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.
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.
The Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Donegal is beautifully and conveniently nestled on the Inishowen peninsula, North East Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the hidden treasure of Donegal’s stunning landscape. This Donegal Hotel offers an idyllic location for a short break, family getaway, Spa break or Golden Year break and also within easy access of the famous Inishowen 100 – a 100km scenic drive of the breathtaking scenery around the peninsula at the very top of Ireland. The Donegal 3 star hotel sits on the edges of the peninsula with uninterrupted panoramic views of the mountains and coastline. The Inishowen Gateway Hotel a fantastic place to get away with all the family. We can’t guarantee you sunshine but we can guarantee that the kids will have a out of this world experience in Planet Active and Planet Imagination. Both fun filled areas are fully supervised by trained staff insuring your kids safety at all times.
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!
Castle Grove Country House Hotel is a 4 star country house which offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity outside the town of Letterkenny, County Donegal, this spectacular Georgian house stands within its own private estate overlooking Lough Swilly. Offering a relaxed atmosphere of comfort and hospitality, Castle Grove is set in the Northwest of Ireland, the most beautiful unspoilt part of the country, home to magnificent beaches and rolling countryside. The hotel itself features extensive grounds which you can stroll through at your leisure, whilst the surroundings are ideal for a range of country pursuits, which can be organised through the hotel. In the evenings you can enjoy fine dining in Castle Grove’s Michelin recommended restaurant, serving the best of Irish produce, including vegetables from the hotel’s gardens. All meals are accompanied by a varied wine list. Castle Grove Country Hotel offers hotel rooms in Letterkenny. There are a number of local attractions including Letterkenny Golf Club and Letterkenny Cathedal. Other attractions in the region include Glebe House and Beltany Stone Circle. This 4star Letterkenny hotel offers a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access and laundry facilities. Other amenities include a safe deposit box at the front desk and a concierge desk.
The 4 star Clanree Hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the vibrant town centre of Letterkenny. Featuring spacious rooms and an outdoor terrace and with full leisure centre facilities such as 20-metre pool with separate kids pool, sauna, Jacuzzi & Fitness Club. Rooms at The Clanree all include private en suite bathrooms, with Satellite TV and offer tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas of the hotel. The Refurbished Banqueting Suite in Clanree Hotel is renowned for flexibility and versatility, which will have the capability of hosting Ireland's largest national and international conference and exhibitions. This newly refurbished suite at the Clanree Hotel will be the North West's newest wedding venue, so before you book your dream day, call into the Clanree Hotel & speak to our wedding coordinator Annette O’Donnell who will be happy to discuss any queries you may have.