Ideally situated near the mouth of Donegal Bay, Donegal Town boasts a panoramic backdrop provided by the Blue Stack Mountains, a stately castle, a friendly population and an array of hotels and restaurants fit for every traveler and every taste.
Donegal Town is an excellent base camp for exploration of the untamed coastal areas. Donegal Town was the home of the powerful O’Donnell Clan, who ruled in the northwest for two centuries as great 15th, 16th and 17th-century chieftains. While Donegal Town is the namesake of the county, it is not the largest town (a distinction held by Letterkenny) or the county town (which is Lifford) in Donegal County.
Existing at the head of the Bay, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Donegal Town boasts a thriving marketplace. However, it is also a center of tourism due to its location at the convergence of three main roads from Sligo, West Donegal and Derry. Swimming, fishing and boating are among the recreational offerings of the area; golf, horseback riding and tennis round out the outdoor activities, while indoor entertainment includes dancing and cinema.
The largest little village in Northwest Ireland, Donegal Town has around 3,000 inhabitants and marks the entryway to the untamed wilds on the county. Donegal Town offers a variety of shops and many options for both classic dining and takeaway. There are several highly rated hotels and nightly entertainment in many area pubs. The town is vibrant with a unique culture and cosmopolitan offerings. It also boasts an outstanding golf course, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, hiking and sports offerings, as well as beautiful sandy beaches.