Killybegs is situated on County Donegal's South West Coast about 18 miles from Donegal Town.The picturesque approach to the town is dominated by a multitude of hills rolling down to the beautiful Donegal Bay.
It is Ireland's premier fishing port and the majority of it's 3000 population are employed in the fishing industry. During the busy fishing season cargo ships flying flags from all over the world are a common sight in the harbour.
For decades Killybegs was famous for it's famous hand-tufted carpets,examples of which can be seen in Arás an Uachtarán, The Vatican and The White House, to mention but a few. Thankfully this traditional craft is being revived and the factory is once again booming.
The town provides three levels of education with three Primary Schools, a Vocational School and a Tourism College.
Two local hotels, The Bay View and The Tara provide excellent conference and recreational facilities. The hotels together with the many restaurants, guesthouses and B+B houses provide excellent accommodation and top class cuisine. For the traveller Killybegs could be described as the gateway to the villagesof Kilcar,Carrick,Teelin and Glencolmcille and some of Ireland's most rugged and beautiful scenery and well known Gaeltacht region.