my home logo
Back
Find Neighbourhood

Pettigo

Pettigo is a small village in Co Donegal. Located along the border with Co Fermanagh, it is bisected by the Termon River which is part of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The portion of the village in Northern Ireland is officially called Tullyhommon, but is locally known as 'High Street' due to its hillside position overlooking the remainder of the village. The rest of the village in the Republic includes Main Street, Mill Street and Station Street, all of which meet in The Diamond at the centre of the village. Agriculture, particularly the rearing of sheep and cattle, forms the mainstay of the local economy. There are also expansive forestry plantations in the surrounding townlands, owned and operated by Coillte Teoranta, the Republic's Forestry Service. Pettigo has traditionally been the 'gateway' to St. Patrick's Purgatory, a Christian pilgrimage site, situated on an island in Lough Derg. During the mid-late 20th century, the popularity of the pilgrimage brought a significant boost to the local economy as tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over Ireland and abroad travelled through the village on their way to and from Lough Derg. Although the popularity of the pilgrimage has dwindled in recent years, it is still an important driver of tourism in the area. The village has Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches, with a selection of pubs and shops also. Another important local amenitiy is The Termon Complex, a sports, leisure and entertainment complex which hosts meetings, a gym, a playground and much more. Angling is also popular in the area. Ulsterbus route 194 provides several daily journeys to/from Enniskillen via Irvinestown whereas route 195 provides one journey each way to Bundoran via Castlecaldwell and Belleek. Pettigo is not served by Ulsterbus on Sundays though is served by McGeehan Coaches-Bus Éireann Expressway route 30 providing one journey in each direction to/from Dublin via Enniskillen, Cavan and Dublin Airport. Bus Éireann seasonal route 486 provides links to/from Ballyshannon and Enniskillen for pilgrims to/from Station Island but also serves Pettigo.

neighbourhood guides graphic
Household
Resident & House Age
Housing Type
Local Services
Trending Properties
Household in Pettigo
Donut Chart
36%
One Person
Donut Chart
10%
Couple without Children
Donut Chart
32%
Couple with Children
Donut Chart
14%
Single Parent
Donut Chart
8%
Other
Residents Age
Under 1616-3435-4950-6465+18%24%17%22%19%22%28%22%16%12%
Pettigo
National
House Age
Before 19191919-19601961-19801981-2000After 2000Not Stated34%10%12%28%14%2%9%15%20%25%26%5%
Pettigo
National
Housing Type in Pettigo
Donut Chart
96%
House
Donut Chart
0%
Apartment
Donut Chart
0%
Bedsit
Donut Chart
0%
Mobile Home
Donut Chart
4%
Other
Local Services in Pettigo
AMV €90,000
Sappagh, Muff, Donegal
5 beds 3 baths 215m 2Energy Rating