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

Traditional Fisherman's Cottage in Glencolmcille Folk Village

The Glencolmcille Folk Village, now established for 48 years, is looking forward to a busy season in 2015 with many innovative events planned. This year their slogan is “Back to the Future” – encouraging their visitors to experience Donegal life as far back at the 1700’s. 

The great... Read more.

Place

Image of a white thatched cottage with red doors against a blue sky

Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann is the birth place of Mickey McGowan, the author of Rotha Mor an tSaoil (The Hard Road to Klondike). It is located in Gortahork, County Donegal.

Born in 1865 in Donegal, the eldest of twelve children in a poverty-stricken family, Michael MacGowan left home as a... Read more.

Article

The Music Tradition of Tory

An Image of North Coast of Tory Island

A valuable addition to the cultural history of Tory Island was written in 2002 by the respected sean-nós  singer Lillis Ó Laoire.  Dr  Ó Laoire is the author of Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh, published in 2002. The book, title... 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.