Tara Hotel

Harbor front, Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland

A sterling reputation for professional and friendly service defines this modern, bright, and airy harborside hotel—an ideal base to explore this alluring corner of southern Donegal. The 31 guest rooms are well equipped and tastefully decorated in warm colors with dark-red carpets and teak wood; most have expansive harbor vistas, some come with small balconies. The Turntable restaurant offers an excellent choice of seafood dishes such as monkfish or turbot, as well as steak, lamb, and pork. Station 59 (named after the last train that came into Killybegs in 1959) is a spacious bar looking out on the busy harbor, and with five plasma-screen TVs, it is especially popular with sports fans. Bar meals may include fresh Killybegs haddock, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps, accompanied by local craft beers such as Donegal Blonde or Dungarvan Red ale. The Leisure Club includes a fitness suite and Vibro gym; personal plasma TV screens are fitted to each piece of cardiovascular equipment.


  • attractive guest rooms
  • leisure club is one of the finest in County Donegal


  • no pool
  • noisy when big sporting events bring out supporters


Phones: 074-974–1700


31 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Some meals