Ardara, County Donegal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ardara

Ard an Rátha
Town
Front Street, Ardara
Front Street, Ardara
Ardara is located in Ireland
Ardara
Ardara
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°46′00″N 8°24′00″W / 54.766667°N 8.4°W / 54.766667; -8.4Coordinates: 54°46′00″N 8°24′00″W / 54.766667°N 8.4°W / 54.766667; -8.4
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
Elevation45 m (148 ft)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Urban
731
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceG731906
Websitewww.ardara.ie
Looking down south at Front Street in Ardara
Kilclooney dolmen near Ardara
Glengesh Pass looking NE through glacial valley into Ardara

Ardara (English: /ˈɑːrdrə/; Irish: Ard an Rátha, meaning "height of the fort"[3]) is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is located on the N56 and R261 roads. The community has a population of 731, per the 2011 Census, an increase of about 30% since 2006.[2] Scenic points near the town include the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point.[citation needed] In 2012, The Irish Times named it the best village in which to live in Ireland.[4]

History[edit]

The Donegal County Directory for 1862 shows the administrative positions that were held in the county in that year, including several in Ardara.[5]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maps, Weather, and Airports for Ardara, Ireland Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Apr 2012. p. 53. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Ard an Rátha/Ardara". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ "'Best place is where you and your family flourish'". The Irish Times. June 18, 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  5. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ardara, County Donegal at Wikimedia Commons