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Letterkenny is super for shopping. The Retail Park is a convenient cluster of high street stores, while the Main Street and Shopping Centre have plenty to offer along similar lines. Some of the more interesting, specialist shops include The Counter (for local produce and a good, strong coffee); Mourne Antiques (for antiques, jewellery and crafts); Moonshine Coffee Shop and Craft Studio (for Donegal pottery, tweeds and art); Foy & Company (for giftware and home interiors); Crafty Kids (full of creative hobby products for children); and if you’d like to stock up on sporting gear in Donegal county colours, try Elvery’s or Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure. The nearby townland of Lismonaghan is host to the Letterkenny Artisan Market every Saturday (10am-3pm at Carrygally Business Park) and on the last Thursday of each month (5.30pm-9.30pm) – a great place to buy fresh farm produce, tasty street food, vegan treats, and local crafts.
If you’re venuturing a little further afield, shopping spots to check out include McElhinneys in Ballybofey, a traditional family-owned department store famed for its bridal wear and dazzling window displays at Christmas time. The Derry Craft Village is worth checking out if you’re taking a trip to the Walled City; and if you’re looking for traditional Irish musical instruments try Mulroy Music in Milford, just 20 minutes outside of Letterkenny.