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

Downings Blue Flag Beach

Summer's here - Visit and enjoy Donegal's wonderful beaches

The Donegal coastline is over 1,000km long and has 192km of beaches, with 13 Blue Flag beaches and 5 Green Coast awarded beaches you will be spoiled for choice.

The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most... Read more.

Place

Aerial view of Fort Dunree

Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Fort Dunree is located about seven miles north of Buncrana in the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. The site is situated along the shores of Lough... Read more.

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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

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.