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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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

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

Grianan of Aileach Burt

Grianan of Aileach is one of the best know monuments in Inishowen.  Situated on a hill top, 800 feet above sea level, the stone fort was probably built on an earthen rath.  One of the oldest monuments in Ireland and second only to Newgrange in its historic importance, the fort dates back to... Read more.

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Horn Head 'The Finest Headland'

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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 finest... 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.