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 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, Museaums as well as scenic drives with quaint heritage town of Ramelton only a short drive away. If you prefer further afield why not take a tour of Inishowen, South Donegal or make your own discoveries!! The Hotel offer many ways to escape & relax on your break with the Seascape Spa offering a wide range of treatments to suit all tastes & pockets specializing in Donegal Seaweed baths, we are sure they is something to soothe away your stresses. Atomic Hair design also offers you the chance to glam it up for a night out or if you are not too tired after all the activity you might prefer a swim in the offsite swimming pool at Aura Leisure Centre or our own Residents Gym. Whatever your heart desires you can have it at The Silver Tassie Hotel Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
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 your ‘ family getaway’ break or a short 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.
The 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. Want to pamper yourself, Fuchsia Beauty Salon offers a range of beauty treatments.
Aileach Restaurant serves carvery lunch daily, a la carte and early bird menu. Oscars Bar & outdoor Lounge offers an extensive bar food menu and live entertainment most weekends.
The bustling heart of Letterkenny is close by and the Glenveigh National Park, Grianan of Aileach, Inishowen and the city of Derry all only a short drive away. Donegal is famous for its beautiful blue flag beaches, world class golf courses and majestic scenery.
Family owned 3 Star Guesthouse, 8 bedrooms, Restaurant, lounge, sauna, health and beauty clinic,we are in a quiet location not far from Donegal Town, Golf links and sandy beaches.
Internationally award winning Donegal Manor and Cookery School, offers 4* boutique style accommodation which is at the top of its class. Ideally located when visiting Donegal for leisure, business or family functions. Close to beaches, walks, Slieve League, Atlantic Drive, historic buildings, fine restaurants and golf courses. Within 20 minutes walking distance of Donegal Town or 3 minutes by car. Extremely comfortable bedrooms, delicious breakfast menu including three different fish dishes and buttermilk pancakes and complimentary home made cakes and bakes available on arrival.
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