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

Image of Kilcooney Dolmen

Situated in South West Donegal, the Dolmen Eco centre provides an enriching experience experience for visitors. It contains a Field Study Room with displays, an Activity Room for sports, a Multi-functional hall, and Tourist Information Point and Craft Shop - there is something for everyone. The... 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.

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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

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.