The town lies close to the shores of Trawbeaga Bay. Carndonagh is the site of the Donagh Cross, which belonged to an early Christian monastery founded by St. Patrick. It is a small but pretty town consisting of cafés, pubs, a variety of shops and a nightclub, 'Tul na Ri'. Carndonagh has a community of active musicians, artists and writers and is home to the Inishowen Carnival Group and the Inishowen Gospel choir (both international performers).

The town is very lively at the weekends, with live music in most of the town's many pubs, and it is renowned for the quality of the music acts who play there. The town is very central in Inishowen, and there are regular bus connections to almost all parts of the peninsula, and therefore a good base to access many activities that may be beyond walking distance. It is still only a short drive to Malin, Ballyliffin, Clonmany and no more than 25 mins drive to the furthest parts of Inishowen.

PLACES TO STAY IN CARNDONAGH

THINGS TO DO IN CARNDONAGH

PLACES TO EAT IN CARNDONAGH

NIGHTLIFE IN CARNDONAGH

SHOPS AND MORE

Why not browse around some of the local attractions below to help you plan your visit? You can also check out our events page to find out what's on.