Cuachta irdir cnoic iardheisceart Dhún na nGall, tá Gleann Cholm Cille ina shiombail dóchais ag pobail bheaga ar fud na hÉireann ó bhi na 1950iann. De thairbhe go bhfuil an t-úr agus an traidisiúnta fite fuaite frid a chéile anseo, tá bri agus beatha ann nach bhfuil i móran áiteacha eile in iarthar na tire.

Áit bhreá la ar bith sa bhliain is ea Gleann Cholm Cille. Tagann athrach ar an athrach le himeacht na séasúr; ni bhionn an fharraige nó na cnoic choiche mar an gcéanna; bionn iontas úr i gcónai roimh an té a bhios amuigh ag siúl. San oiche cluinfidh tú togha na bhfidléiri ag ceartú ceoil sna tithe leanna nó duine ag canadh Lá chois cuain, Cailini deasa Shrath Laoighill nó An seanduine dóitre.

I bhfad i ndiaidh don fhidléir a bhogha a ligint sios, nuair atá cosa an damhsóra socair agus an t-amhrán deireanach ráite, beidh cuimhne agat ar Ghleann Cholm Cille. Áit ar leith.



Tucked into the rugged landscape of Southwest Donegal, Gleann Cholm Cille (or Glencolmcille) has been a symbol of hope and success to other emigration-drained areas since the 1950s. Here, by valuing both tradition and innovation, a small community has maintained its cultural vitality.

Gleann Cholm Cille is a joy to visit at any time of the year. Both shore and hills change dramatically with the seasons, heightening the attraction for the walker. At night some of Ireland's leading musicians play in quiet pubs and accomplished singers draw on an extensive repertoire of local song. Long after the bow is put away, when the dancing feet are still and the last song sung, you will remember Gleann Cholm Cille. A place apart.


Glencolmcille is situated on the Slieve League Peninsula at the south-west point of Donegal - an area starting to be known as the Donegal Highlands and part of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive. The area is bounded on the south by the mountains of Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) and Leahan and on the north by Slieve Tooey. To the west lies the restless Atlantic Ocean.

Glencolmcille is a place of tremendous natural beauty and changing colours ... mountains, lakes, sea cliffs and beaches; a place of quiet roads, stone walls and fuschia-bordered lanes. It is an ancient corner of Ireland witnessed by the sites of dwellings and the tombs of the Megalithic period and by the cross inscribed stones of early Christianity.

Glencolmcille is a haven of peace and relaxation for those desiring a holiday in an unspoilt environment. We welcome you and hope you enjoy yourselves here and that you will come back again .... and again.

There are plenty of accommodation options in Glencolmcille. For more info, please see our accommodation section or visit,

Glencolmcille Agricultural Show, Bank Holiday Sunday, 6th August 2023

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