Killybegs Harbour, Co Donegal, North West Ireland
Set sail for the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal on the west coast of Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way is an epic journey of discovery along 2,500 km of Ireland’s beautiful coast on the Western seaboard and where better to start your adventure than in Donegal, the most Northerly County on the route with a breathtaking coastline ready to be explored. This is one amazing sailing route that you will never forget.
With local traditional heritage and culture, fantastic coastal landscapes and an array of festivals, restaurants and pubs serving local specialties including fresh fish and craft beers, entertainment and places to visit, Donegal ensures a wide choice to suite the varied needs of visitors. Ireland’s North West coast will enchant you, from stunning headlands and beaches to colorful villages and towns all infused with the history, heritage and tradition of the maritime communities that have lived here for centuries.
Donegal is becoming increasingly popular as a sailing destination with the recent opening of the new Small Craft Harbour in Killybegs. Traditionally a commercial fishing port, the largest in Ireland, Killybegs has now become a hub for marine tourism with increasing numbers of cruise ships and leisure yacht visitors arriving in port each year. Killybegs is definitely an excellent addition to your Wild Atlantic Way sailing itinerary.
If you are planning a sailing trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, Killybegs is the perfect stopover point on your journey. You will have access to everything you need and the local people are most helpful in helping you plan your visit.
To arrange access to the small craft harbour facility please contact the superintendent on (00353)86 0484175 or the harbour office at (00353)749731032 or Killybegs.Harbour@agriculture.gov.ie
VHF: 14 (24h)
Mooney Boats Ltd in Killybegs has a fully stocked chandlery store located just meters away from the marina. There is also a 75 tonne boat hoist on site to cater for customers looking to avail of our popular "Winter Boat Storage" service where we provide water, metered power and a whole range of maintenance and service options for all boat owners.
The Killybegs Small Craft Harbour is now open for business and will welcome visiting yachts. There are a minimum of 4 berths available for visiting boats up to 16m long with a maximum draft of 6m. Larger boats may be accommodated by special arrangement with the Harbour Master. Fuel is available locally; with water, electricity, waste and recycling including oil disposal available through the Harbour office.
Facilities include: Harbour Master, Visitor Moorings, Anchorage, Fresh Water, Shorepower, Marine Diesel , Petrol by can, Gas, Chandler, Boatyard, Repair Services, Wi-Fi , Provisions Store, Laundrette, Toilets, Showers, Tourist Information Centre, Bar, Restaurant, Post Office, Internet Access, Slipway.
There is a wide range of excellent restaurants and pubs. Shops also available. Killybegs is renowned for its fishing. There is a large variety of birdlife in the area. The harbour area around Killybegs has been designated an important site by Birdwatch Ireland where Herring Gull along with a Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Iceland and seven Glaucous Gulls have been sited and recorded.