Killybegs is a town in south County Donegal and is the largest fishing port in the country and on the island of Ireland.
The town is situated at the head of a scenic harbour and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending northward.
In 1588, Killybegs was the last port of call for the Spanish vessel La Girona, which had dropped anchor in the harbor when the Spanish Armada fetched up on the Irish coast during Spain’s war with England.
Fintra beach is a Blue Flag beach located on the outskirts of Killybegs town. Consisting entirely of fine golden sand, it is regarded as one of the safest beaches in Ireland.
In the summer, there is a street festival celebrating the fish catches and incorporating the traditional “Blessing of the Boats”.
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