St. Connell's Museum & Heritage Centre
St. Connell's Museum and Heritage Centre, Glenties is a treasure trove of local history. The Heritage centre is named after St. Connell Caol who, in the 6th century, founded a monastic settlement on Inniskeel Island, north of Portnoo near Glenties. The Museum includes the prison cells of the late 19th century Courthouse and has many artefacts pertaining to the famine in South West Donegal. The Museum is open throughout the year and guides are available.
It includes a number of rooms, including a wildlife exhibition, a corner and a commemoration of the Great Famine of 1845-1847 which saw Donegal's potato crop destroyed. You can browse at your leisure or avail of the services of the guides available.