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Killybegs, Ireland

Killybegs is an important harbour town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is located on the coast of the county, north of Donegal bay, near Donegal Town. Killybegs itself is perched on a slope above the harbour, its gleaming whitewashed buildings huddled around narrow cramped streets. The town is well served by shops and banks and buzzes with traffic in summer, most of it heading down to the quay, where you can buy fish after watching the fleet come in during the early evening.

It’s worth visiting the church at the top of the hill for a glimpse of the sixteenth-century tombstone of Niall Mór MacSweeney, removed from his grave at Ballysaggart Friary on St John’s Point and now covered in Celtic carvings and contained in a glass case to the left of the church door.

Things to See & Do

* Hill walking
* Whale watching
* Donegal Bay boat trips
* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English & Irish
Population – 2,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The Killybegs port is within walking distance of the town centre.

Transport Links – There is no rail link into the county, the nearest rail stations being Sligo and Derry. Bus Éireann run regular daily services from Dublin, Derry, Galway and Sligo to Letterkenny and Donegal Town. Daily flights from Dublin and Glasgow operate to Donegal International Airport, at Carrickfinn, in the northwest of the county. These flights are operated by Aer Arann. The nearest ferryport is Larne, north of Belfast, connecting to Stranraer and Troon in Scotland. There are buses that run from Scotland to County Donegal, using this ferry route.

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