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An Cheathrú Chaol
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic church
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic church
Kerrykeel is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°08′19″N 7°39′46″W / 55.138731°N 7.662792°W / 55.138731; -7.662792Coordinates: 55°08′19″N 7°39′46″W / 55.138731°N 7.662792°W / 55.138731; -7.662792
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]

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. Portsalon 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.


  • Billy Gillespie, footballer
  • John Kerr, ballad singer
  • Hughie Walsh, Hughie is renowned for his expert signings and youth development, having coached the likes of Conor Mc Fadden who has strong connections with former world footballer of the year Cian Patton[Lifford] Paul Gibbons and Niall carr Who are currently the mainframe of Kerrykeel 71 club.

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Media related to Kerrykeel at Wikimedia Commons