Letterkenny travel guide

Letterkenny Tourism | Letterkenny Guide

You're Going to Love Letterkenny

With a population of 16,901, Letterkenny is the largest city in Donegal, Ireland by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Letterkenny to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Letterkenny

If you’re looking for affordable options, Warehouse Bar & Kitchen (100 Lower main Street) and Sister Saras Gastro Pub (Port Road) are great picks.

When to visit Letterkenny

Letterkenny in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Letterkenny in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Letterkenny


Although Letterkenny doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Donegal Airport (CFN), which is located 40 km from Letterkenny.


Another option to get to Letterkenny is to pick up a car hire from Dublin, which is about 203 km from Letterkenny. You’ll find branches of Budget and Sixt, among others, in Dublin.

Airports near Letterkenny

Airlines serving Letterkenny

British Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Where to stay in popular areas of Letterkenny

Hiring a car in Letterkenny

Expect to pay $3.25 per litre in Letterkenny (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.99 and $51.99. The most frequently booked car type in Letterkenny is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 37% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.