Quigley's Point

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Quigley's Point
Rinn Uí Choigligh
Quigley's Point is located in Ireland
Quigley's Point
Quigley's Point
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°07′30″N 7°11′50″W / 55.1249°N 7.1971°W / 55.1249; -7.1971Coordinates: 55°07′30″N 7°11′50″W / 55.1249°N 7.1971°W / 55.1249; -7.1971
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 199
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference C648397

Quigley's Point (Irish: Rinn Uí Choigligh)[2] is a village in County Donegal, Ireland, located on the eastern shores of Inishowen and overlooking the wide expanse of Lough Foyle. To the south is the city of Derry and to the north lie the villages of Moville and Greencastle. A car ferry links Greencastle with Magilligan during the summer.

The village of Quigley's Point is also known as Carrowkeel (pronounced "Carowkeel" locally) as it is marked as such on Irish Ordnance Survey maps. However all local signage and the local post office use the name "Quigley's Point".

Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal.

The two pubs in the village are The Point Inn and Callaghans. The Point Inn also has a caravan park across the road from it.

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has a church and lecture hall at Greenbank near the village. Quigley's Point forms part of the Roman Catholic parish of Iskaheen and Upper Moville, and the nearest church in the parish is at Drung, approximately 3 km away towards Moville. The nearest Church of Ireland church is at Muff and there is a Methodist Church in Ireland church at Whitecastle, approximately 2.5 km from the village just off the road to Moville.

Nearby amenities include an interesting heritage centre at Isle of Doagh which tells the story of the famine years in the area.

Quigley's Point has a shop and a closed petrol station, a beauty parlour, a hairdresser, a post office, two bars, a caravan/camp site and a chip shop. The village also has a vibrant community centre which offers facilities for activities for people of all ages and interests. The centre and activities are run by volunteers supported by staff on various schemes. It has an integrated playgroup offering sessional pre-school childcare; and has a range of activities on offer including a parent and toddler group, children's arts and crafts, kids' club, youth club, indoor and outdoor football, karate for children and youths, ladies's club and an IT training suite.

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