DescriptionIn the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area of Donegal, this spacious yet cosy, property is within walking distance of the local pub and shop and only a short drive from the beautiful Blue Flag beach at Carrickfin.
An area of rocky coastline and gorgeous uncrowded beaches, an easy pace of life, Crolly is located between the magnificent Glenveagh National Park, Mount Errigal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also home to the musical family of Enya and Clannad.
Fly from Glasgow Prestwick or Dublin to Donegal airport – only 20 minutes from the property.
Attraction in the area include:
Glenveagh National Park - 4 miles
Here within a late 19th century setting in a rugged and remote mountain valley, Henry McIlhenny from Philadelphia created one of the most celebrated gardens in Ireland. Woodland gardens and pleasure grounds, an Italian terrace with antique sculpture and terracotta pots, are all skilfully interwoven against the wild and beautiful Donegal landscape.
The Glebe House and Gallery
Located at Churchill, Letterkenny, the Glebe House is a Regency house set in woodland gardens beside Lake Gartan. The Glebe is decorated with William Morris wallpapers and textiles and has Islamic and Japanese art. The Derek Hill permanent collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists, including Picasso and Kokosha, as well as Irish and Italian artists
Ionad Cois Locha
Dún Lúiche, a small rural community in the Donegal gaeltacht, lies in unique scenery at the foot of Mt.Errigal. Ionad Cois Locha is a heritage centre founded and run by local people, which explores aspects of the tradition of this part of Donegal including traditional music and the Irish language. Among the activities available at Ionad Cois Locha are boat trips on Dunlewey Lake, storytelling, a children's petting zoo, tweed weaving demonstrations as well as a lake side footpath
Donegal International Airport
This small airport is situated on the West coast of Donegal in the area of the Rosses/Gweedore, just 40 minutes flying time from Dublin. Crolly Cottage is just a 15 min drive from the airport. The region is noted for it's unspoiled natural scenery, its maritime environment, including a significant fishing industry and inhabited islands