Killybegs: A Hospitality Haven


Updated On: November 07, 2023 by   Ciaran ConnollyCiaran Connolly

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. 

View of the town of Killybegs and docked ships at the harbor - Ireland
View of the town of Killybegs and docked ships at the harbor – Ireland

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 sea shore - Ireland
Killybegs sea shore – Ireland

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”.

Delicious baked goodies at Mrs. B's Coffee House in Killybegs - Ireland
Delicious baked goodies at Mrs. B’s Coffee House in Killybegs – Ireland

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.

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