Letterkenny, the commercial and shopping centre of Donegal, is the county's largest town with a population of 20,000. Originally a market town serving a wide agricultural hinterland, Letterkenny has evolved to become a modern, vibrant town with a rich cultural heritage. The town is located in close proximity to renowned beaches, scenic countryside hotspots and historical sights, making it the perfect base for holiday makers and visitors.
Letterkenny is home to a mix of independent shops, high street stores and national chains. Among the independent stores are long established family businesses. Retail locations in town include, Letterkenny Main Street, (the longest Main Street in Ireland), Letterkenny Retail Park, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Port Road, the Courtyard Shopping Centre amongst other shopping hubs.
Letterkenny is home to amazing facilities for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy. These include two town parks, Century Complex, An Grianan Theatre, Donegal County Museum, the Aura Leisure Centre, Arena Seven and the Regional Cultural Centre. The town also boasts a selection of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, gastro pubs, hotels, guest houses, bars and nightclubs.
Letterkenny and The Wild Atlantic Way
Letterkenny has developed a strong performing tourism sector comprising hotels and a range of visitor facilities. Letterkenny is centrally located in relation to County Donegal's iconic natural wonders such as Glenveagh National Park, Malin Head which is Ireland's most northerly point, the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Sliabh Liag and the Donegal Gaeltacht.
For more information on visiting Donegal go to http://www.govisitdonegal.com/