About Killybegs

Hidden among the mountains and harbours of Donegal’s south coast, the town of Killybegs is Ireland’s largest fishing port. Offering spectacular oceanic views from the Sliabh Liag cliffs, the town is internationally-renowned for its local lore, maritime culture and bustling festival scene.

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Things to do in Killybegs

ATLANTIC COASTAL CRUISES

Daily boat trips from the gleaming Killybegs marina. With a fully licensed bar and snack bar onboard, Atlantic Coastal Cruises offer unforgettable sea tours of the area.

MUCKROSS HEAD

7 km west of Killybegs, lies the stunningly beautiful Muckross Head, a nirvana for rock face climbers.  12 routes of ascent have been mapped out, all having exotic names like “Tandoori Chicken”, “The Cabbage” “Morning glory”.  Not for the faint hearted but definitely designed by Nature for the thrill seeker. Muckross Head is surrounded by 2 beaches, the westerly one ideal for surfing and the easterly one great for swimming. 

WILD ATLANTIC CRAFTS

Famous across Ireland, Wild Atlantic Crafts showcases a range of crafts, from tweed and jewellery to photography and reclaimed driftwood. For lovers of hand-made goods, this is a must. 

DONEGAL BAY ECOTOURS

Narrated tours of the inner Donegal Bay with comfortable seating, a fully licensed bar and upper viewing deck. For seafarers and heritage lovers, this is unmissable.

KILLYBEGS HERITAGE TRAIL

The Killybegs Heritage Trail offers a truly unique experience to visitors, bringing walkers along a narrated tour of local sites and historical curiosities. This is one that you don’t want to miss!

CASTLEVIEW EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

A family-owned equestrian farm situated in Loughros Point, 2 miles from Ardara. This activity offers unique opportunities to discover scenic Donegal on horseback.

KILLYBEGS SUMMER FESTIVAL

The famous Killybegs Summer Festival offers the fabulous mixture of sights, smells and sounds that make this town great. From fun fairs to live music, the festival offers something for everyone.

SLIABH LIAG

Commonly referred to as Slieve League, this mountain has some of the highest sea cliffs in Ireland (three times higher than the Cliffs of Moher, in fact). At 596 metres high, this is a must for walkers and hikers.

DONEGAL COAST ONE DAY SELF GUIDED E-BIKE TOUR

Cycle at ease along the stunning Donegal coast. Take in the awe-inspiring views of cliffs, bays, headlands and beaches.  Allow our top of the range e-bikes to take you easily up every hill.  Visit Europe's highest sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag. See the Silver Strand — one of the world's most beautiful beaches.  Explore the ancient graves, monuments and standing stones of the Glencolmcille Valley.  The pace you cycle at is up to you, but to get the most from your experience it is best to allow at least 4 hours.

KILLYBEGS FISHING TRIPS

Fully licensed and equipped with the latest technology, Killybegs Fishing Trips guarantee the best angling experience that County Donegal has to offer. 

KILLYBEGS MARITIME & HERITAGE CENTRE

Located at the famous Donegal Carpets building, the Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre contains the largest hand-knotted loom in the world, as well as an extensive collection of paintings, photographs and other artifacts.

LARGY VIEWPOINT

Park your car at Largy viewpoint to spot dolphins and wild geese, or look across to the four counties of Donegal, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim. Largy Viewpoint offers photographers the ideal photo opportunity.

DONEGAL GOLF CLUB

At Donegal Golf Club, golf-lovers will discover one of the finest links courses that Ireland has to offer. Based in Murvagh, the golf club also offers a welcoming bar and restaurant.

THE DESERTED VILLAGE OF PORT

Port is located 15km from Glencolmcille on a side road to Ardara. It is renowned globally for its haunting beauty.  Believed to have been abandoned during the potato famine, it became home to Dylan Thomas in his bid to find seclusion from the temptation of alcohol. A must for your bucket list!

FINTRA BEACH

A pristine, blue-flag beach on a couple of kilometers outside of Killybegs. Approached by steep steps, the beach offers oceanic views across to County Sligo.

KILLYBEGS ANGLING CHARTERS

Daily full and half-day trips, including angling charters and sight-seeing excursions across Donegal bay and the spectacular cliffs of Sliabh Liag. Angling charters are available for cod, pollack, blue shark, bluefin tuna and more.

KILLYBEGS WALK AND TALK TOUR

A looped walking route which includes a narrated tour of 10 major points in the town of Killybegs, including key medieval sites and several points of interest.

DEREK VIAL TOUR OPERATOR

As a trained archaeologist and historical expert on Killybegs and the wider Donegal area, Derek Vial offers personal and group tours around the town, sharing his knowledge and experiences.

NARIN & PORTNOO GOLF LINKS

a superior golf experience on the North-West Coast of Ireland. On the expertly maintained links, you will enjoy views of the Irish seaside, and witness the rugged Atlantic coastline first-hand.

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