Merchant House apartments are located in Killybegs town centre, Co. Donegal, Ireland’s largest fishing port. Killybegs is tucked away in the unspoilt Northwest Atlantic coast of Ireland, and is only a 30-minute drive to Slieve League, Europe’s highest accessible sea cliffs. Find out more about our apartments, View photos of our self catering apartments.
The area has many restaurants which offer varied menus and all include freshly-caught seafood. Pubs with nightly entertainment have always been part of any good trip to Donegal and during summer months the area has a range of festivals to satisfy all ages.
Fintra Beach is a seven minute drive from Killybegs and has Blue Flag status. It lies in a large cove which shelters it from the Atlantic breeze and is an excellent location for bathing and water sports. It is a perfect place for a looped walk around the beach.
Killybegs is an ideal base for hill walkers, anglers, and divers and is rich in cultural heritage with several looped walking maps of unspoiled scenery.
Boats are available for hire for anglers, experienced or novices!
The waters around the area are now one of the favourite deep sea diving experiences in Ireland.
Visit the Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre at the Carpet Factory in Killybegs, where the longest hand-knotted loom in the world is on display. Learn about the fishing history and explore the life sized wheelhouse of a fishing trawler.
Slieve League and Bunglas Mountain Views are a must for any visitor to see the highest sea cliffs in Europe, only 35 minutes drive – boat trips from Teelin pier can also bring you to the base of these magnificent cliff faces as they rise from the ocean floor to the heavens above. Visit the Cultural Centre in Teelin for information on the local archaeology on Slieve League.
Glencolumbkille, a small village on the edge of the Atlantic, is a haven of tranquil relaxation and natural beauty. The culture continues with the many summer schools in traditional music along with a wide range of other activities. To continue on your tour proceed to the spectacular pass at Glengesh, Ireland’s most captivating mountain pass with it’s famous “S” bends, and then on to the beautiful town of Ardara.
Main Street, Killybegs
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