Falcarragh is a small town located on the North-West coast of Donegal in
Ireland. It is the main town in the parish of Cloch Cheann Fhaola
(Cloughaneely) in a Gaeltacht region where Irish is the main language
The town's name, An Fál Carrach, means 'The Rugged Fence' but
historically it is also known as Na Crois Bhealaí, meaning 'The
Crossroads'. An Fál Carrach is situated on a narrow inlet of
Ballyness Bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and has a population of
around 800 people.
The town is surrounded by some of Donegal's most spectacular scenery.
The Derryveagh Mountain range can be seen from Falcarragh, with the
peaks of Errigal rising up on the south and Muckish Mountain to the
south east. Tory and Inisboffin Islands can also be seen from the town.
Tory Island (Oileáin Thoraigh), the largest of the islands, is 9 miles
from the mainland and has a resident population of around 100 people.
Tory can be visited by ferries which run daily in the summer from the
nearby Magheraroarty Pier.