Must-see attractions in County Donegal

  • Magheroarty Beach

    County Donegal

    A beautiful beach that curves for more than 3km, with good walks along the shore and through the dunes. Even better are the views out to the islands,…

  • St Connell's Museum & Heritage Centre

    County Donegal

    Next to the courthouse, this informative little museum has a wealth of exhibits on local history over several floors and doubles as an info centre and…

  • Green Island

    County Donegal

    Off the southwestern tip is Green Island, a bird sanctuary for corncrakes, snipes and a variety of seabirds; you can see it from Arranmore (but not visit).

  • An Cloígtheach Bell Tower

    County Donegal

    Not far from the Tau Cross, this 6th- or 7th-century round tower has a circumference of nearly 16m and a round-headed doorway high above the ground.

  • Pollan Strand

    Inishowen Peninsula

    This lovely stretch of beach makes for pleasant walks on the sand; however, the atmospheric crashing breakers make it rather unsafe for swimming.

  • Swan Park

    Inishowen Peninsula

    This lovely forested park area by the River Carna is very picturesque, with a path leading along the riverbank and lovely views.

  • Marble Hill Strand

    County Donegal

    Marble Hill Strand, about 5km east of town beyond Port-na-Blagh, is backed by static caravans and is often crammed in summer.

  • Killahoey Beach

    County Donegal

    Wide, sandy and empty Killahoey strand – a Blue Flag beach – leads right into the heart of Dunfanaghy village.

  • Straghill Strand

    Inishowen Peninsula

    This remote and attractive beach is excellent for a walk and for views over Lough Swilly.

  • Diamond Obelisk

    County Donegal

    In the early 17th century, four Franciscan friars, fearing that the arrival of the English meant the end of Celtic culture, chronicled the whole of known…

  • Main Street

    County Donegal

    Letterkenny's long, sloping main street is graced by a cute little market square halfway down. This is the most attractive part of the town, with a…

  • Carrickabraghey Castle

    Inishowen Peninsula

    Sitting on Friar's Rock, this 16th-century tower is just north of long Pollan Strand and Ballyliffin Golf Club. The ruins are in bad shape so take care…

  • R. L. Rodgers Gallery

    County Donegal

    Artist Ruairí Rodgers has a small gallery of his work at his home. Look for his house next to the An Cloígtheach Bell Tower. It's painted white, green and…

  • Donegal County Museum

    County Donegal

    Letterkenny's 19th-century workhouse, built to provide Famine relief, now houses the local museum. The permanent collection offers 8000-plus artefacts…