Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

(074) 9731950 / Book Now



Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

(074) 9731950 / Book Now

A Destination

A very warm welcome awaits you at the Bay View Hotel & Leisure Centre.

We are centrally located in the heart of Killybegs, overlooking Ireland's Premier Fishing Port.  

We, the new management, are very pleased to receive our guests in this stylish re-awakened hotel.  Re-opened just 1 year ago, in December 2014, it is reborn after long and careful decorating.

The Hotel facilities includes a relaxing Lobby, fully equipped Leisure Centre, Main Bar, Lukes Restaurant and Ballroom.

The Main Bar serves Carvery Lunch daily from 12.00 noon until 3.00pm and Bar Food from 3.00pm until 9.00pm. 

Also serving meals is Luke's Restaurant, on the 1st floor overlooking Killybegs Harbour, open every weekend. 

The Bay View Hotel Ballroom is the ideal location for Weddings, Functions and Conferences, this spacious area can be adapted to suit any occasion.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi in all bedrooms and common areas of the hotel.

Luxury room

The superior room, complete with King Size bed and a view over the Killybegs harbour that will take your breath away.

Robes and slippers on arrival to start your stay off in our luxury room.

Full use of our Leisure Centre, which consists of a 16m heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and fully equipped gym also included in your stay with us.


Sea view rooms

Our Sea View rooms are complete with a Double bed and some also have a Single Bed in the room.  The view of Killybegs Harbour will take your breath away.

These rooms hold an additional view supplement

Full use of our Leisure Centre, which consists of a 16m heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and fully equipped gym also included in your stay with us.

Double / Twin Room

Our tastefully decorated standard Double Rooms or Twin Bedded Rooms are complete with 1 Double Bed for 2 adults, or 1 Double Bed & 1 Single Bed (Twin Room) for 2 or more adults.  These rooms can also be sold to the lone traveller.

We also have Family Rooms available which have 1 Double Bed & 2 Single Beds, more suitable to the larger family.

Full use of our Leisure Centre, which consists of a 16m heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and fully equipped gym also included in your stay with us.


Lukes Restaurant

Every sumptuous dish is carefully prepared by our Culinary Team and is sure to tempt your taste buds.


Lukes Restaurant

Every sumptuous dish is carefully prepared by our Culinary Team and is sure to tempt your taste buds.

Luke's Restaurant delivers chic interior design, calm atmosphere, attentive service and of course, mouth-watering food, from our newly launched menu by our experienced team of chefs.

We have a full A La Carte Menu available.  The menu is packed with tantalising dishes which will taste even more special with a glass of wine or a bottle of your favourite beer or lager.

We are also pleased to confirm that our €60.00 Menu for 2 people is now making a return for the Winter months - this is a 4-Course Menu for 2 people for ONLY €60.00 - it is a delicious menu - come along and sample for yourself!

We hope you can join us, and we are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy 'Lukes Restaurant' at the Bay View Hotel. 

We are now taking bookings for First Holy Communion & Confirmations, please feel free to click on the link below to view our menu:-

Holy Communion & Confirmation Menu


Leisure Centre

Free Access For Hotel Residents, Membership Available Or Use On A "Pay As You Go" Basis


Leisure Centre

Free Access For Hotel Residents, Membership Available Or Use On A "Pay As You Go" Basis

Leisure Centre

Why not take some time out while on your stay with us here at they Bay View Hotel & Leisure Centre:

Enjoy a refreshing swim in our 16m Heated Swimming Pool

Laze in the Jacuzzi

Unwind in the Steam Room

Chill Out in the Sauna

Rejuvenate and tone your body in our Fitness Centre


Private swimming lessons

Private Swimming Lessons can be arranged with our Leisure Centre staff at any stage.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday                                  7.00am – 10.00pm

Saturday                                                8.00am – 9.00pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays                     9.00am – 8.00pm

Membership Rates

12 Month Individual: €450.00

6 Month Individual: €280.00

3 Month Individual: €200.00

Seperate rates for Couples, Students and Over 60s.  Contact the Leisure Centre directly for more details.

Water Aerobic Classes

We have water aerobic classes on twice a week:

Tuesday Morning: 11.00am - 11.45am

Thursday Evening: 7.30pm - 8.15pm

Contact the Leisure Centre with any enquiries.


The Bar

The heart of the Hotel - Perfect place to meet friends


The Bar

The heart of the Hotel - Perfect place to meet friends

The Lounge Bar

On entering our charming lounge bar you will instantly sense its intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like being in your own home. 

Each detail has been passionately chosen and tastefully decorated to make our guests and customers feel comfortable and welcome.

Catch your favourite sport on our 50 inch plasma screens or sit and unwind by the fire.

We also would like to invite all our guests to come and join us in our live entertainment every weekend

Carvery Lunch

Our Carvery is served 7 days a week, from 12.00noon until 3.00pm daily.  The menu boasts a selection of mouth-watering meals and fresh salads, sandwiches, paninis and wraps available from our Salad Bar.  Take Away meals or snacks available to pre-order for collection.

Indulge in some of our magnificent culinary delights.  We pride ourselves on the remarkable food we have to offer starting with our excellent Carvery Lunch.   This provides the guest with a more casual dining experience and offers a quality with real value.

Bar Food

Our new Bar Food menu is served from 3.00pm until 9.00pm - 7 days a week.  Our team of trained chefs will provide an exceptional dining experience that satisfies your palate offering delicious foods and wines and you can also avail of our sumptuous locally caught seafood.

Keep the little monsters happy too with our tasty Children's menu, and a sample of our Knickerbocker Glory is a must!

See Menu

See Children's Menu

Major Announcement - little hours live

Live in the Ballroom on Easter Satuday night, April 4th.  Door open at 8.30pm 

Tickets available from hotel reception; pre-purchase is advised as spaces are limited.  Priced at €8.00 each, €10.00 on the door on the night.



One of Donegal's finest Wedding Venues



One of Donegal's finest Wedding Venues


We are proud to say that the Bay View Hotel & Leisure Centre holds itself as an ideal wedding venue with an on site wedding co-ordinator who will be more than happy to help with all the details of your wedding.  Every season is the perfect season to celebrate your wedding at the Bay View Hotel.  We promise to go the extra mile to make sure your special day is full of unforgettable memories to cherish in your days ahead as husband and wife.

Our Luxury Ballroom caters for up to 300 guests and is the ideal venue for the small or large wedding.  We pride ourselves on attention to detail, top quality cuisine and the highest standard of care.

Our dedicated and experienced team of Chefs will provide a culinary feast that will not disappoint.  Our service team have years of experience and we can guarantee that you will be more than satisfied with the service on the day.

Our on site wedding planner will help you with as much or as little of the planning as you will require, including the entertainment, car hire, table decorations, flowers, wedding cake, photographer/videos etc.

Included In Your Wedding Package:

  • “One Wedding Per Day” policy
  • Private Banqueting Suite with late bar
  • Red carpet welcome plus glass of bubbly for the Bride, Groom and the Bridal Party
  • A warm welcome for your guests with tea, coffee and biscuit selection with our compliments
  • Sumptuous five course dinner menu, our team of chefs are on hand to assist with menu options
  • One glass of wine per person
  • Evening finger food buffet
  • Tables set with crisp white linen tablecloths and napkins
  • White chair covers with co-ordinated colour sash to match your colour scheme
  • Personalised menus & table plan
  • Choice of cake stands & knifes available
  • Candelabra centre piece
  • Integrated audio visual system and microphone
  • Complimentary bed & breakfast in our luxury bridal suite on the Wedding Night with a special for the 2nd night
  • Reduced hotel B&B rates for your guests
  • Complimentary meal on your 1st year anniversary
  • Breakfast delivered to your room on the first morning of your honeymoon
  • After wedding party buffet menu available – prices ranging from €5.50 - €15.00 per person.  Held upstairs in our Cocktail Bar
  • After wedding party finger food is complimentary in the Main Bar

To view our wedding facilities, meet our wedding team or view our wedding packages please contact the hotel directly on 074 97 31950


Wild Atlantic Way

Explore Your Wild Atlantic Way With Us


Wild Atlantic Way

Explore Your Wild Atlantic Way With Us

The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route.  It’s inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. The Wild Atlantic Way is yours to experience however you choose. 

From its northernmost point in Donegal to its southernmost in Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way offers one of the world's most diverse and spectacular coastlines.  Immerse yourself in culture, music and food found in the towns and villages along the way, climb the most breathtaking heights and experience a landscape that revives the soul.

  • 2500 KM
  • 160 Discovery Points
  • 15 Signature Discovery Points
  • 26 Islands to Discover
  • 150 Hidden Gems

Attractions In The Area

The location of the Bay View Hotel is ideal for those who want to explore the breath-taking attractions the area has to offer.  This is the perfect base for travelling around this beautiful part of Donegal.

Sliabh liag Cliffs

These are the hightest sea cliffs in Europe and we are delighted that they just a short 30-minute drive away from the hotel.  Slieve League soars to 601 metres (1,972 ft).  Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Slieve League reaches almost three times higher.

Experienced walkers only should venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man's Pass which loops around onto the Pilgrim's Path. 
This is a sacred mountain, for over a thousand years there was a Christian pilgrimage.  You should remember this when visiting, so please do not disturb these monuments of Irish cultural heritage. There's much to know about Sliabh League, like the monks who went to Iceland or the eagle and the baby. To learn more visit the award winning Slieve League Cliffs Centre which is all about local culture, food and crafts served with a real warm Donegal welcome and sense of humour.

Fintra Beach

Fintra Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag beach just a couple of kilometres outside Killybegs, where you can swim and enjoy the strand with its stunning views across Donegal Bay to the mountains of Sligo.

Fintra receives large numbers of day-trippers during the summer months and is also used by the local community.

It is a very sheltered beach and is lifeguarded throughout the bathing season.


The centre offers a unique experience in the Fishing and Carpet making history for visitors who venture to the shores of this picturesque town situated on the Donegal coastline.
Three reasons to visit the Killybegs International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre

Where else would you be able to…

Stand in the actual Carpet Factory which once designed, dyed and thread wool by hand-knotters, and produced world-class Donegal Carpets that can still be seen in such places as Dublin Castle, The Oval Room at the White House, the Vatican, Buckingham Palace, stately homes, and foreign embassies throughout the globe.

See the largest hand-knotted loom in the world, view live demonstrations of how hand-knotting is done, and also have the opportunity to test your own skills at the loom

View the largest fishing fleet in Ireland in its natural harbour, the home-place of the Atlantic Dawn, which was one of the largest fishing vessels in country; step into the boots of a fisherman via the Bridge Simulator replica of a boat wheelhouse, and experience the virtual reality of the ocean.

See their website; http://visitkillybegs.com/ for more details.

Golf In Donegal

We have 2 outstanding golf courses both just a short 20 minute drive from the hotel.

Murvagh in Donegal town and Narin-Portnoo in Ardara; website information below:




Electric Bike Tours - Ireland by bike

Escape to Ireland’s beautiful North West with one of our unique bike tours.  Allow yourself to be awe-struck by the beauty of your surroundings.  Feel at home with the genuine warmth of the local hospitality.  Let the salty sea breezes soothe your senses as you explore Ireland’s most off-the-beaten-track region.

Ireland by Bike was born from our love of bike touring and a passion to share our wonderful area with you.  They have been providing bike tours here since 2010.  For 2015 they are offering a full range of cycling holidays throughout the North West region, as well as our combined cycling and walking tour.   They offer the option of high quality electric assist bikes to level out those hills and give you total freedom to enjoy an Irish cycling tour at its best.


Classic Car Hire - Golden Oldies Self Drive Classics

Make a dream come true or take a trip down memory lane and treat yourself or someone you love to a day, a weekend or a touring holiday in an old classic.

Choose from a selection of classics, a TR6, an MGB roadster or a stylish Mercedes 350SL and see what the North West of Ireland has to offer. They provide an excellent service and support and will also supply a suggested itinerary with recommended stop and places to stay.

A Classic Sports Car is ideal for scenic drives in the beautiful North West of Ireland (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo).

Add a special touch to your wedding with a classic car hire or give the perfect birthday or special occassion to the car enthusiast in your family.  


Sliabh liag boat tours

Tours to the magnificent Sliabh Liag Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe standing 601m (1,972 feet).

You will get close to the shore to appreciate this spectacular sight.

Sometimes you may be joined by wildlife like dolphins, whales, seals, and in May and June you often see basking sharks feeding on the plankton.  There is also a wide range of bird life that can be seen nesting and hunting.

Did you ever dream of swimming at the foot of the Sliabh Liag Cliffs??? Well now  you can...

You can go swimming in the crystal clear water of the many coves on the tour.  We can provided wetsuits if you think the water is cold but most don't need them.

A unique experience for everyone.