Introducing Killybegs Donegal Ireland
Killybegs fishing port, with its industrious harbor and rich Celtic heritage, has a variety of attractions for you to explore and enjoy locally. And they're all just a short stroll from your cruise ship...
- Watch colorful trawlers coming and going
- Sample local hospitality (we love Ahoy Café's fish chowder!)
- Enjoy the harbor's bird and marine wildlife
- Explore the Celtic heritage
- Walk along the waterfront
- Do a little shopping
Gateway To Magnificent Donegal
Saint Johns Point Lighthouse Near Killybegs
Alternatively, explore County Donegal on a guided coach excursion, departing from right beside your cruise ship. Experience...
If you prefer a shorter cruising excursion, you might enjoy the popular 'Hidden Gems On The Edge' and new 'Hidden Delights Of Killybegs' guided coastal tours by Killybegs Information Centre.
Number One On National Geographic 'Cool List'
Donegal County has so much to offer, in fact, that it made number one in
National Geographic's 'Cool List'
The prestigious UK Travel magazine placed County Donegal ahead of Santiago, Helsinki, Greenland, Peru, Aarhus, even Canada, as well as ten more of the world's greatest destinations. The publication's travel reporters loved Donegal's numerous coastal features. In particular, they loved the county's dramatic sea stacks, beautiful pristine beaches and remote satellite islands.
The article appears in the National Geographic Traveller (UK) for January-February 2017. Here's what they published online (link opens new window).
Wild Atlantic Way
Killybegs is on the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500 kilometer-long West coast touring route that really lives up to its name.
And you'll find three of the route's highlights right on Donegal's rugged and varied coastline. They are...
- Malin Head, where the Wild Atlantic Way begins
- Fanad Head with its distinctive lighthouse, and
- Slieve League Cliffs, the highest coastal cliffs in Europe
The 'Hidden Gems On The Edge' guided tour takes you right onto the Slieve League cliffs viewing point at Bunglass.
Slieve League Cliffs near Killybegs Donegal Ireland
Star Wars Episode 8 Filmed At Malin Head
If you're a Star Wars fan, it might interest you to know that scenes for Star Wars episode 8 were recently filmed at Malin Head on the scenic Inishowen peninsula.
Malin Head, Donegal and Ireland's most northerly mainland point, was even honored by a visit from the Milenium Falcon plus a few intergalactic adventurers. Needless to say, they caused quite a stir locally!
With filming now complete, Malin Head is once again freely accessible to the public, and now you can enjoy discovering where the legendary 'Falcon touched down in Donegal!