Things to do in Killybegs

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Things to Do in Killybegs

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  • Niall N
    County Meath, Ireland20 contributions
    Beautiful clean blue flag beach. Great for swimming and canoeing. Lots of parking around it and not overly packed on a sweltering bank holiday weekend.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Susan S
    28 contributions
    We stopped here on our last trip. I wanted to see both the carpet and maritime exhibits- lovely people running the museums. The carpet factory also has leftover spools of the yarns used in the carpets for sale. I bought some lovely white yarn and promptly knit a winter hat when I got home. I feel like a am most definitely wearing a piece of Irish craft history!
    Written 18 September 2019
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  • RicherTrips
    Monterrey, Mexico3 677 contributions
    It´s not the information center´s fault. They did their best, welcoming the cruisers in the harbor, handing maps and brochures. The problem is that there´s nothing to see in this little village.

    The only reason to come to Killybeg is because the cruise stoped here. We had hired a tour with the cruise company, to see a near castle, but it was cancelled. All other tours were fully booked.

    We wanted to see the Folk Village or the Cliffs. We tried to hire a taxi but there were very few and all taken. Another couple told us they took an early cab to the cliffs, but were very foggy and couldn’t see a thing. The cruise tour, wisely, departed after noon.

    But we had no other choice than walking to town and understand why it isn’t marked in the Michelin green guide and hard to spot in Google Maps: there’s nothing to see. There was a cruise tour to see sheeps and sheepdogs in action, and even that one was fully booked. We only managed to visit its simple church, have a coffee at Mr B´s, and buy a few gifts in SweetNews, one of the 3 opened stores. I wish the cruise had made a stop in Donegal, instead.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Olive H
    1 contribution
    We had a lovely trip today ,from start to finish our experience was a memorable one the staff were lovely and friendly we will definitely be back on board again ,thanks a million guys
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • imperialwizard
    uk34 contributions
    We spotted this trip online before our cruise ship called to killybegs and arranged to join their trip on the day we visited.At the port,they were advertising so a few more probably joined from our cruise ship.The pickup point was easy to find and the trip itself was great value and covered everything they advertised.Both our lady driver and tour guide Sean were courteous and very knowledgeable on the areas we visited.Timing was perfect for our cruise visit and they had us back in ample time for our departure.An added bonus was Sean is learning photography and will take both your photos and views along the tour.He will send on to you by email for you to have as memories of this great wee tour.
    Can not praise the local tourist board and the tour staff highly enough and they even arranged some glorious weather for our visit 🤣.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Adrienne Toumayan
    Washington DC, DC412 contributions
    I'm not sure we can really call this a "secret" waterfall anymore given it has a spot on Google Maps and everyone seems to know about it (we saw plenty of people there), but it's an adventure to get there all the same and definitely worth a visit. Be sure to check the tides ahead of time—best to go about an hour before low tide so you don't have trouble getting back out. Driving out of Killybegs toward Sliabh Liag, go past Fintra Beach and pull over and park when you reach the coffee cart on the right. There's a path through a gate across the road that takes you down to the water. Be respectful walking through—this is someone else's land! When you get down to the water, turn right and scramble across the rocks for a few minutes. You'll eventually reach a mini sandy beach and the waterfall. It is a magical little place and worth the walk out. Just be sure to head back before the tide comes in!
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • 414marilyng
    Bluffton, United States3 contributions
    My daughter and I fell in love with the different items, and they are all handmade. The lady at the register was VERY nice and helpful! I bought a pair of Celtic earrings, and my daughter bought several different items. The next time we go back to Ireland we'll definitely go back to Wild Atlantic Crafts in Killybegs, County Donegal. In the meantime, I'll probably go online and buy some more Celtic jewelry.
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • noel C
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    An amazing Aladdins Cave of treasures .... carefully chosen merchandise at affordable prices.
    Warm friendly staff and gifts for all occasions.
    The best ice cream in Ireland and a great confectionery counter !
    A gem right in the heart of the lovely fishing town... Sweet News is well worth a detour or stopover !
    Written 9 August 2020
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  • Sean M
    Titusville, FL9 contributions
    On a recent visit from the USA to Ireland I stopped off in some lovely villages and towns. I was in Donegal and someone suggested to me that I should visit Killybegs. So off I went in my rented car and arrived in killybegs . Where do I start ? Firstly there is a ghastly smell in the area that comes from the fishing harbour the town depends on . The area and town is very run down and it almost looks like a village from a 3rd world country ! The village has a few hotels and a few bars & not much to else . I decided to go into one of the local bars as it was Friday night and I was surprised that the place was quite packed with people 18-40 , the bar was nice but the clientele were horrific ! Foul mouthed drunk and completely ignorant ! One young guy who the villagers were calling out for was a complete embarrassment to himself and to the area . They say in this area that every village has one ? Well in this case killybegs has scores. If your ever plan to visit here then don’t bother ! It’s a run down dirty little village with nothing to offer .
    Written 6 December 2018
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  • Graham stewart
    1 contribution
    Plenty fish caught skipper new what he was doing,good value for money even in pretty wet and choppy conditions.
    Written 16 August 2022
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