How to get there
Donegal Maps – How to get to Creevy, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal
This rural coastal area Creevy is steeped in history, lying halfway between Rossnowlagh “The Heavenly Cove” and Ballyshannon – the Oldest Town in Ireland.
From Dublin via Cavan, Enniskillen N3 (2 hours 45 mins)
From Dublin via Sligo N4 – N15 (3 hours)
From Galway via Sligo N17 – N15 (2 hours 15 min)
From Belfast via Enniskillen M1 – A4 – A46 (2 hours 30 min)
Kitty’s Cottage (GPS; Latitude: 54.53119, Longitude: 8.24924), Follow the R231 from Ballyshannon towards Rossnowlagh, turn left at Creevy Crossroads towards Creevy Pier, travel mile towards the Pier and you will see three stone cottages on the right – Kitty’s cottage is the third on the Right.
The Moor & The Rock; (GPS; Latitude: 54.53137, Longitude: 8.24865), Follow the R231 from Ballyshannon towards Rossnowlagh, turn left at Creevy Crossroads towards Creevy Pier, travel mile towards the Pier and you will see three stone cottages on the right – The Moor & The Rock cottages are on the Right.
Big Jimmy’s Cottage (GPS; Latitude: 54.51878, Longitude: 8.24865); Follow the R231 from Ballyshannon towards Rossnowlagh, take a left immediately at Herons Cove Restaurant signed Kildoney Point, travel for approx a mile and take the next left, next right into a farmer’s yard and sharp left down a narrow private lane.
Mary Kate’s Cottage (GPS; Latitude: 54.52358, Longitude: 8.21579), ; Follow the R231 from Ballyshannon towards Rossnowlagh, turn right at Creevy Crossroads and follow the road approx 1 mile around an ‘s’ bend in the road and Mary Kates cottage is on the Right.
Some useful Airport Links to assist you getting here;
- Ireland West – www.knockairport.com – Knock Airport (Hour & Half drive)
- Aer Arann – www.aerarann.ie (National Airports)
- Donegal – www.donegalairport.ie – (Donegal is Hour & Half drive)
- Dublin – www.dublinairport.com – International Airport (Three Hours drive)
- Belfast International – www.bial.co.uk – International Airport (Two Half Hours drive)
- Derry – www.cityofderryairport.com – Local Airport (Hour and a quarter hours drive)
If you wish to travel by a Sea Carrier, try the following links;
Half the fun of getting to an offshore destination is taking the ferry. There’s nothing quite like bobbing up and down on the choppy ocean with a craggy island rising up ahead of you! It’s advisable to check out island boat services before you travel because the weather can affect services.
Getting Around Ireland!
For those of you who wish to watch their carbon footprint and use our public transport, we are happy to meet you at our local bus depot – please enquire direct for more information.
A rail journey in Ireland is an absolute pleasure with the silent countryside zipping by outside and comfortable, fast trains getting you to your destination on time. Bicycles can be taken on most trains for a small extra charge and are stored in the guard’s van, which is handy if you’re off on a cycling holiday. Travelling from Dublin you can take the rail to Sligo (three hours) and continue your journey by bus – www.irishrail.ie for timetable, fares etc.
There’s an excellent countrywide bus network operating to all parts of Ireland. And for places that are inaccessible by rail, it can be your best option. Bus travel around Ireland tends to be cheaper than rail and special tickets of varying duration are available, offering very good value for money. www.buseireann.ie or travelling from Northern Ireland Ulsterbus www.translink.co.uk
Taxis and Hackneys
There are metered taxis operating in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick; in other areas you may have to get a hackney.
Cars are available for hire all over the country and competition between companies means it doesn’t cost the earth. If you’re under 21 or over 70, you’ll need to check each hire company in advance as some won’t hire to these age groups, but otherwise as long as you hold a valid driving license, you’ll be fine.
For terms and conditions, always check with the car hire company before you travel. And remember to book in advance before you travel, especially in summer when availability may be more limited.
A child’s seat should also be ordered in advance to ensure availability. Advise the car hire company if you’re planning to travel between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.