Portnablagh

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Portnablagh
Port na Bláiche
Town
Portnablagh is located in Ireland
Portnablagh
Portnablagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°10′41″N 7°55′57″W / 55.17813°N 7.93263°W / 55.17813; -7.93263Coordinates: 55°10′41″N 7°55′57″W / 55.17813°N 7.93263°W / 55.17813; -7.93263
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference C055307
View across Sheephaven Bay from Port-na-blagh with Horn Head in the background
A view of Portnablagh beach at dusk.

Portnablagh (Irish: Port na Bláiche, meaning, depending on translation, either 'port of the flowers' or 'harbour of the buttermilk', from the rough seas in the area.) is a small village in County Donegal, Ireland. Portnablagh (also written in English as Port-na-Blagh) is located on Donegal's North West coast, specifically the west side of Sheephaven Bay. It is on the N56 road.[1]

Portnablagh, along with neighbouring Dunfanaghy, is well known for its beaches and picturesque harbour. It attracts many tourists, mostly from Northern Ireland, every summer.

The small harbour is well protected on 3 sides and has a relatively short slipway which gets frequent use by fishing and pleasure boat owners, particularly during summer months. It provides access for boat owners to a large number of beaches in Sheephaven Bay, many of which are only accessible on foot or by sea.

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