Self Catering Apartment Penthouse Living Area Killybegs AccommodationMerchant 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.

Self Catering Accommodation KillybegsVisit 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.

Merchant House
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Main Street, Killybegs
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Local Attractions & Activities

Fintra beach is a blue flag beach just  a seven minute drive from Killybegs. 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.

Deep Sea Fishing

There are many boats offering Deep Sea Angling from Killybegs, why not give it a go if you have never tried it before. If you are an agling enthusiast why not take part in the Annual Angling Competition which takes place every year in July, contact Brian McGilloway on 087-2200982 for more details.


If you have never seen the Cliff at Sliabh Liag, you can’t go home without having a look. They are the hightest sea cliffs in Europe and are sure impress. IYou can walk around the cliffs which can take 3-4 hours or just visit the viewing platform.

For those less energetic there are a number of other recommended walks around killybegs created by the Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Centre Killybegs.


Killybegs is the perfect base for divers, Between the two best diving locations in South Donegal – St Johns Point and Teelin.

Killybegs Maritime & Heritage Centre

Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre in Co. Donegal Ireland offers a unique experience in the Fishing and Carpet making history for visitors who venture to the shores of this picturesque town situated on the Donegal coastline.

Situated within what was once the famous Killybegs Carpet Factory, the Heritage Centre is home to the largest hand-knotted loom in the world. Visitors will see live demonstrations of weaving of the hand-knotted carpets, a chance to meet and talk with one of the few hand-weavers remaining in this part of the country, and enjoy a step-by-step account of how each carpet is individually designed and produced. Visitors are taught the unique craft of hand-knotting, and have the opportunity to try their skills at one of the hand-looms on display in the Factory.

Our Apartments

At Merchant House we have a two bedroom luxurious self catering penthouse with spectacular views of the harbour ideal for couples or small families – approx. 700 sq ft

We also have a two bedroom apartment, both with double beds, kitchenette, living area and shower room – approx. 450 sq ft

A spacious three bedroom apartment suitable for families or groups is also available with a large kitchen and living room and bathroom – approx 1000 sq ft

All apartments are suitable for a self catering holiday in Donegal.

  • Penthouse apartment sleeps 4 ( 2 double rooms )
  • Two Bedroom Apartment sleeps 4 ( 2 double rooms )
  • Three bedroom apartment sleeps 6 – 9 ( 3 double rooms ) if you have a large group and would like more single beds this can be arranged, please contact us with your requirements.