Dún na nGall (Donegal Town) is the county town of County Donegal, its Irish name meaning the "Fort of the strangers". Donegal Town is an attractive market town that is centered around the Diamond area which is a hub of activity and where local traders, visitors and shoppers mingle effortlessly.
Donegal Town was also the seat of the O'Donnell's up until the 17th Century. The remains of the O'Donnell Clan stronghold "Donegal Castle" has been restored and is now a very popular visitor attraction. Donegal Castle was built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century and is located just off the Diamond area and town centre.
The town is also the home of Donegal tweed industry in Ireland and the Magee family. From modest beginnings in 1866, when the company was established by John Magee, the Magee brand name has become world-renowned and famous for Donegal Tweed and Men's Tailoring. The Magee Department store offering a large selection of finely tailored clothing is located on the Diamond in the heart of Donegal Town.
In the centre of the Diamond you can view a tall obelisk dedicated to the memory of the Four Masters. This was the name given to the four friars, who in the 17th century, complied the Annals of the Four Masters, one of the earliest historical texts recording the early history of Ireland.
A short stroll from the Diamond is the old harbour area over looking the famous Donegal Bay from where you can climb aboard the Donegal Bay Waterbus and enjoy the magnificent views while listening to the onboard commentary on the history of Donegal Town – highly recommended!
Regardless of the direction you are travelling from, the best way to reach the Mill Park Hotel is to drive toward Donegal Town until you reach the Donegal Town ring-road which by-passes the town.
Stay on the Donegal Town by-pass travelling in the direction toward Killybegs (N56). As you approach the ring-road exit at the Killybegs round-about, the Mill Park Hotel is visible from the roundabout and entry to the hotel is clearly sign-posted.