DescriptionKeelogs Cottage is a recently refurbished 2 bedroom cottage set in a tranquil rural location just outside the village of Churchill in North Donegal. The holiday home has beautiful landscaped gardens and overlooks mature woodlands. It is an ideal location for those looking for a quiet country retreat.
Churchill itself is a small village located 8 miles form Donegal's main town, Letterkenny. The name derives from its location on top of a small hilltop. There are 3 traditional style Irish pubs in the village - a fast disappearing sight in modern Ireland!
Colmcille Heritage Centre
Just to the north of Churchill the River Lennon runs into the beautiful Lough Gartan. Gartan is the birthplace of Colmcille - one of the foremost Irish Saints who founded the famous monastery on the Isle of Iona in Scotland.
The Colmcille Heritage Centre on the shores of Lough Gartan celebrates his life and work. Nearby is the Glebe Gallery which contains the renowned Derek Hill Collection of Victorian and 20th century art works.
The cottage is centrally located in North Donegal. County Donegal as a whole is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty with superb blue flag beaches, spectacular coastline and majestic highlands.
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park in the Derryveagh Mountains is the jewel in the crown of Donegal tourism. This magnificent park lies just to the north of Churchill an [Glenveagh Nationa Park] d contains 14,000 hectares of lakes, mountains, raised bogland and woodland. The golden eagle has been reintroduced into the park in recent years.
Other birds that can be seen include grouse, ravens, redstarts, stonechats and wood warblers. The park has the largest herd of red deer in Ireland and also features foxes, badgers, hares and stoats. The 19th century Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh is open to the public throughout the tourist season.
Glenveigh National Park: A 15 minute drive away from the holiday home this magnificent national park is home to herds of red deer and golden eagles
Gartan Outdoor Pursuits Centre: Situated on the shores of Loch Gartan this is a very popular destination for adventure holiday enthusiasts.
Glebe House and Gallery: This is a Regency house built in 1828 set in woodland and decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art. The renowned Derek Hill Art Collection is housed here
Ards Forest Park: One of the most beautiful and most varied of Ireland's forest parks. Bays, rivers, loughs, beaches, valleys, viewing points, deer enclosures and historic monuments are woven together by a series of fascinating nature trails
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills: Situated on the Glenties Road out of Letterkenny the mills contain the largest working waterwheels in Ireland.
Letterkenny Aura Leisure Centre: This excellently equipped leisure centre includes a gym, a health suite, 25 metre pool and learner pool, kiddie's fun pool and 2 twister adventure water slides