A view of Machaire Rabhartaigh strand, October 2011
|• Dáil Éireann||Donegal South-West|
|Area code(s)||074, +000 353 74|
|Irish Grid Reference|
Machaire Rabhartaigh (formerly anglicized as Magheraroarty), meaning "plane of the spring tide/plane of roarty", is a Gaeltacht village and townland on the north-west coast of County Donegal, Ireland. It is in the parish of Cloughaneely and its main access road is the R257. It has been home to a Gael Linn Irish Language Summer School since 1981 which runs three courses for teenagers aged 12–18 every summer and has an intake of about 200 students per course.
The village has a port suited for fishing vessels. It is the main ferry port for Tory Island.
It attracts many tourists during the summer and watersports enthusiasts visit the area to windsurf/surf/kitesurf and to go kayaking in the bay. A natural reef exists to the left of the pier which provides excellent surf throughout the year. Anemities include Coll's Bar, a café and Scoil Naomh Dubhthach Machaire Rabhartaigh, an Irish-speaking primary school.
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