Killybegs Donegal Ireland Cruise Port

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Discover Why You Might Love A Cruising Excursion To The Pretty Port Of Killybegs Donegal Ireland
A Rising Star In The World Of Cruise Ship Holidays

Saint Mary's Church And Killybegs Harbor In Donegal IrelandSaint Mary's Church and Killybegs harbor, Donegal Ireland

Friendly smiles and a warm Irish welcome.may well be your first experience of Killybegs as you disembark from your cruise ship.

By then you'll have already sailed past two pretty lighthouses, and Saint John's Point peninsula framing picturesque Donegal Bay.  Killybegs is, in fact, your cruise gateway to a variety of favorite Donegal attractions.

Find top cruise ship holidays with shore excursions to Killybegs here, or read on to discover more about this delightful port...

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 DonegalSaint 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' for 2017.

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 KillybegsSlieve 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!

More Information

Killybegs Information CentreKillybegs Information Centre

If you'd like more information about Killybegs cruise port, you can contact the friendly knowledgeable staff at Killybegs Information Centre, right on the waterfront.

This is also where you can find out about, as well as book your tickets for, the 'Hidden Gems On The Edge' and 'Hidden Delights Of Killybegs' coastal tours.

Tel:  00353 (0)74 973 2346

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