Map of Carrick

Map of Carrick

Vintage Jaguar Cars at the famous Rusty Mackerel pub in Carrick County Donegal © Gareth Wray Photography

About Carrick

Carrick is a small village located within the parish of Glencolmcille in County Donegal. In Carrick there are a number of traditional Irish pubs, two grocery shops, a café, church and post office. From here you can visit Slieve League or Slieve Liag, a mountain on the Atlantic coast. Hike to the top of the Sliabh Liag and enjoy some of the highest marine cliffs in Europe. Along the route you will encounter several lakes on your way to the summit and at the base there is a beach of pure white sand that is only approachable by boat. 

Close by fabulous sightseeing excursions can be booked from nearby Teelin Pier. View the sea cliffs from the boat as they tower 600 metre above. Visitors are often joined by dolphins, whales, seals, and basking sharks a wonderful experience on your next self-catering holiday Donegal. 

Our local holiday accommodation is ideally situated between the popular villages of Carrick to the south-west and Ardara to the north-east in Donegal. 

From our holiday cottage, you will drive through the scenic Glen Gesh Pass to reach Ardara which was once voted the best village to live in Ireland by The Irish Times. 

In Ardara village to the north-east, there are many traditional Irish pubs some with live music, fine dining restaurants and cafés. Ardara is a heritage town so there are many local craft shops and places of interest. Ardara was once also voted the best village to live in Ireland by The Irish Times. 

From Carrick you will be surrounded by the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. Drive along the Donegal coast, the longest coastline in Ireland at 772 miles, and enjoy breathtaking views along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. 

Visit Glencolmchille Folk Village, a cluster of small cottages, called a ‘clachan’ perched on a hillside overlooking the Glen Bay Beach in the Gaeltacht. Designed by the local people the Folk Village is one of Ireland’s best living history museums. 

Another local attraction is Donegal’s spectacular Secret Waterfall, recently discovered and described as an archaeological goldmine with ancient fossils and a cave. 

The local area is very popular with hillwalkers, climbers, horse-riding, families, and outdoor enthusiasts. A wonderful base to explore Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way or relax and recharge in your tranquil surroundings. Carrick and Ardara are set in an area of outstanding natural beautiful on the edge of Crocknamurrin Mountain Bog in County Donegal, a memorable destination for a self-catering holiday in Ireland. 

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