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Getting there & away

Letterkenny is a major bus hub for northwestern Ireland. The bus station is by the round­about at the junction of Ramelton Rd and the Derry road. It will look after luggage for €2.

Bus Éireann (912 1309) express bus 32 runs to Dublin (€16, four hours) six times daily (four on Sunday) via Omagh (€11, one hour) and Monaghan (€13, 1¾ hours). The Derry (€7, 35 minutes) to Galway (€15, 4¾ hours) bus 64 stops at Letterkenny three times daily (twice on Sunday) before continuing to Donegal (€8, 50 minutes), Bundoran (€12, 1½ hours), Sligo (€12, 2¼ hours) and Galway (€17, 3½ hours) The Derry–Cork express bus 53 connects Letterkenny and Donegal (45 minutes), and Sligo (€12, two hours). It runs three times daily (once on Sunday).

John McGinley (913 5201) buses run twice daily Sunday to Thursday (three times Friday, once on Saturday) from Annagry to Dublin (€15, 3¾ hours) through Letterkenny and Monaghan.

Lough Swilly (912 2863) has regular services from Derry (€6.60, one hour) to Dungloe (€8, two hours), via Letterkenny and Dunfanaghy, as well as direct to Letterkenny.

Feda O’Donnell (954 8114) runs a bus from Crolly (€5, 1½ hours) to Galway (€16, four hours) twice daily via Letterkenny, Donegal, Bundoran and Sligo. Buses stop on the road outside the bus station.

McGeehan Coaches (954 6150) runs a service from Letterkenny to Glencolumbcille (€10, 2¼ hours) daily except Sunday.