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

Drumboe Woods entrance

Drumboe woods is situated northwest of the twin towns of Stranorlar and Ballybofey on left of N15 travelling from Stranorlar towards Letterkenny and is in the catchments of the rivers Finn and Deele. The ruins of a large Georgian home and earlier fortification on the same site, known as Drumboe... 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

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.