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Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Founded by the Vikings, Donegal or Dun an nGall means 'fortress of the foreigners'. Donegal Abbey and Donegal Castle were built in the 15th century by Nuala O'Brien and her husband, Red Hugh O'Donnell, the last prince of Tyrconnel. Today it is a thriving market town.

On this page you can see a map of Donegal Town, see what's on in Donegal Town, find out how to get to Donegal Town, find things to see and do in Donegal Town, visit local websites for Donegal Town, find Hotels in Donegal Town, find Guesthouses in Donegal Town, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Donegal Town, find Hostels in Donegal Town, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Donegal Town, browse restaurants in Donegal Town.

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Bus to Donegal Town

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 30:
      • Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Glenties (Paper Shop)
    • 480:
      • Derry (Ulsterbus Depot Foyle St ) - Sligo (Bus Station)
      • Sligo (Bus Station) - Derry (Ulsterbus Depot Foyle St )
    • 490:
      • Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Glencolumbcille (School)
      • Glencolumbcille (Opp School) - Donegal (Abbey Hotel)
    • 492:
      • Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Dungloe (Opp Sweeneys Hotel)
      • Dungloe (Opp Sweeneys Hotel) - Donegal (Abbey Hotel)
    • 64:
      • Derry (Magee Campus Strand Road) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Derry (Magee Campus Strand Road)
  • Bus routes operated by Bus Feda Teoranta:
    • 964

Things to See and Do in Donegal Town

Donegal Castle Donegal Castle

Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland
Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information pa...

The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

The Old Station House, Tyrconnell Street, Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland
Visit the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre and find out just what it was like to travel on the narrow gauge railways of County Donegal. Stretching from Derry and Strabane to Glenties and Ballyshannon, the County Donegal Railway provided the essenti...

Hotels in Donegal Town

Harvey Harvey's Point

Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
This luxury hotel has a magical location amid the Bluestack Mountains, on the edge of Lough Eske. It is 6 km from Donegal town and offers gourmet food and a romantic atmosphere.

Abbey Hotel Donegal Abbey Hotel Donegal

The Diamond, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Located on the main square of the beautiful coastal town of Donegal, the 3-star Abbey Hotel is located right next to Donegal Castle. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free parking and a restaurant using fresh, Irish produce.

Central Hotel Donegal Central Hotel Donegal

The Diamond, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Located in the Diamond at the heart of Donegal Town, the Central offers varied dining, regular live entertainment and complimentary leisure facilities.

Diamond Lodgings Diamond Lodgings

The Diamond Lodgings, 2nd Floor, The Diamond Centre, Donegal Town, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Diamond Lodgings is a family run accommodation located in the centre of Donegal Town, opposite the main bus stop. There is free on-site parking. The rooms are spacious and bright, and come with tea/coffee making facilities, a TV, and a hairdryer.

Mill Park Hotel Mill Park Hotel

The Mullins, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Mill Park is within a 10-minute walk from Donegal Castle and the Old Franciscan Abbey. It offers large rooms with free Wi-Fi, pool, restaurant and free parking. The spacious rooms at the Mill Park Hotel have TVs, telephones and hairdryers.

Solis Lough Eske Castle Solis Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle Road, Donegal Town, F94 HX59, Co. Donegal
Set within 43 acres of forest at the foot of the mountains, this stunning castle boasts huge rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. The 5-star hotel offers a luxurious spa within its beautiful gardens.

The Gateway Lodge The Gateway Lodge

Killybegs Road (R925), Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Featuring free WiFi and an on-site restaurant, The Gateway Lodge offers accommodation 2 minutes' walk from Donegal town centre. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the...

Guesthouses in Donegal Town

Ard na Breatha Boutique Guesthouse Ard na Breatha Boutique Guesthouse

Drumrooske Middle, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Ard na Breatha is an award-winning 4-star boutique accommodation provider just 10 minutes’ walk from Donegal town centre. Situated on a working farm with beautiful countryside views, rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TVs and free WiFi.

Atlantic Guest House Atlantic Guest House

Main St, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Located in the heart of Donegal Town, the award-winning Atlantic Guest House is family-run establishment with free Wi-Fi and free, limited on-site parking.

Donegal Manor & Cookery School Donegal Manor & Cookery School

Clar Road, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Situated within 20 minutes' walk of the town centre of Donegal, the 4-star boutique Donegal Manor & Cookery School offers cooking classes in winter. The award-winning and family-run property is ideal for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Donegal Town Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Donegal Town