Killybegs was granted Borough status in 1616 by King James but it looks very much like a late Victorian village built around a good harbour which is now a major fishing port. It is a major centre for the Irish fishing industry and trawlers tie-up here from many foreign ports. The arrival of the fishing fleet and unloading of the catches by the gourmet restaurants of Ireland and of Europe is a sight worth seeing and an experience you will remember. Donegal hand-tufted carpets are manufactured here and adorn Dublin castle, the White House in Washington and the Vatican in Rome.
Getting To and Around Killybegs
For information on getting to and around Co. Donegal, see our Co. Donegal Transport Guide.
Bus to Killybegs
- Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
- Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Dublin (Busras)
- Dublin (Busras) - Glenties (Paper Shop)
- Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Glencolumbcille (School)
- Glencolumbcille (Opp School) - Donegal (Abbey Hotel)
- Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - Dungloe (Opp Sweeneys Hotel)
- Dungloe (Opp Sweeneys Hotel) - Donegal (Abbey Hotel)
- Bus routes operated by John & Michael McGeehan: