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CREESLOUGH TOWN

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An Craosloc agus An Duice

Creeslough Town 1890 1800

Creeslough Town  2001 2000

 

Creeslough is situated at the foot of Muckish Mountain, near Sheep Haven 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.

CREESLOUGH IS SURROUNDED BY:

Barnes Gap on the South across to Muckish Mountain through Creenera, past Glenveagh National Park  in the West ,
Doe Castle in the East and  Ards Forest Park to the North. 

Creeslough is well known for its rich natural beauty and many places of interest.

The area is also steeped in history and legend

Cutting the corn around Creeslough Today'  by Percy French still brings back fond memories to many of our emigrants and has made Creeslough famous through out the World.

Creeslough Loc

WHERE WE ARE

Corner of the Garden Creeslough.

Elevation = 234 ft.

55ďż˝ 07257' North Latitude.

07ďż˝ 54.278' West Longitude.

 280ďż˝  & 3188 Miles from Pat Brady's Home Media Pa. USA.

 
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