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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Letterkenny. The Letterkenny hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Letterkenny. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Letterkenny hotels.

Letterkenny is the largest town in County Donegal, located 35 miles north of Donegal Town and 20 miles west of Derry in Northern Ireland. It is situated at the base of the picturesque Lough Swilly. Some prominent buildings in Letterkenny include St. Eunan's Cathedral, St. Eunan's College, the Workhouse (now functioning as the town's museum), and St. Conal's Hospital.

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Attractions St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny. Saint Eunan's cathedral was built between 1890 and 1900 in the Victorian neo-Gothic style and is one of the most ornate cathedrals in Ireland. Local Donegal sandstone was used in the construction and the cathedral is furnished in oak with an altar of Carrara Marble. Saint Eunan's spire is 212 feet high. Location: In the centre of Letterkenny.

St. Eunan's Cathedral

Attractions Horn Head cliffs rise straight out of the water to a height of about 600ft on the ocean side of the peninsula. They are an important colony for breeding seabirds, including the European Shag and the Razorbill. It is designated as an Irish Natural Heritage Area and as a Refuge for Fauna specifically sea birds. Horn Head has many remains of Neolithic stone circles, court tombs and passage tombs and prehistoric field boundaries. About 18 miles north of Letterkenny.

Horn Head

Attractions Lough Swilly is a flooded river valley stretching 40 kilometres into County Donegal from the Atlantic Ocean. The shoreline of the lough is attractive with spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches. The surrounding area is picturesque with mountains and lakes, peat bogs, saltmarsh and woodland. Lough Swilly hosts a wide variety of wildlife including rare bird species. Location: On the outskirts of Letterkenny.

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