When people think of hospitality careers, they think of big cities like Dublin or Belfast. But right across Ireland, there are rural towns and villages that are the heartlands of the tourism and hospitality industry.
One such place is Killybegs, a small but beautiful town on the west coast of Ireland. Situated along the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast, it is a popular stop along this stunning route.
Killybegs: A great location with great places
With plenty of restaurants and eateries in the town, Killybegs is a must see stop along the Wild Atlantic Way for any food lover. As a fishing town at heart, there are many seafood eateries that are well worth visiting.
The town surrounds the fishing harbour and is in the shadow of Slieve League, making it a stunning location wherever you look. The town hosts several events throughout the year, including a summer street festival celebrating the fish catches and incorporating the traditional “Blessing of the Boats”.
There are dozens of hotels, restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses in the town, so if you are looking for a taste of the rural hospitality scene to build your career, this could be the perfect place to start your journey.