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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
CountyCounty Donegal
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
 • Total355
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Area code(s)075, +000 353 74
Irish Grid ReferenceB847228

Kerrykeel (Irish: An Cheathrú Chaol, meaning "The Narrow Quarter") is a small village in County Donegal, Ireland. It lies between Knockalla Mountain [2] and Ranny Hill and is on the shores of Mulroy Bay.[3] Kerrykeel is accessible via the R245 [4] and R247 roads which converge in the centre of the village. Kerrykeel is also in close to the tourist area of Portsalon. Portsalon serves as the gateway to the Fanad Peninsula.[citation needed]


Amenities include Saint Colmcille primary school, a Garda station and both a Roman Catholic and a Presbyterian church.

Every Saturday morning the Kerrykeel Country Market takes place.[5] During the summer period Kerrykeel sees an increase of tourists, including to the Rockhill Holiday and Adventure Park, and to holiday rental homes in the area.[citation needed] In recent years[when?] "Kerrykeel Tidy Towns" committee was set up with the vision of improving the overall look of the village.[6] This has included the addition of seasonal flower beds, green areas along the roads leading into the village and improvements to the pier and lay-by along the Milford to Kerrykeel road.[citation needed]

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. The error was later rectified.[citation needed]



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  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Carrowkeel". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 6 June 2018.
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External links[edit]

Media related to Kerrykeel at Wikimedia Commons