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

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

Lough Eske Castle

When the global pandemic brought the world to a standstill, tourism providers across the country dug deep to pivot and innovate so they could reopen safely. This week saw the phased reopening of our hospitality sector, and while Covid 19 has had a devastating impact on tourism, it also appears... Read more.

Article

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

Christine Bleakey at Malin Head

Wild Atlantic Gifts - Ireland's Most Northerly Gift Shop, offers a wide range of Celtic art prints, greeting cards, organic seaweed cosmetics / products, handmade soya wax candles - and much more. Established in April 2014,Wild Atlantic Gifts aims to become a premier manufacturer & retailer... Read more.