Bruckless

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Bruckless
An Bhroclais
Town
Round tower - Bruckless
Round tower - Bruckless
Bruckless is located in Ireland
Bruckless
Bruckless
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°38′N 8°23′W / 54.64°N 8.38°W / 54.64; -8.38Coordinates: 54°38′N 8°23′W / 54.64°N 8.38°W / 54.64; -8.38
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South–West
Population (2002)
 • Urban 200
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 074, +000 353 74
Irish Grid Reference G711767

Bruckless (Irish: an Bhroclais, meaning "badger's den") is a small village in southwest Donegal, Ireland, with a population of around 200. It lies on the N56 national secondary road which links it to Donegal Town 20 km east and to Killybegs 7 km west. The village overlooks McSwyne's Bay, an inlet in Donegal Bay. Bruckless is part of the Roman Catholic parish of Killaghtee and the diocese of Raphoe. In the Church of Ireland, it is covered by the parish of Inver and the diocese of Derry & Raphoe.

The parish church, the Church of Saints Joseph and Conal, is noted for its round tower, which can be seen from most parts of the village, and there are numerous archaeological artifacts in the area, including early Christian cross slabs. The village pub is called Mary Murrins, and the village also has a petrol station and a small supermarket.


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