Best Tourism Initiative


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Know Donegal Local Experts Programme

The Know Donegal Local Experts Programme started in 2018. A new concept developed by the Visitor Engagement Team the workshops educate front facing employees with the knowledge of how to deliver relevant personalised advice to visitors.

There are now over 320 Local Experts in Donegal. Including waiting staff, taxi drivers, retail assistants, bar tenders and local volunteers. Everyone leaves the workshop with a bank of local knowledge and a renewed enthusiasm for Donegal.

Know Donegal Local Experts programme ensures the visitor experience in Donegal is second to none.

Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport commenced operations in 1986 providing vital air access to and from the region and employs 30 people.

As the “Worlds most Scenic Airport Approach” the numbers of passengers, private jet traffic and the brand have been growing substantially.

Donegal Airport works closely with Donegal Tourism and the Wild Atlantic Way promoting Donegal. Direct connections with 14 US cities via Dublin Airport it has seen a significant increase in US visitors year on year.

Donegal airport is a catalyst for tourism in Donegal, it contributes to the economic wellbeing and is firmly rooted in the community.

Donegal Food Tours

Donegal Food tours, in its first season, is already making an impact. Part of Donegal Food Coast, Sue Glackin has tapped into the growing food producing community in Donegal.

Sue has partnered with restaurants and food producers to ensure participants on the tours covering North & South Donegal get an authentic flavour of the food offering in the county.

Sue started the business from a passion for food. Running a minimum of two tours a week, she is an ambassador for food in the County has big plans for the future of Donegal Food Tours.

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