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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Image of Rory Gallagher statue, Ballyshannon

William Rory Gallagher was born on March 7th, 1948 in Ballyshannon.  He was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.  Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s.

A talented guitarist known... Read more.

Organisation

Buncrana Bridge

Buncrana sits along the shores of Lough Swilly in the Inishowen Peninsula. It is one of the larger towns in Donegal and the largest town in Inishowen. In Irish ‘Bun Crannacha’ means ‘foot of the Crana (river)’.  Interestingly Buncrana was the first town in Donegal to have electricity, generated... 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

Horn Head 'The Finest Headland'

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Horn Head

Across the bay from Dunfanaghy is Horn Head, a peninsula which forms part of Sheephaven Bay. Horn Head shelters Dunfanaghy from the Atlantic Ocean and is an Irish Natural Heritage Area. R.L. Preger in his book ‘The Way I Went, states that Horn Head is the finest... Read more.

Project

The Donegal App is a GPS travel service that takes the hard work and hassle out of touring Donegal. It comes as an App for iPhones and Androids as well as a driving guide for Garmin and TomTom sat nav devices. Visitors get a series of free guides on the following: -

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