Visit Donegal

Visit Donegal

Whether it’s the welcoming people or the stunning surroundings, there is something special about Donegal. Fall in love with our nature, rejoice in our culture, discover your roots.

Be prepared though, you'll want to stay forever.

Image of girl looking back while walking on the beach
Walking on the beach - Image courtesy of Florien Schiesterl
Ohio Students - Image courtesy Sonya Paclob.
Raphoe Square - Image courtesy Daragh Mc Donough
Carrickfinn Airport - Image courtesy of Máirtín Mac Crábhagáin
Carrickfinn Beach - Image courtesy of John Rafferty
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Profile

Black and White image of Charles Macklin

Charles Macklin was born near Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula.  There is some confusion about his actual date of birth but Macklin himself claimed 1699. Little is known of his early childhood, although his family name was McLaughlin and he changed it for the English stage. He found work as an... Read more.

Organisation

Traditional Fisherman's Cottage in Glencolmcille Folk Village

The Glencolmcille Folk Village, now established for 48 years, is looking forward to a busy season in 2015 with many innovative events planned. This year their slogan is “Back to the Future” – encouraging their visitors to experience Donegal life as far back at the 1700’s. 

The great... Read more.

Place

Image of man standing on a cliff edge

There are many small Islands off the coast of Donegal although very few of them are actually inhabited year round.  They are mainly Irish speaking, being part of the Gaeltacht, but most people are bilingual, as tourism is a large economic driver for these communities.

Tory Island, (... Read more.

Article

The Music Tradition of Tory

An Image of North Coast of Tory Island

A valuable addition to the cultural history of Tory Island was written in 2002 by the respected sean-nós  singer Lillis Ó Laoire.  Dr  Ó Laoire is the author of Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh, published in 2002. The book, title... Read more.

Project

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Important plans have been drawn up to re-develop the 200 year-old Leitir Corn Mill on the Glenaddragh River in Kilcar and thus, the recent launch of the 'Leitir Corn Mill Conservation and Restoration Project' took place at the Kilcar Fleadh Heritage day in the Áislann Chill Chartha. Members of... Read more.