Urris

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Urris
Village
Urris is located in Ireland
Urris
Urris
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°15′45″N 7°24′45″W / 55.2625°N 7.4125°W / 55.2625; -7.4125Coordinates: 55°15′45″N 7°24′45″W / 55.2625°N 7.4125°W / 55.2625; -7.4125
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference B847228

Urris (Irish: Iorras) is an area in the west of the parish of Clonmany, in County Donegal, Ireland. The area hosts the Urris Gaelic Athletic Association team for Gaelic football, which has a pitch located just outside Urris, in the Townland of Straid.[1]

Gap of Mamore.

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Urris has some local tourist attractions, such as Lenan, Tullagh and Rockstown sandy beaches and a number of raised peeble beaches, Lenan pier and Gap of Mamore - the site of a holy well where Saint Columbanus is believed to have vanquished the water dragon Giollamach, Dunaff Head is the site of Ireland's oldest neolithic campsite.

There is still a number of traditional thatched cottages in good condition within Urris, the townland of Urrismanagh also contains some fine examples of reconstructed traditional housing.

The Holy Well at Mamore.

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