County Donegal is located at the northwest tip of the island of Ireland and is one of the Republics most northerly counties.
Donegal is one of Ireland’s most serene spots, with beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. Donegal’s coastline has a number of beaches, such as Rossnowlagh and Bundoran, which are popular for surfing and swimming. There are a number of Gealtacht or native Irish speaking areas in County Donegal, such as Tory Island, located off Horn Head, which is an area rich in ancient archaeological and monastic ruins. There are over 35 Donegal hotels and Donegal guesthouses where you can enjoy short hotel breaks or more extended stays. A lot of hotels in Donegal cater for families.
The famous Irish writer Brian Friel based his play “Dancing at Lughnasa” on Glenties, located in South Donegal. Also in the south of the county is the well known Donegal Bay, which stretches from Bundoran to Glemcolmcille and past Donegal Town. This area also has one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, the Slieve League Sea Cliffs.
Glenveagh National Park situated in the northwest of Donegal extends to over 14,000 hectares of lakes, mountaind, rivers, bogland and the valley, which gives it its name – which translates as the “Valley of the birches”. In addition to being an area of spectacular beauty, the park is also home to wildlife such as the Irish Red Deer, with one of the largest herd’s in Europe. It also has foxes, badgers and the Native Irish Hare and birds of prey such as the Peregrine Falcon and Merlin and the Golden Eagle, which was re-introduced, to the park in 2000.
County Donegal has a number of museum and galleries worth visiting such as the Dun Ri Military Museum, the Glenties Museum, Doagh Famine Village, Dun Ri Museum, Colmcille Heritage Centre, the Maritime Museum, Dunfanaghy Workshouse, the County Museum and the Glebe Gallery. Ask at your hotel for more information.
The area also host a number of festivals each year which are well worth visiting such as Buncrana Festival, Mary of Dungloe Festival, the Killybegs and Dunfanaghy Seafood Festivals, the Earagail Art Festival, the Ardara Walking Festival, the Bundoran Ocean Festival and the Charles Macklin Autumn School – to name but a few, and you will find a great selection of hotels to choose from locally.
Whatever your reason for visiting County Donegal you can book any of our 43 fully approved Donegal hotels and Donegal guesthouses located throughout the county on the Ireland Hotels website. Just use the accommodation search box featured on this page to find a Donegal hotel or guesthouse to meet your needs.
McGettigan's Hotel (formerly Gallaghers) Hotel is situated in the heart of Letterkenny, in the main shopping and restaurant district. It has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a bistro restaurant, and limited parking. The spacious rooms at McGettigan' feature plasma-screen TVs and tea/coffee facilities. They also have bathrooms with baths, showers and hairdryers. The Ard na cGeapairí Bistro & Carvery offers light lunches, afternoon teas and fine dining in the evening. The Inis Meain Room has a bar menu and panoramic views of Letterkenny. Warehouse Bar and Kitchen has just opened and is a huge hit. Warehouse has live entertainment at weekends. It also shows all major live sporting events on large screen TVs. The hotel is a popular wedding venue, thanks to its modern and sleek décor and stylish function room with panoramic glass wall. The hotel also hosts regular conferences and meetings. T
A haven of relaxation and tranquility: breathtaking sea views await you in this amazing Manor House Hotel, where you can listen to the waves breaking on the beach and breathe in the fresh sea air as you stroll on the golden sand. You can enjoy surfing, golf, swimming, horseriding or a rejuvenating treat in our luxurious spa. This paradise is perfect for the health and well-being of your body, mind and soul. We pride ourselves on serving you magnificent succulent fresh fish, while our friendly staff, who are all locals, welcome you like family in an authentic Irish experience. After dinner, why not curl up in front of our heavenly turf fire? The award-winning Sandhouse Hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway or a short holiday. Only 3 hours from Dublin, we’re located at Rossnowlagh Beach on the Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to pampering you!
The Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran has always been renowned for its warmth and hospitality down through the years. The first of the McEniff Hotels, it has been in the family for three generations. Managed by Seanie and Audrey McEniff, they carry on a proud tradition which has been handed on by Mrs. Elizabeth McEniff, Founder of the hotel group. The Holyrood Hotel with its well appointed and spacious en suite bedrooms, ensures that guests enjoy the comfort and stress free environment they have become to expect from the Holyrood Hotel. Located just a stones throw away from Blue Flag Beaches, a world renowned 18 hole links Golf course, and shadowed by the Darty Mountains. The Holyrood Hotel can only captivate you and yours.
In the centre of bustling Letterkenny, Dillons Hotel is within walking distance of local shops, traditional pubs, nightclubs and leisure attractions. Letterkenny is Donegal’s principal town and the ideal location in which to base yourself for a holiday touring the North West Region and The Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel has recently been re-furbished with a bright and welcoming reception area. An ideal place to stop for a coffee or perhaps work and avail of our complimentary wifi. Choose lunch or a light snack from our extensive new menu or maybe enjoy a cocktail in the bar - with entertainment at the weekends. The new Drumlaragagh Restaurant offers more formal dining and a chance to spoil yourself. No matter if you are staying for business or pleasure let us make your stay memorable.
The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa in Donegal offers the very best of both worlds - a rural setting gazing across Lough Swilly whilst only a five minute drive from Letterkenny. This unique, cosy and intimate family run hotel is renowned for excellent service and award winning food with the "Tassie Steak" a specialty! Open fires, candlelit oak beamed foyer, relaxing surroundings and a friendly greeting awaits you. All 36 luxurious bedrooms have everything you need to make your stay memorable including DVD players and complimentary library of DVD's and books. It is an ideal choice to get away from it all yet be close to everything. Choose from first class beaches, walking, surfing or play a game of Golf on one of the many wonderful courses near by. If you prefer some retail therapy there are lots of shops to choose from & a wide selection of things to do in the area from Glenveagh National Park, Museum as well as scenic drives with quaint heritage town of Ramelton only a short drive away.