Ardara, County Donegal
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Ardara, County Donegal

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]) 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] In 2012, The Irish Times named it the best village in which to live in Ireland.[4]


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

See also


  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 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 2017.
  4. ^ "'Best place is where you and your family flourish'". The Irish Times. June 18, 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ [1]

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