Ramelton Betting Office, County Donegal

With more character than you could shake a blackthorn stick at, Ramelton’s Betting Office, as seen here, takes us back to a time and culture that’s quickly fading from memory. And we’re all the worse for it.

Just 20 or more years ago I found Ramelton to be one of the most photographable villages in Ireland. It’s not surprising it was chosen as a key location in the four McGann brothers’ superb BBC Northern Ireland/RTE TV series The Hanging Gale.

It’s a long time since I’ve been. I hope it’s kept most of its unique charm and not become too affected by the contrary trends of tourism.

Click or tap HERE and HERE to see more.

Ramelton in The Hanging Gale. The land agent’s office (far left) was built by the production company for scenes filmed on the quay.

Click HERE to see an excellent drone video of Ramelton by Proinsias Carr. Be sure to visit his website. Click or tap on the image for more detail.

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