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Dungloe

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Dungloe (Irish:An Clochan Liath) is a town in County Donegal, where the Mary From Dungloe festival is held every year. Dungloe serves as the administrative centre for The Rosses region.

Get in

Is situated in the north west of Donegal despite the remote location it is a well connected bustling town. It is served by a regional airport in carrickfin 10 minutes from the town which has connecting flights from Dublin and Glasgow. Feda o Donnell’s buses provide a direct link with Dungloe and Galway  City, along with a direct bus from Dublin City. Alternatively you could drive to Donegal town and follow the well signposted road to this lovely town.

See

Around the area are some lovely beaches including Magery Beach which is all stones, Carrickfin beach which is about a mile long and cloghglas beach in Burtonpost 15 minutes from the town. There are six pubs in the town, each with its own character. Bonners fishing tackle provides licences for fishing at the numerous lakes around the town and also the equipment needed at reasonable prices.

The Mary from Dungloe festival takes place annually, usually around July or August although times do vary. Expect a great time to be had by all. Highlights include the choosing of the "Mary from Dungloe" from a group of lovely girls, the parade on the main street that includes floats and free live music. A visitor centre in honour of Daniel O'Donnell is located in the town centre, replete with memorabilia attributed to the famous Irish singer.

Mount Errigle is a worthwhile venture away from the town in the heart of the gaeltacht in Gweedore. Golf is also big on the agenda in the area with around 5 golf courses including the well known course at Cruit island. If you are looking for a bit more fast-paced lifestyle then visit nearby Letterkenny which has a terrific choice of pubs and clubs.

Do

Eat

  • Bayview Bar, Lower Main St. 

Drink

  • Stepping Stone Bar, Main St, ☏ +353 74 956-1781. Fantastic food, great music, friendly staff. 
  • Bank bistro, Main St. Newly opened restaurant - well worth a visit - fantastic food, lovely decor and great welcome. 

Sleep

There are numerous options of accommodation in Dungloe.There are numerous B and Bs available around the town.

  • Radharc An Oileain, Quay Rd, ☏ +353 74 952-1093. Check-in: 18:00, check-out: 11:00. Family run Bed and Breakfast 5min.walk from town centre. Overlooking Dungloe Bay and Arranmore Island. All rooms ensuite with tv/dvd, and tea making facalities. €35. 

Go next

  • Cruit Island
  • Arranmore Island


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