The village of Glenties is a five times winner of Ireland’s Tidy Towns competition. Located in the heart of the Donegal Mountains, at the meeting point of the two glens on the northwest edge of the Blue Stack Mountains, it is the largest centre of population in the Parish of Inniskeel. Surrounded by majestic mountains on three sides, the western side of the valley opens out into the Atlantic Ocean. With its abundance of trees and bushes, contrasting sharply with the treeless mountains of the approaches, the town has been described as an oasis. All around the glens and mountains are scenic walks and drives which tempt the visitor into exploration by car, bicycle or foot. Nearby seaside villages include Narin and Portnoo where golf is also available. Along the rugged coast are bays, beaches and beautiful coastal scenery.