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Cruise Tourism

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Cruise Tourism in County Donegal

County Donegal is a cruise destination of excellence on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route along the west coast of Ireland. Cruise tourism in Donegal is growing ever more popular with increasing numbers of cruise ships visiting Killybegs and Greencastle ports annually. Donegal offers a total visitor experience for passengers from cruise ships coming to Ireland.

With local traditional heritage and culture, rugged coastlines and an array of festivals, fantastic restaurants and pubs, entertainment and places to visit, Killybegs and Greencastle ports ensure a wide choice to suite the varied needs of visiting cruise ships. Donegal offers unique and bespoke day trip itineraries for cruise visitors with both guided and self directed tours as options. Local tourism representatives are on hand at both ports when cruise ships arrive to deliver a warm welcome to the passengers and crew and to provide useful local information on a wide range of local outdoor activities, attractions and entertainment in and around Killybegs and Greencastle.

Killybegs is a cruise destination of excellence and the ideal deep water harbour to accommodate cruise ships from various locations dotted throughout the world. In recent years the harbour has facilitated into port cruise ships up to 260 ft in length and can host over 1,800 passengers at any one time. Killybegs is known as the gateway to Sliabh Liag, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe with stunning panoramic views across Donegal Bay.

Greencastle is a picturesque fishing port welcoming cruise ships to the world famous Inishowen Peninsula on the north coast of County Donegal on the historic Lough Foyle. There are many wonderful towns and villages to explore in Inishowen, along with breathtaking scenic drives. The Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located in the old coastguard station above Greencastle harbour and has a commanding view over one of the premier fishing fleets in Ireland, with superb views over Lough Foyle towards County Derry.

© Donegal Tourism Ltd – www.govisitdonegal.com