Killybegs Harbour in Donegal, receives fishing vessels come from Ireland and Europe

Killybegs Harbour in Co Donegal is the largest fishing port in Ireland boasting some of the most modern companies and fishing vessels in the industry.

Killybegs or Na Cealla Beaga in Irish for small cells, referring to the beehive shape cells in a local early monastic settlement is a long-established fishing town dating back to the seventeenth century. As a port it saw a visit from the ‘Girona’ of the Spanish Armada in 1588. It’s one of the best natural harbours on this coast. It is accessible in all weathers, day and night. Vessels using the harbour range from 10 metres to 200 metres, from fishing vessels to cargo ships and most recently oil supply vessels, servicing the oil and gas industry offshore. Due to the promising results for oil surveys it is expected that this type of traffic will increase in the near future. More recently cruise ships have been calling to the harbour.

Killybegs boasts a diverse range of marine manufacturing businesses from boatbuilding to metal fabrication, and from cranes to sea pumps Their products are transported across the world to be fitted to fishing vessels.

What Killybegs is renowed throughout the world is for it’s fish. Killybegs is the largest exporter of pelagic fish in Ireland with makerel and herring products travelling to countries like Nigeria in Africa and as far away as Japan in far-east Asia. Fish product is in high demand and from Autumn through the Winter months into Spring fishing boats from all over the world come to Killybegs with mackerel, herring, horse mackerel and blue whiting.

Killybegs is also a strong base for the whitefish industry with the fleet fishing from Rockall, 230 nautical miles to the north-west of Donegal, to the Porcupine Bank located around 200 nautucal miles of the west coast of Ireland. Fishing vessels from Killybegs also travel to the Porcupine Bank to fish nephrops (also known as Dublin Bay Prawns and Norwegian Lobster). This valuable species is mainly exported to mainland Europe.

Killybegs has seen major changes since the start of the 1900’s. Where once a local fleet fished Donegal Bay into a small village pier, in over a century it has grown into a multi-national town with fishing families coming from around the Irish coast to live and work there. It also boasts a large number of European fishing families who now class the area as home.

Below is a list of the local companies and a list of accommodation options in this wonderful fishing port.

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Killybegs Local Industry

Atlantic Marine Supplies Limited

Croaghlin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731440

info@atlanticmarine.ie

http://www.atlanticmarine.ie

Barry Electronics Limited

St. Catherines Rd., Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731215

sales@bel.ie

https://barryelectronics.ie

EK Marine Ltd

Roshine, Glebe, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9741683

info@ekmarine.ie

http://ekmarine.ie

Gallagher Bros

Donegal Rd, Drumbeagh, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731004

fish@gallagherbros.ie

http://www.gallagherbros.ie

Ker Group

Roshine Rd, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731525

info@ker.ie

http://www.ker.ie

MMG Welding

Roshine, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9741794

info@mmgwelding.ie

https://mmgwelding.ie

Premier Fish Products

Stoneyhill Industrial Estate, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9741556

info@premierfish.ie

https://premierfish.ie

Killybegs Marine Surveyors

Porters Gate, Tawnasligo, Benroe, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353 087 6482814

noel@killybegsmarinesurveyors.com

https://www.killybegsmarinesurveyors.ie

Mooney Boats Ltd

Shore Rd, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731152

Info@mooneyboats.ie

https://mooneyboats.ie

SeaQuest Systems

Industrial Road, Killybegs, Co Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731542

sales@seaquest.ie

https://seaquest.ie

Swan Net Gundry

Roshine Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731180

enquiries@sng.ie

https://sng.ie

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Killybegs Hospitality – Food & Drink

Ahoy Café

Shore Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731952

info@ahoycafe.ie

https://www.facebook.com/ahoycafekillybegs

Fusion Bistro

Supervalu, First Floor, Donegal Rd, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9732623

fusionbistrokillybegs@outlook.com

https://www.facebook.com/fusionbistro19

 

Harbour Bar

21 Bridge St, Cashelcummin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731049

 

Killybegs Seafood Shack

Shore Road, Cashelcummin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-089 239 3094

killybegsseafoodshack@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pg/killybegseafoodshack

Boathouse Restaurant

Main St, Cashelcummin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731730

boathouserestaurantkillybegs@mail.com

https://www.facebook.com/boathousekillybegs

The Galleon Bar

Main St, Cashelcummin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-087-6568721

Hughies Bar

22 Main St, Cashelcummin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731095

info@22mainstreet.com

https://www.facebook.com/Hughies-Bar-Killybegs

 

Melly’s Café

Main St, Drumbeagh, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731093

https://www.facebook.com/Mellys-Cafe

Mrs B’s Coffee House

Main St, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9732656

https://www.mrsbscoffeehouse.com

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Killybegs Hospitality – Accommodation

Bay View Hotel

Main St, Cashelcummin, Killlybegs, Co. Donegal 

Tel: +353-(0)74- 9731950 

reception@bayviewhotel.ie

http://www.bayviewhotel.ie

Mill Park Hotel

The Mullins, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9722880

info@millparkhotel.com

https://www.millparkhotel.com

Seawinds Bed and Breakfast

Main St, Drumbeagh, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9732003

seawindsireland@gmail.com

https://seawindsireland.com

 

The Fleet Inn

21 Bridge St, Cashelcummin, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731695

info@thefleetinn.com

https://thefleetinn.com

The Ritz

Drumbeagh, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9731309

theritzkillybegs@gmail.com

http://www.theritz-killybegs.com

Tara Hotel

Main Street, Killybegs, Co. Donegal

Tel: +353-(0)74-9741700

info@tarahotel.ie

http://www.tarahotel.ie

 

 

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