Information Donegal Ireland


General information County

County Donegal (Dhún na nGall in Irish) is one of the twenty-six counties of the Republic of Ireland. Donegal is the largest county in Ulster. Throughout its history, it has at times been known as County Tirconaill, County Tirconnell or County Tyrconnell. Tyrconnell was used as its official name from 1922 to 1927, in reference to both the old túath of Tír Chonaill and the earldom that succeeded it.

County Donegal shares a border with just one other county in the Republic of Ireland. The majority of its land border is shared with Northern Ireland, leading to Donegal developing a distinct cultural identity. The main towns in Donegal include Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Donegal Town.

Donegal boasts a beautiful Atlantic coastline and some fantastic mountainous scenery.
Donegal Rally is one of the main tourists attraction each year. Donegal Airport provides quick access to and from other parts of Ireland. The local newspaper, the Donegal Democrat has documented happenings in the area for many years.

Accommodation in Donegal

Donegal provides you with variety of accommodation options to suit all interests and your budget. Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are just some of the possibilities for your stay in Donegal.

Hotels in Donegal

The hotels of Donegal provide you with a comfortable and picturesque accommodation tailored to suit any budget. Hotels range from modern and stylish to charming and cosy. Some of the popular names include Harveys Point at Lough Eske, Ramada Encore in Letterkenny, Jacksons in Ballybofey and the renowned Rosapenna Hotel.

Bed & Breakfast in Donegal

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Donegal provides you with a comfortable and affordable alternative to hotels with a deliciously cooked breakfast to suit the tightest budgets. B&B in Donegal includes names such as Killavil House in Bundoran, Pier View in Killybegs and Donegal Manor in Donegal town.

Donegal Restaurants

Donegal restaurants tend to specialise in fresh seafood, thanks to the county’s Atlantic coastline. There are of course many alternatives offering he best in international and traditional cuisine. Popular restaurants in Donegal include Woodhill House in Ardara, The Beetroot in Letterkenny and Ard na Breatha in Donegal Town.

Shopping in Donegal

Donegal provides a variety of shopping experiences from its traditional open air organic markets and craft shops to modern shopping centres like Letterkenny Shopping Centre.

Donegal Car Rental

Car rentals in Donegal facilitate cars on rent for a pre defined period and according to budget. Donegal is served by Hertz and Enterprise at Donegal Airport and Letterkenny.

County Donegal Golf

Donegal has many great golf courses including Murvagh, Ballyliffin, Rosapenna, which are some of the finest links courses in Ireland.