|• Dáil Éireann||Donegal South–West|
|• EU Parliament||North–West|
|Irish Grid Reference||G614763|
|Cill Charthaigh is the only official name. The anglicised spelling Kilcar has no official status.|
The village itself consists of a main street with a church at one end and two textile factories at the other end. In between there are a few shops and four pubs. The village has the principal tweed hand weaving facility in Donegal, with a shop selling high quality tweed products. There is also a producer of seaweed based cosmetic products. Áislann Chill Chartha is a community facility which includes a library, sports hall (basketball and indoor football), a gym, computer centre, and small theatre. It also has exhibits based on the history of south west Donegal and usually has a revolving exhibition of historic local photographs. Áislann Chill Chartha is also the venue for the highly successful series of Traditional Music Concerts "Ceol na gConallach – The Donegal Sessions" these concerts run every Saturday night during the Summer months and various dates throughout the year, it is located in the same complex as the hand weaving centre.
The national school is about 750 meters from the main street and the parish of Kilcar stretches all the way to the river which separates it from the next village, Carrick, which is about 6 kilometres away.
The village itself is surrounded by a variety of townlands, which with the village comprise the parish of Kilcar. They are about a square mile in area. The parish of Kilcar includes some 45 townlands, although the names and exact number have changed over time.
One of these townlands is Muckross (Mucros in Irish) which is a popular location for tourists due to its spectacular scenery, rock climbing, surfing beach and safe family bathing beach. It is 3 km (2 mi) east of the village on the coast road (See Muckross Head). Curris is also another area worth visiting because of its wonderful views of Sliabh a Liag plus it also has a lovely beach and pier in close proximity.
The GAA pitch at Towney is located 2 kilometres outside the village on the coast road. It is one of the most scenically situated football pitches in Ireland.
About 22% of residents are native Irish speakers.
Bishop Séamus Hegarty is from Kilcar.
Indie rock band The Revs come from Kilcar and often play at the annual Kilcar Festival in August.
- Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004.
- Coleman, Maureen (7 August 2008). "Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick off to Donegal to save marriage". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 7 August 2008. "The glamourous couple – considered one of the strongest pairings in showbiz – regularly visit Kilcar in Donegal, where they own a holiday home."
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kilcar.|
- Official Site
- Kilcar Online
- Comhairle Paroiste Chill Charthaigh (Kilcar Parish Council .html Photo of Kilcar village as seen from the ruins of St. Cartha's Church
- Photo of the Kilcar GAA pitch
- Official Website of Kilcar Tourism Committee
- Kilcar GAA – CLG Cill Chartha