Towns of Donegal
Letterkenny —County Donegal
Letterkenny is Donegal's principal town and the ideal location to base yourself for a holiday in Donegal and Ireland's beautiful North West Region. Letterkenny got its name from the Gaelic Irish 'Leitir Ceannain' meaning 'Hillside of the O'Cannons. Originally a tiny fishing village, which developed on the banks of Lough Swilly. Letterkenny had grown into a prosperous market town by the 17th century and is now the largest and most densely populated town in Donegal. Letterkenny is a vibrant town, particularly at night there are a number of very popular pubs and clubs.