Burtonport Harbour

Burtonport, Co Donegal, North West Ireland

Burtonport and the small islands east of Aranmore are steeped in history. An 18th-century herring fishing station was set up here, and although it lasted only 14 years, many of the buildings survive and have been renovated. Burtonport has the principal harbour on the west coast of Donegal and is the ferry port for Aranmore. It is an ideal base for exploring the islands and sounds of the Rosses, the stunningly scenic granite coast of Ireland’s northwestern extremity.

Burtonport Harbour (Donegal County Council)
Phone: 086 831 0121
VHF: 12


Facilities include: Harbour, Fresh Water , Marine Diesel , Petrol by can, Gas, Provisions, Store, Rubbish Disposal, Bar, Restaurant, Post Office, Internet Access, Slipway.


There are a large number of islands off the northwest coast. Rutland, Arranmore, Innishfree to name a few. Arranmore being the larger of these islands with a population of about 800 people and has a daily ferry service to and from the island from Burtonport. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and a provision shop.