Letterkenny General Information
Letterkenny is a pretty, lively corner of the Emerald Isle and a town fast on the rise. Home to venerable charm, convivial restaurants and pubs, and superb architecture and festivals galore, the notable “Tidy Town” of 17,500 people is a prime gateway to beautiful Donegal County. A gorgeous, nonpareil enclave of Europe, Donegal County is a perpetual source of national pride. The county is home to some 150,000 people and shares a land border of more than 100 km with Northern Ireland. Since Donegal County is a significant enterprise to undertake as a tourist, Letterkenny is a perfect base for those who can invest a week or more of holiday time. The inherent ensemble of towns, mountain and coastal landscapes, and heritage landmarks nearby are virtually without peer in Ireland.
Letterkenny’s diminutive stature conceals a vital architectural landscape that includes many pre-1850 landmarks. The grand Cathedral of Saint Eunan and Saint Columba is the most prominent point of interest in town and as a result, well worth a tour. Other remarkable gems in Letterkenny include the Donegal County Museum, Mount Southwell Terrace, Saint Eunan’s College, and a vibrant nerve centre in Market Square. While Letterkenny deserves a thorough visit, the county at large makes a memorable road trip as well. For the hearty, Donegal unfurls rugged trails, spectacular Slieve League sea cliffs and the Seven Sisters summits of the Derryveagh mountain range.
- Cathedral of Saint Eunan and Saint Columba
- Letterkenny Market Square
- Donegal County Museum
- Mount Southwell Terrace
- Saint Eunan’s College
- Earagail Arts Festival
- Fleadh Cheoil (Festival of Music)
- Donegal International Rally
- Letterkenny Library and Arts Centre
- Pan Celtic Festival
- Pats on the Square
- Yellow Pepper
- Beetroot Restaurant
- Tin Tai Restaurant
- Bastille Bistro
- The Brewery Bar
- Corner House Pub
- Loft Bar
- Wilkin’s Bar & Lounge
- Bar Rouge
Letterkenny has a temperate maritime climate, with moderate to heavy rainfall and temperatures between 3°C and 19°C for the year.
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