Killybegs Holiday Homes Donegal
Killybegs is Ireland’s leading fishing port and the harbour area is busy throughout the year. Fishing provided much employment in the past and is still a chief source employment. Another major employer in Killybegs, was Donegal Carpets.
At its peak the hand knotted carpet factory employed as many as 80 workers the majority were women. Carpets were made here for Buckingham Palace, the White House, Aras an Uachtarain, and many other prestigious buildings around the world.
Today the building houses the Maritime & Heritage Museum. The area around the deep fjord-like inlet of Killybegs has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the twenty or more ring forts that remain, most of them near the shore.
The town was named in early Christian times, the name Na Cealla Beaga referring to a group of monastic cells.