This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Errigal.
Errigal is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is one of the most picturesque places in the country. When in Errigal, there is much to see and to do in the town and in the surrounding county. One of the prime locations is the Wild Atlantic Way, a coastal route that starts in County Cork and passes through Errigal too. You can stay at a hostel located along the Way or in the city. All the hostels here tend to be affordable and are nice places to stay in.
On days with nice weather, be sure to leave your hostel and go to the beach. The sea breeze is very refreshing. The water quality at the beach is crystal clear, with a Blue Flag status like most of the 1000+ kilometers of coastline in the county. People who prefer greenery to the sea breeze can visit the Letterkenny and Ballymacool town parks instead. These parks have walking tracks, playgrounds, and sculpture gardens in which you can relax and unwind. The Letterkenny Gold Club is also located nearby if you want to play a game or two.
If you want to enjoy some more beautiful scenery, the Dunlewey Center is located on the Dunlewey Lough, with Mount Errigal watching over the center. It is a good place for families staying at nearby hostels in Errigal and beyond. For more chances to get in touch with nature, take the trip over to the Glenveagh National Park, one of Ireland’s six national parks. It covers over 16000 acres of land, including mountains.
When visiting the town center of Errigal, make sure you stop at the Letterkenny Craft and Design Studio, as well as the Artisans Market of Letterkenny. These are both markets for local craftsmen and artisans to sell their homemade wares, from souvenirs to delicious local cuisine. You can find people from all over the Donegal county selling their produce here: Wares also include pottery and baked goods.
Written by local enthusiast for Errigal hostelsJakob Lombardi