Let us help you to plan your shore excursion from Killybegs Harbour, in Donegal with one of our itineraries or we can create a bespoke personalized tour individual to your requirements from sight-seeing to golf or shopping to a food experience.
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Your Arrival Port Killybegs:
Killybegs is a natural deep sea harbour, that is home to some of the largest fishing fleet in the country. It is our Premier Fishing Port in Ireland.
Killybegs is an ancient Medieval Town that is steeped in History, Legend and folklore with its name in Irish Na Cealla Beaga meaning ‘little Churches or cells’ referring to the early monastic settlements in the Town.
St. Catherine of Alexandria who is the patron of seafarers is much associated with the Town. The ruins of St. Catherine’s Church are beside a Holy Well dedicated to her on your left as you leave the Harbour. This Holy Well is still visited by many people every day.
Top 5 Most Popular Shore Excursions from Killybegs:
1. Wild Atlantic Way Sightseeing Tour
Experience the beauty of Donegal as you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way with breathtaking views at every turn, hear about our history and cultural before stopping at Slieve League,(our highest Marine Sea Cliffs) ,Then on to have a walk on our famous Silverstrand beach before making our way to Glencolmcille Folk Village and Tea Rooms. In this living museum of several cottages depicting what life was like in years gone by, Then onto Ardara famous for Tweed and Handknitting before returning to Killybegs
2. Slieve League Cliffs:
One of the highest Marine Sea Cliffs in Europe with the famous one man’s path narrow ridge 601 metres above sea level. Panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, Donegal Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Rathlin Island.
3. Donegal Town
Home of the Famous Red Hugh O’Donnell and Donegal Castle. The Family that ruled County Donegal for over 400 Years.
A vibrant Market Town with a great Food, Shopping and Irish style pubs.
A Town steeped in History, Legend and Folklore
4. Glencolmcille Folk Village
The Folk Village Museum is located on the hillside overlooking the sandy curve of Glen Bay Beach. There are a collection of thatched cottages and buildings depicting what life was like in 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. The cottages are white-washed, each with a traditional half-door. The roof of each one is thatched in the distinctive rounded Donegal style, tied down securely with rope and pegs to protect the thatching from the fierce westerly winds off the ocean. In this living Museum you can learn about what life was like in the bygone centuries and hear all about the famous Fr. James McDyer. There is a Craft shop and Tearooms to enjoy some delicious home baking and local products.
The Stone Map of Ireland can be seen in the carpark opposite the village where each county is carved in its own native stone.
5. Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre/Donegal Town
Enjoy a guided tour of Ireland’s oldest working fine china pottery. It was established in 1857 in Belleek in Co. Fermanagh in Northern Ireland on the banks of the River Erne. Then enjoy coffee and delicious home baking before shopping in their outlet where you will find their world renowned gift and tableware brands of Belleek Classic and Belleek Living.
Followed by an hour of free time to explore Donegal Town.