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.

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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

Lough Derg

Lough Derg is situated about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal.  The small lake-island renowned in Irish Christian tradition since the time of St. Patrick, has been receiving pilgrims for well over 1000 years. St. Patrick while in a cave on the island is said to have... 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.

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Find Your Ancestors

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When contemplating a trip to Donegal, foremost in most family historian’s minds, is the hope to find and stand on the land where our ancestors were born.  Not so long ago, this would have been a daunting task however, in the last two years, it has become quite simple – there is still work to be... 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.