Holiday Cottages, Kilmacrennan
Kilmacrennan is a quiet hillside village which is skirted by the Lurgy River on the road between Dunfanaghy and Letterkenny.
A substantial monastery was established just outside the village by St Columbcille in the 6th century. It was endowed by Columba's brother-in-law Neanáin and his four sons entered it and it is because of them that the place got its name. The monastery was destroyed in the 12th century. On the invitation of the local O'Donnell chieftains, the Franciscans founded a Friary near the village in the 16th century. This survived until the first decade of the 17th century when the lands were "granted" to James Fullerton by King James I. Much of the village and surrounding area came under the "land lordship" of the Lord Leitrim later.
There is a thatched cottage (pictured below) that was once part of a folk village at the bottom of the main street.
Nearby Doon Rock is the site of the Inauguration Place of the O'Donnell Chieftains of Donegal for many centuries.
Holiday Properties in Kilmacrennan
Barnes Cottage Termon
This lovely cottage has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and provides excellent self catering accommodation in the heart of the Donegal Hills. Located just off the main road between Letterkenny and Dunfanaghy the cottage occupies its own 12 acres and has direct access to some of the most spectacular … full listing
A restored 150 year old farm cottage located close to the village of Kilmacrennan in North Donegal. The cottage provides an idyllic touring base for this beautiful part of Ireland. Surrounded by a working farm this traditional style holiday home has been lovingly restored and maintained. A short walk through the fields … full listing
L'Abri Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage set in the tranquil rural countryside of North Donegal. It is located just 9km from the magnificent Glenveagh National Park – the jewel in the crown of Donegal Tourism. It is also a short drive from Ards Forest Park and from two of the most … full listing