Letterkenny is a vibrant market town steeped in history and natural beauty. It's located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is a gateway to Glenveagh National Park.
Don't miss out historic sites such as the Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba (dating back to the 1890s) and is made from white sandstone. Donegal County Museum is located inside the old Letterkenny Workhouse and houses displays covering thousands of years of local history, folklore and archeology.
Get out into the fresh air at Glenveagh National Park boasting hectares of heathland, forest, and hilly slopes all around the stunning Lough Veagh. Here, visitors can choose from various walking trails around the park. After, find your way to the 1870s Glenveagh Castle which stands majestically over the park and its own gardens. You can tour the castle and uncover the past of its various inhabitants.
Other attractions include the wonderful Mount Errigal which rises over the Gelnveach Park and is easily hiked up to. Another must-see is the glacial fjord, Lough Swilly. D
Driving out of Letterkenny is certainly worth doing, as you'll be taken on sweeping coastal roads of the most incredible scenery on the Wild Atlantic Way, head to Fanad Pensinsula for stunning views from the lighthouse.
Visit during late spring or early summer for drier weather to enjoy walking and visiting all the sites.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Letterkenny. The hottest month in Letterkenny is July, when temperatures peak at 80 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 27 ˚F. The wettest month in Letterkenny is November with 8.73 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.62 inches of rain.
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Browse vacation rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Hostelworld and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 289 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Letterkenny ranging from inexpensive options to luxury places to stay. When traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Letterkenny is available at $17.05 per night. An average vacation rental in Letterkenny costs on average $82 a night.
Those looking to get some work finished during their trip to Letterkenny can pick from 124 places to stay that have WiFi. 54 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 10 accommodations that have gyms. If you are driving to Letterkenny, you'll want to pick from 138 places to stay that provide parking. We track 4 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 25 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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