Getting Here and Around in Donegal Town

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Getting Here and Around

Donegal is a 60-minute drive from Sligo north along the N15. The main pay car park is at the Quay beside the tourist information office on the approach road from the south. Catch the wrong day in the height of summer and Donegal town is a bottleneck. Fortunately it doesn't occur very often—the reason may be a local wedding, a festival, a funeral, or a Gaelic football match. The main delays focus on the one-way system operating around the Diamond. Try to avoid this area around 5 pm.

Public transport throughout Donegal is limited to buses. Bus Éireann operates direct daily services from Donegal Town to Dublin Airport and the city center, which also stop in the nearby towns of Ballyshannon and Belleek. They run regular services between the bigger towns linking Donegal Town with Bundoran, Letterkenny, and west to Killybegs, Glencolumbkille, Glenties, and Dungloe. There is no bus station but buses stop outside the Abbey Hotel in the Diamond. A raft of smaller independently run buses crisscrosses Donegal's roads—including McGeehan Coaches, Patrick Gallagher Coaches, Feda O'Donnell Coaches, John McGinley Coach Travel, and Donegal Coaches—and these companies pick up and drop off in Quay Street.

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