HISTORICAL DOE CASTLE
IN SHEEPHAVEN BAY
 
 
KEALYS SEAFOOD BAR
GREENCASTLE, CO DONEGAL
 
 
KILLYBEGS, MARITIME
& HERITAGE CENTRE
 

KILLYBEGS, CO DONEGAL

Killybegs is the second largest fishing port in the county and on the island of Ireland. It is located on the south coast of the county, north of Donegal Bay, near Donegal Town. The town is situated at the head of a scenic harbor and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending northward.

On arriving in Killybegs, pop in for a visit to Killybegs Information Centre, which is conveniently located on the Shore Road just opposite the small craft harbor. You will be sure to receive a warm welcome here and a wealth of inside knowledge and information on what to do and where to visit locally including the many hidden gems off the beaten track.

It is also possible to book a tour here and Killybegs offers unique and bespoke day trip itineraries for visitors with both guided and self-directed tours as options such as their Hidden Gems Tour. Don’t forget to enquire about the Killybegs Heritage Trail that will take you on a journey back in time to discover this historic harbor town of years gone by. Maps and literature are available in the Information Centre.

 

KILLYBEGS MARITIME & HERITAGE CENTRE

The Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre is situated at the famous Donegal carpets building, where world famous hand-knotted carpets are made.

These world class Donegal Carpets can still be seen in such places as Dublin Castle, The Oval Room at the White House, the Vatican, Buckingham Palace, stately homes, and foreign embassies throughout the globe.

Come to see the largest hand-knotted loom in the world, view live demonstrations of how hand-knotting is done, and also have the opportunity to test your own skills at the loom.

Enjoy a hands on experience in a life sized wheelhouse, similar to those on the local fishing vessels, fitted out with an array of electronic navigational fish finding and communications equipment. There is also a collection of paintings, photos and artefacts on display.

Be assured of a warm welcome to the Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre. The centre tour takes approximately one hour. It offers a fascinating audio visual insight into the history of the fishing and hand-knotted carpets.