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

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 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

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.