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

Buncrana Bridge

Buncrana sits along the shores of Lough Swilly in the Inishowen Peninsula. It is one of the larger towns in Donegal and the largest town in Inishowen. In Irish ‘Bun Crannacha’ means ‘foot of the Crana (river)’.  Interestingly Buncrana was the first town in Donegal to have electricity, generated... Read more.

Place

Beltany Stone Circle

For thousands of years the landscape around Raphoe has been  an important centre of ritual practise, a place of worship , to where pre christian ancestors came to pay homage to their spiritual rulers - the Sun and the Moon.   Just three kilometres south of Raphoe on the summit of Beltany Hill... 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

The Donegal App is a GPS travel service that takes the hard work and hassle out of touring Donegal. It comes as an App for iPhones and Androids as well as a driving guide for Garmin and TomTom sat nav devices. Visitors get a series of free guides on the following: -

1.   Arts &... Read more.