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

Image of Kilcooney Dolmen

Situated in South West Donegal, the Dolmen Eco centre provides an enriching experience experience for visitors. It contains a Field Study Room with displays, an Activity Room for sports, a Multi-functional hall, and Tourist Information Point and Craft Shop - there is something for everyone. The... Read more.

Place

Lloyds Signal Tower Malin Head

This is Ireland’s most northerly building on the mainland. It was named ‘Banba’ after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help defend against a possible French invasion. In 1902 the Marconi Company succeeded in sending... 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

Digger plunging into the bog with people looking on

In 2010 Jonny McNee, an aviation historian from Northern Ireland, began a search in the hills of Inishowen for a WWII Spitfire which culminated two years later in the unearthing of one of the famous WWII aircraft, so instrumental in the success of the Allies during the war.  Jonny began his... Read more.