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

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

view of horn head

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... Read more.

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Find Your Ancestors

Image of Griffiths Valuation and old OS map

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

shopfront Green Man

Showcasing business and innovation in Donegal.

The Green Man is a Wholefood & Fine Wine Shop with an excellent delicatessen. There is also a wide range of organic, fair trade & gluten free products. Fresh bread and croissants baked daily. We aim to stock as may local products as... Read more.