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

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

Image of Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle / Caisleán Dhún na nGall is situated in the centre of Donegal Town.  It was the stronghold of the O’Donnell clan, Lords of Tir Conaill and one of the most powerful Gaelic families in Ireland from the 5th to the 16th centuries.Open to the public the castle  often hosts events such... 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

Balor Arts Centre at night

The Twin Towns has a rich history of local drama with the Butt Drama Circle and the newly built Balor Arts Centre at its heart.

The Butt Drama Circle is at the core of the development of drama, theatre and the arts, not only in Ballybofey, but throughout Donegal. The well known amateur... Read more.