Letterkenny, the commercial centre of County Donegal, is a modern vibrant town with a rich cultural heritage. It is the county's largest town with a population of 19,500. Originally a market town serving a wide agricultural hinterland, Letterkenny has evolved to become a modern, cosmopoliton urban area.
The work - life balance is one of Letterkenny's unique selling points and is very apparent. Only minutes from the town are highland glens, spectacular beaches and rolling countryside. Letterkenny has all the facilities you would find in a city with, amongst other attractions, two Town Parks, Multi-screen Cinema, Glenveagh National Park right on the doorstep, thriving night life, Theatre, County Museum and Regional Cultural Centre.
Letterkenny is the retail capital of Donegal , providing a mix of independent shops and national chains. Long established family businesses continue to offer high quality goods, produce, crafts and services. The traditional Main Street co-exists alongside Letterkenny Retail Parks, Letterkenny Shopping Centre and other shopping hubs, all offering fantastic value and excellent customer service.
There are also a great variety of restaurants, cafes, hotels and a pulsating night time economy. The arts are well catered for by An Grianan Theatre and the Regional Cultural Centre. The annual Errigal Arts Festival is renowned throughout the world. The town's library is a great resource for all the community as is the Donegal County Museum.
Letterkenny enjoys the best of both worlds. Whilst it retains the charm of a small town it also possesses the infrastructure and services that many larger towns and cities would envy.
Letterkenny has developed a strong performing tourism sector comprising hotels and a range of visitor facilities. Letterkenny is centrally located in relation to County Donegal's iconic natural wonders such as Glenveagh National Park, Malin Head which is Ireland's most northerly point, the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Sliabh Liag, the Donegal Gaeltacht, the historic City of Derry and the Causeway Coast, a UNESCO Heritage Site.