Donegal has so much to see, do and explore and the #LoveDonegal campaign inspired us to share some great experiences across Donegal. Whether you’re on a day trip or here for a longer stay, here are 6 things to experience in Donegal:


  1. Traditional Irish Music and Culture

Ireland and Donegal is famous for its warm welcome. You’ll find plenty of cosy and traditional bars in Letterkenny to help you soak up the Irish culture. Enjoy live traditional Irish music in the Dry Arch Inn or Station House Hotel.


  1. Scenic Drives

When it comes to stunning views and scenic drives, you won’t find anywhere better to explore than Donegal and its coastline. Located close to Letterkenny, take a day to discover Horn Head in Dunfanaghy or Fanad Head. If you’re looking for something a little further, check out the Inishowen 100 Drive.

  1. Warm Welcome

You’ve heard it before – Donegal people are renowned for their famous warm welcome to visitors. Stay in the heart of the northwest in Letterkenny and experience the warmest of welcomes from local hoteliers, restaurant owners and bar staff, while meeting a few local characters.


  1. Love of Arts, Crafts and Local Produce

When it comes to handcrafted arts, crafts and local produce you won’t get better quality anywhere in the world. Sample creations from Sliabh Liag Distillers and Kinnegar Brewing in Letterkenny and stop by McNutt’s of Donegal in Downings to see how they create their stunning ranges.


  1. Blue Flag Beaches

Donegal has the longest coastline in Ireland and has no shortage of stunning and golden sandy beaches to discover. Close to Letterkenny you’ll find plenty of blue flag beaches including Portsalon (Knockalla). No matter what time of year or what type of weather, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon, walking the beach and taking in the views.

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  1. Foodie Destination

With top chefs and the finest local ingredients, Donegal is fast becoming one of the top foodie destinations in Ireland. From hidden cafes to outstanding culinary experiences, you’ll find everything you need in Letterkenny.  If you’re looking for tasty bar food, check out Sister Sara’s Kitchen or Warehouse Bar and Grill and for more fine dining, we highly recommend the AA Rosette restaurant at the Radisson Blu Letterkenny.