Places to Visit in Letterkenny, Ireland, Europe

Places to Visit in Letterkenny, Ireland, Europe

Letterkenny is one of the most populous town in Donegal County in Ireland and largest in North West part of the country. Letterkenny is situated at average elevation of 52 meters (171 feet) above the sea level and surrounded by mountain regions and during winter season it is covered by snow that offers breathtaking view of surrounding.

Letterkenny economy is based on commercial, retail social and economic facilities and surrounded by I.T companies, General Hospitals and schools. Letterkenny is bounded by Milford, Ballybofey, Strabane, Gweedore, Dungloe and Sion Mills and situated at the distance of 240 kilometers from Dublin, capital of Ireland. Coordinates of Letterkenny are 54.9566° N, 7.7203° W.


History of Letterkenny:

Letterkenny was established as market town in 17th century and the people of the region largely depends on agriculture. During the Rory O’Cannon, constructed the buildings and churches in the town and roads were developed for the growth of the market in the region. During the Norman occupation castles were constructed that can be still seen in the town. French forces tried to capture the Donegal County in 1798 but British army defeated the French. Letterkenny was granted the town status in the year 1920.

What to see in Letterkenny?

Cathedral of St. Eunan:

Cathedral of St. Eunan is situated at the distance of 2 kilometers from center of the town is also identified as Roman Catholic Cathedral that was constructed between 1890 and 1900 and Cardinal O’Donnell became the youngest bishop in the world during that time.


Letterkenny Town Park:

Letterkenny Town Park is placed at the distance of 1 kilometer from center of the town is the busiest location for the locals and nice location to relax and the park is enclosed by herb garden, flower beds, new and mature trees.


Other Places to Visit in Letterkenny:

  • Swilly River
  • County Museum
  • Library and Arts Centre
  • Newmills Corn and Flax Mill
  • Grianan of Aileach
  • Glenveagh National Park


Best time to visit Letterkenny:

Letterkenny faces temperate oceanic climate with summer season from June to September and winter season from October to May and snow may fall during winter season. Best time to visit Letterkenny is from June to September.


Getting to Letterkenny:

By Air:

Letterkenny is situated at the distance of 57 kilometers from center of the town is the small airport that has direct and regular flights connectivity to and from Dublin city and from airport tourists can board bus to reach the town.


By Road:

Letterkenny is well linked through highways from distinct part of the county and Bus Eireann is the main bus provider the county and buses will run from cities like Dublin, Derry, Galway and Lough Swilly Bus Company functions local bus services.


Accommodation in Letterkenny:

Letterkenny has some of the finest hotels in the county catering to the lodging necessities of the visitors coming to the place all round the year. The hotels offer some of the world class services like spa, sauna, hot water spring bath, steam bath, and few hotels in the town serve exotic Irish cuisines and dishes, 24 hours help desk, facilities for handicapped guests, welcome lobby and lounges, free internet with Wi-Fi connectivity etc at the cost of $ 30 to $ 250 and above per day. List of hotels located in Letterkenny are:

  • Trident Hotel
  • Hayfield Manor
  • Cork International Airport Hotel
  • Lancaster Lodge
  • Maryborough Hotel & Spa
  • Travelodge Cork Airport
  • Clarion Hotel Cork
  • Killarney Guest House
  • Silver Springs Moran Hotel
  • Carlton Hotel & Spa Kinsale
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork
  • Jurys Inn Cork
  • Maldron Hotel Cork

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