Killybegs is the largest fishing port in Ireland. It is a natural deepwater harbour and is home to many of Ireland’s largest trawlers but it handles many other types of shipping as well. These include passenger cruise liners and mixed specialist cargoes. Killybegs is located on the south coast of the county, north of Donegal Bay, near Donegal Town. The town is situated at the head of the scenic harbour and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending northward.

Killybegs Harbour extends northwards from McSwyne’s Bay. At the bottom of the chart can be seen the townland of Killultan. This is located on a peninsula, the end of which is St. John’s Point which houses a lighthouse dating back to 1831. It is one of 70 lighthouses operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights around the coast of Ireland and continues to provide a vital role in maritime safety today.


  • Location: Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: N.A.