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An Cheathrú Chaol
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the local Catholic 'chapel'
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the local Catholic 'chapel'
Kerrykeel is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°03′03″N 8°14′08″W / 55.050941°N 8.235626°W / 55.050941; -8.235626Coordinates: 55°03′03″N 8°14′08″W / 55.050941°N 8.235626°W / 55.050941; -8.235626
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal North-East
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 075, +000 353 74
Irish Grid Reference B847228

Kerrykeel (Irish: An Cheathrú Chaol, meaning "the narrow quarter") is a small village in County Donegal, Ireland. It lies between Knockalla Mountain, Ranny hill and the scenic Mulroy Bay.[1]

The village of Kerrykeel, 2008

It consists of supermarkets and small pubs, and Kerrykeel Motors and Donegal Creameries PLC. Kerrykeel is also in close vicinity to the popular tourist area of Portsalon, and serves as the gateway to the Fanad peninsula.[2]

In 2013, Kerrykeel was mistakenly named the 'Crime Capital Of Ireland' after a computer glitch at the Central Statistics Office. With a population of just over 400 people, Kerrykeel was said to have an increase in sexual assaults, burglaries and theft. Later the CSO stated that Kerrykeel was mixed up with Kevin Street in Dublin. The error was later rectified.


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Kerrykeel Garda station