Letterkenny, Co Donegal Ireland – 2016 International Finalist
Letterkenny is one of the fastest growing towns in Europe. It has seen a growth in new attractions, entertainment venues, shopping centres and accommodation over the past number of years. The town offers year round entertainment and is the perfect destination to explore the rich social and cultural and historical tapestry of Donegal and the Northwest of Ireland.
Located at the mouth of a deep and lovely Lough Swilly the town grew in the 17th century from a small fishing village to a prosperous town. Letterkenny’s name comes from the Irish Leitir Ceanainn meaning Hillside of the O’Canainn clan, the earliest recorded overlords of the Swilly region.
Letterkenny offers you the opportunity to wake up and realise you are in the heart of a vibrant town, ready to take in shopping, arts, history, sport and leisure that are within minutes of your accommodation. And as day turns to night and you enjoy what Letterkenny has to offer in terms of Theatre, Bars, Restaurants and Venues, it is good to know that the only thing separating you from your pillow is a short taxi journey – or even a short walk. Whatever your need, come visit and enjoy lovely Letterkenny.