Nestled at the base of the Bluestack Mountains, Donegal is a Gaelic town in Donegal County. Fondly referred to as the 'Wild Child of Ireland', business travellers will love cosy Donegal hotels for their convenient transport connections to the powerhouse cities of Dublin, Derry and Galway. Just an hour's drive away, Londonderry Airport can help you jet off to that next meeting in time.
Why should I visit Donegal on my business trip?
Donegal provides the perfect break for the business traveller in search of culture, nature and gastronomy. The city centre can easily be explored on foot, while bicycles can also be rented. The town centre, known as 'The Diamond', boasts charming architecture and an obelisk called 'The Monument' which is a popular meeting spot for skateboarders.
The imposing 15th-century Donegal Castle proposes an exciting program of events during summer. Take home a few souvenirs for family, friends and colleagues from local craft and hand-weaving shops. Jet-setting travellers will appreciate the international cuisine on offer in Donegal: there's Indian, Italian, Chinese and much more to choose from. That said, don't miss out on the sumptuous local seafood platters and traditional venison pie. For an after-work fix, stop by the friendly neighbourhood inn where traditional music, pub quizzes and Irish pub fare await.
Where can I find the big business events?
Donegal County is known for its high-quality trade fairs centred around food, crafts, weddings and home furnishings. The 'A Taste of Donegal Food Festival' held each summer features lifestyle products in addition to food and drink. Events such as 'Doing Business in Donegal' are free to the public and businesses looking to invest in the county.
How do I enjoy the Gaelic outdoors with a hotel in Donegal?
Donegal's rugged landscapes are just what is needed to disconnect from the stresses of the business world. Water buses from the harbour provide one-hour boat rides that skirt the Irish coast. Meanwhile, the shimmering Lough Eske lake is perfect for cycling, angling and picnics.
Step out of Donegal town into the county's Gaeltacht areas. Dramatic landscapes await at Tory Island, Arranmore Island, Gola Island and Inishtrahull. The Wild Atlantic Way is marked by glens, loughs, marine life and mystical seascapes which are simply unbeatable. A hotel in Donegal assures you an unforgettable Irish getaway.