Creeslough is situated at the foot of Muckish Mountain, near Sheep
Bay in north west of Co. Donegal,
7 Miles from Carrigart, 6 Miles from Dunfanaghy, 16 Miles from Letterkenny,
40 Miles from Derry, 168 Miles from Dublin.
Creeslough is a rural town. In the past it was mainly the centre of business for all the surrounding people, with big family's on small
farms - rearing sheep and cattle, growing corn and potatoes. Most
families were self-sufficient with their own garden of vegetables,
cabbage, carrotts, onions, lettuce, turnips, etc. with their own milk
and butter, chickens and pigs. The main items to be bought in the
shop was tea, sugar, flour and salt. The biggest outlay for the year
was paying the rent.
Today it is less dependent on Farming and more geared to tourism
and family owned businesses with many local entrepreneurs.
The Creeslough Fair, The Creeslough Hall, The Creeslough Co-op, and
The Creeslough Railway Station were at the centre or activity for
many years but alas have all being confined to history.