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About Us

Donegal Tourism CLG / Donegal County Council

Donegal is a county with a rich and diverse tourism offering. It is a county with a reputation for delivering world-class tourism services and attracting visitors from all over the Island of Ireland as well as from overseas. Donegal County Council is committed to the continuous development of a diverse, exciting and high quality tourism product offering.


Donegal has a reputation for delivering world-class tourism services and attracting visitors from not alone all over the island of Ireland but from many overseas destinations including the UK, USA and mainland Europe in particular. The continued development of the tourism production throughout Donegal will enable the industry grow further, support additional jobs, further improve visitor attractions and deliver a Donegal that is prosperous to live in, work in, invest in and visit.

Donegal has been named the 'Coolest Place on the Planet' by National Geographic Traveller as part of their 'Cool List 2017' awards. That' same year, Donegal has also been awarded the 'Ireland's Hidden Gem' title by readers of the 'Irish Independent Travel' magazine. 

Many of the businesses in Donegal continue to achieve due recognition and 'Certificate of Excellence' Awards from TripAdvisor. The County hosts 37 Discovery Points and 3 Signature Discovery Points on the Wild Atlantic Way including Sliabh Liag, Malin Head and Fanad Head.

The tourism industry supports in excess of 29,000 jobs in the NW region, currently attracting a near 300,000 overseas visitors annually. In addition, approx. 330,000 domestic visitors come to Donegal to enjoy our Blue Flag Beaches, experience the cultural and heritage attractions all round the County, and to stay in our world-class accommodation.

Our Vision:

To promote the Donegal brand and showcase the entire county as a first choice visitor holiday experience where excellence and value are paramount. Donegal will take its place as a primary destination on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, offering an extremely attractive total visitor experience unique to Donegal.

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