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Top Choice Modern Irish in Letterkenny

Lemon Tree

White linen, pale walls and dark-wood trim give this restaurant a contemporary atmosphere. The innovative menu offers an excellent choice of fresh seafood, poultry and meat dishes sourced locally and prepared with F…
Top Choice Pub in Letterkenny

Cottage Bar

Watch your head! All sorts of bric-a-brac hangs precariously from the ceiling of Letterkenny's most atmospheric pub. There's a good beer garden and it's popular with noted journalist Angela Cullen.
Street in Letterkenny

Main Street

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 terrace of red-brick Georgian houses at the top, one of which was a…
Historic Building in Letterkenny

Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Parts of this complex date back four centuries to a time when water was the main source of power for multiple tasks, such as grinding grain. One of Ireland's largest waterwheels spins thanks to the River Swilly. Exh…
Irish in Letterkenny

Yellow Pepper

Set in a 19th-century former shirt factory with stone walls and polished wooden floors, this atmospheric restaurant is a favourite of locals. The menu, with food procured from the region, is strong on seafood but of…
Pub Food in Letterkenny


Just off Main St, this multilevel pub is an excellent choice for a casual meal. Burgers, steaks, seafood and more line the menu, which also has many dishes good for sharing. The wine list is decent and there are goo…
Museum in Letterkenny

Donegal County Museum

Letterkenny's 19th-century workhouse, built to provide Famine relief, now houses the local museum. The permanent collection offers 8000-plus artefacts from prehistoric times onwards. Look for temporary exhibits.
Theatre in Letterkenny

An Grianán Theatre

An Grianán Theatre is both a community theatre and major arts venue for the northwest, presenting national and international drama, comedy and music. It also has a good cafe and bar.
Pub in Letterkenny


The best spot in town to catch some live music, this old-style pub with an open fire has trad sessions on Wednesday nights, and live bands Thursday to Saturday.
Theatre in Letterkenny

Regional Cultural Centre

In a striking glass-and-aluminium structure, Letterkenny's cultural centre hosts music and drama, fine arts and film screenings.