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Donegal Tourism CLG

Donegal Tourism is the unit within Donegal County Council that is responsible for marketing County Donegal as a tourism destination to both the domestic and international markets. 


From East Donegal where you will find one the county’s most ancient monuments, the megalithic Beltany Stone Circle, to Malin Head Ireland’s most Northerly point in Inishowen, Glenveagh National Park and Europe’s highest accessible sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag there is so much for you to discover in Donegal.


Donegal also has a large Gaeltacht region where Irish is still the spoken language within the community. Much of Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way route runs through these areas and it is here that you will find traditional music and dance as well as breathtaking scenery.


Over the past number of years Donegal has been recognised as a leading destination for visitors with the following accolades being bestowed on the county and its attractions:


‘Coolest Place on the Planet’ by National Geographic Traveller in 2017
‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’ by readers of the Irish Independent Travel Magazine in 2017
 Donegal Airport voted ‘Most Scenic Airport’ by PrivateFly in 2018 and 2019
Donegal Town named as ‘Ireland’s Best Foodie Town’ by the Foodie Destination Awards in 2019



If you are interested in learning more about what Donegal has to offer and to plan your next holiday visit our Go Visit Donegal website where you will find all the information you need on the county. You can also contact us directly at [email protected]


 Donegal Tourism works closely and collaboratively with the tourism sector in the county to develop successful marketing activities, attending trade shows, holiday shows and other events where we can promote Donegal as an attractive holiday destination.


Some of the other opportunities that are available to the tourism trade in Donegal include the following:


The Tourism Sectoral Forum is an opportunity for local tourism organisation, businesses, the education sector and commercial, community and cultural representatives to come together quarterly to discuss their experiences in the tourism sector and also to share knowledge.


For an annual fee of €20 tourism interests in the county can become a Member of Donegal Tourism which comes with a number of benefits including subsidised attendance at trade shows and other events.


Members of Donegal Tourism may then also be elected to the Donegal Tourism Associate Members Committee where they represent their individual sectors (Hotels, B&B, Gaeltacht, Golf, Adventure Tourism, etc.) and where they have the opportunity to voice any concerns or developments related to those sectors.


Donegal Tourism CLG also has a board of 14 directors which includes representatives from various sectors. This ensures that there is input from a wide and varied cross section of tourism industry partners within the county. The board influences and approves planned activities carried out by the Donegal Tourism team.


If you are a member of the tourism sector (accommodation, restaurant/cafe, activities, community, attraction, etc) in Donegal and would like more information on the supports available from Donegal Tourism, including the activities/initiatives above and how you can become involved in our marketing activities visit our Trade Resources page or contact us directly at [email protected]


Donegal Tourism Contact Details


Tel:                         (00353) 74 97 24441 / 97 24459

Email:                    [email protected]

Address:                  Donegal Tourism
                                Donegal County Council
                                Donegal Town
                                F94 DK6C