The welcoming, picturesque Irish town of Killybegs is a great place to pass the hours watching fishing boats and net menders, or catching a glimpse of the seals in the harbour. Home to Ireland’s premier fishing port, Killybegs is a town with a deep maritime history and a fine harbour.
Located within the rolling hills of the Wild Atlantic Way – a 2,500km tourist trail that stretches from County Donegal to County Cork – Killybegs offers links to some of Ireland’s most popular attractions including Malin Head;[ReadMoreMob] The Shannon Estuary, which is home to bottlenose dolphins; and Claire Island Lighthouse. In town, Killybegs’ International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre and the Maritime and Heritage Centre are both worth visiting to get an understanding of the history of this small, yet important, Irish town.
On the outskirts, two areas of superb natural beauty – the unspoilt grasslands of Saint John's Point and the blue flag Fintra Beach – provide fantastic views of Donegal Bay and Benbulben Mountain.
Steeped in history, the town of Donegal and its jagged coastline extends over 50 miles, offering spectacular views of rugged mountains and stunning landscapes.
Tapestries & Carpets
Killybegs is famous for its tapestries and carpets, some of which were produced on the world’s biggest carpet loom at the Donegal Carpet Factory. At its peak, the factory employed 80 workers making Turkish-style, hand-knotted carpets knownas ‘Donegals’ for prestigious buildings around the world including