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Discover Killybegs:

The Atlantic Coast’s

best-kept secret

Nestled on the jagged shores of Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way lies the coastal paradise of Killybegs. Discover attractions, restaurants and places to stay in the emerald heart of Ireland.

Welcome to Killybegs:
A Hidden Gem on the Atlantic Coast

Nestled along the rugged shores of County Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, Killybegs is a sanctuary of natural beauty, rich maritime heritage, and warm Irish hospitality. This coastal haven, the largest fishing port in Ireland, serves as the gateway to some of the country’s most awe-inspiring landscapes, from the majestic Sliabh Liag cliffs to the serene beaches that dot the coastline.

Discover Killybegs: Where Adventure Meets Tranquility

Explore the Unspoiled Beauty of Donegal’s Coastline

Killybegs is the perfect starting point for adventurers eager to explore the Wild Atlantic Way’s dramatic landscapes. Whether you're hiking the breathtaking trails of Sliabh Liag, known for some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, or strolling along the tranquil shores of Fintra Beach, the natural wonders of Killybegs promise an unforgettable experience.

Festivals and Cultural Celebrations

Killybegs comes alive with an array of festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating everything from traditional Irish music and dance to the town’s storied fishing industry. The Killybegs International Carpets Festival, a nod to the town’s historical carpet-making industry, and the Seafood Festival, celebrating the local catch, are highlights not to be missed.

A Deep Dive into Maritime Tradition

As Ireland’s premier fishing port, Killybegs is steeped in a rich seafaring heritage. Visitors can immerse themselves in the town’s vibrant maritime culture, exploring the bustling harbour, engaging with local fishermen, and discovering the ancient art of boat-building that has been passed down through generations.

A Culinary Journey Through Killybegs

For food enthusiasts, Killybegs offers a tantalising journey through the flavours of the Atlantic. Sample the freshest seafood straight from the dock, enjoy traditional Irish dishes in cosy pubs, and discover contemporary Irish cuisine in award-winning restaurants. The town’s culinary scene is a reflection of its rich cultural tapestry and abundance of natural resources.

Plan Your Stay in Killybegs

Accommodations for Every Traveller

From luxurious hotels offering stunning oceanic views to charming B&Bs nestled in the heart of the town, Killybegs caters to every preference and budget. Experience the warmth of Irish hospitality as you relax in accommodations that serve as the perfect base for your Donegal adventure.

An Array of Activities for All Ages

Killybegs is not just a haven for nature lovers and foodies; it's a destination brimming with activities and attractions for the whole family. Embark on a sea angling expedition, dive into the clear Atlantic waters, or take a leisurely cycle around the picturesque surroundings. The town also offers a range of shopping experiences, from local craft shops to boutiques featuring the finest Irish textiles.

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About Killybegs: Ireland’s Premier Fishing Port

Hidden among the mountains and harbours of Donegal’s south coast, Killybegs is not just Ireland’s largest fishing port; it's a community with a heart as vast as the ocean it embraces. The town’s international renown extends beyond its maritime prowess to its local lore, cultural vibrancy, and the spellbinding natural beauty that surrounds it. Whether you're seeking adventure, tranquillity, or a taste of Ireland’s maritime culture, Killybegs invites you to discover its many treasures.

Join us in Killybegs and uncover the best-kept secret of Ireland’s Atlantic Coast. From the breathtaking cliffs of Sliabh Liag to the warm, inviting pubs and the rich tapestry of festivals, Killybegs is a destination that promises experiences as deep and enriching as the waters that cradle it.

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