genealogy Centre for County Donegal and provides a comprehensive research service for people seeking their Donegal Ancestors.
Nearby attractions include Fanad Lighthouse – one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s Signature Points.
Many of the buildings in Ramelton date from its heyday as a port during the prosperous years of the 18th and early 19th centuries and there is much for the architectural enthusiast to view in the town. Ramelton has many shops, restaurants and bars with live music. Be sure to check out the Bridge Bar seafood restaurant. The beach at Rathmullan is a 10 min drive away