Ardara, County Donegal

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Ard an Rátha
Front Street, Ardara
Front Street, Ardara
Ardara is located in Ireland
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
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South-West
Elevation[1] 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Urban 731
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G731906
Looking down south at Front Street in Ardara
Kilclooney dolmen near Ardara
Glengesh Pass looking NE through glacial valley into Ardara

Ardara (Irish: Ard an Rátha, meaning "height of the fort"[3]), pronounced "Ardra", 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] Some of the main scenic points near the town are the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point.[citation needed]

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Donegal County Directory for 1862[edit]

The Donegal County Directory for 1862 [4] shows the governmental positions that were held in this county in 1862.

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