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

Downings Blue Flag Beach

Summer's here - Visit and enjoy Donegal's wonderful beaches

The Donegal coastline is over 1,000km long and has 192km of beaches, with 13 Blue Flag beaches and 5 Green Coast awarded beaches you will be spoiled for choice.

The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most... Read more.

Place

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Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann is the birth place of Mickey McGowan, the author of Rotha Mor an tSaoil (The Hard Road to Klondike). It is located in Gortahork, County Donegal.

Born in 1865 in Donegal, the eldest of twelve children in a poverty-stricken family, Michael MacGowan left home as a... Read more.

Article

The Famine Pot

Image of a dark metal famine pot with an incription on the side

 

 By Mattie Lennon.

In 2011 Donegal man, John Cassidy was strolling on the banks of the Clogher River, in the townland of Cullenboy when he found an old famine-pot, broken in pieces. He had it welded, restored and mounted outside Leghowney Community Hall.    Such was the interest... Read more.

Project

Christine Bleakey at Malin Head

Wild Atlantic Gifts - Ireland's Most Northerly Gift Shop, offers a wide range of Celtic art prints, greeting cards, organic seaweed cosmetics / products, handmade soya wax candles - and much more. Established in April 2014,Wild Atlantic Gifts aims to become a premier manufacturer & retailer... Read more.