Letterkenny to Donegal town
Letterkenny or Leitir Ceanainn (in Irish), meaning "hillside of the O'Cannons" started out as a Market town along the shores of the Lough Swilly in the early 17th century. Dominated by the St Eunan’s Cathedral, it is the largest and most populous town in County Donegal with ancestral links to the future British Kings (Princes William and George).
A journey from Letterkenny to Donegal town, will give the visitor an insight into the significance (and Biddy’s pub and ghost stories!) of the Barnesmore Gap, the only inland passageway between the Blue Stack mountain range connecting the north to the north-west parts of the County of Donegal.
And this leads to the stronghold of the County (Donegal town) from as early as the 14th century, at the time of the o’Donnell dynasty – “the fort of the foreigners”. It is here that one is able to take a walking tour of the town, a waterbus ride out into the historic bay and look back in time to the beginnings of the conflict between British and the Irish.
A full day tour will include:
· A walking tour of Letterkenny
· Balleybofey and the Barnesmore Gap
· A walking tour of Donegal town
· A waterbus trip into the bay with sightings of seals
Full day tours: Small groups (10 – 15 people) from €250 for full-day Excludes entrance fees and refreshments Full-day tours 9.00 to 17.00
Large groups (30 – 57 people) from €500 for full-day Excludes entrance fees and refreshments Full-day tours 9.00 – 17.00