Letterkenny travel guide

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You're Going to Love Letterkenny

With a population of 16,901, Letterkenny is the largest city in Donegal, Ireland by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Letterkenny

If you’re looking for affordable options, Warehouse Bar & Kitchen (100 Lower main Street) and Olde Glen Bar and Restaurant (Glen Bar) are great picks.

When to visit Letterkenny

Letterkenny in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 139
1 night at 3-star hotel
Letterkenny in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 139
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Letterkenny


Although Letterkenny doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Donegal Airport (CFN), which is located 25 miles from Letterkenny.


Another option to get to Letterkenny is to pick up a car rental from Dublin, which is about 126 miles from Letterkenny. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Budget, among others, in Dublin.

Airports near Letterkenny

Airlines serving Letterkenny

British Airways
Good (1,771 reviews)
Good (2,102 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (489 reviews)
Excellent (6 reviews)

Where to stay in Letterkenny

Where to stay in popular areas of Letterkenny

Most booked hotels in Letterkenny

Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 157+
Station House Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 138+
Clanree Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 116+
Dillons Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 125+
Shandon Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 225+
Mount Errigal Hotel, Conference & Leisure Centre
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 123+
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Renting a car in Letterkenny

Expect to pay C$ 2.36 per litre in Letterkenny (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.31 and C$ 37.74. The most frequently booked car type in Letterkenny is Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Opel Astra or similar) are, on average, 29% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.