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Killybegs Donegal Ireland Cruise Port Guide


The dock is within walking distance of town.

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Killybegs is a bustling town where local and foreign ships tower over the quayside. With large numbers of both trendy and modern restaurants, traditional pubs, Killybegs offers the visitor a variety of good food, entertainment and a warm welcome.

Above the harbor area is the old Donegal Carpet Factory building where the world famous hand crafted Donegal Carpets were manufactured. Today the building is home to the Killybegs Maritime & Heritage center.

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Usually when the cruises come in there will be music in the village bars and you could relax in one of them after getting around prior to going back to your ship. Also the tourist office is just on the main thoroughfare past the harbor to the left as you leave the harbor. They are very helpful and might have more suggestions for you.

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The Republic of Ireland is part of the Eurozone, so as in many other European Union countries the currency here is the Euro (symbol: €). Stand Alone Cash machines (ATMs) are widely available in every city and town in the country and credit cards are accepted in 90% of outlets. Fees are not generally charged by Irish ATMs (but beware that your bank may charge a fee).

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English is spoken everywhere but Irish (Gaeilge) is the first official language.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Offices: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Shops: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, until 8pm on Thursday; Saturday: 9am to 6pm; Sunday: Limited Hours Pubs: 10.30am to 11.30pm, Monday to Thursday. Closing is at 12.30am Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, 12.30 to 11.30pm. Pubs are closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

January 1 - New Year's Day March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Good Friday (Not a statutory holiday) Easter Monday May 1 - May Day First Monday in June - Bank Holiday First Monday in August - Bank Holiday Last Monday in October - Bank Holiday December 25 - Christmas Day December 26 - St. Stephen's Day

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