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Donegal Castle , Donegal Town
Take a guided or self-guided tour of furnished and restored Donegal Castle to follow the history of the O'Donnell clan and other owners of th
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Lough Eske , Donegal Town
Lough Eske or Lough Eask (from Irish Loch Iascaigh or Loch Iasc 'Lake of the Fish') is a small lake in County Donegal in the west of Ulster i
National Park
Glenveagh National Park , County Donegal
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Slieve League , Carrick
Though not as famous as its counterpart, Slieve League boasts cliffs that are actually three times the size of the Cliffs of Moher. This moun
Tours from $54
Glenveagh Castle , Letterkenny
Experience the serene environment at Glenveagh Castle, a Baronial-style mansion in the Glenveagh National Park. Captain John George Adair bui

Donegal Town

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Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast. Explore its scenic harbor, popular beaches, and stone remnants that speak to the area's history, including the famous abbey. Though the town's restored Gaelic castle draws many visitors here, its vibrant streets are equally appealing. Visit the pubs and cafes of the town's historical center, called The Diamond, which is a haven for artists, musicians, and poets. Plan how to spend your time in Donegal Town and other destinations in Ireland using our Ireland online trip itinerary maker.

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Where to stay in Donegal Town

The tourist center of Ireland's northernemost region, Donegal Town boasts a number of hotels, hostels, and comfortable accommodations. The lodging here makes it a viable base for discovering the rugged wilderness of the county's coastline. Though there aren't many luxury options in the region, affordable hotels and traditional bed and breakfasts are plentiful in Donegal. Locals recommend staying close to the center of town, unless you want to upgrade to a more indulgent option in Lough Eske, a few kilometers away.
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