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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Profile

Black and White image of Charles Macklin

Charles Macklin was born near Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula.  There is some confusion about his actual date of birth but Macklin himself claimed 1699. Little is known of his early childhood, although his family name was McLaughlin and he changed it for the English stage. He found work as an... 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

Image of man standing on a cliff edge

There are many small Islands off the coast of Donegal although very few of them are actually inhabited year round.  They are mainly Irish speaking, being part of the Gaeltacht, but most people are bilingual, as tourism is a large economic driver for these communities.

Tory Island, (... Read more.

Article

Trail Gazers Launch New Website

Trail Gazers official launch

The Trail Gazers Project has launched its brand new website allowing users to navigate their way along eight pilot trails across Europe from the touch of a button. 

The new website, www.trailgazers.eu, was launched at a special virtual launch after... 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.