Feb 23, 2008
Creeslough is situated at the foot of Muckish Mountain, near Sheephaven 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, carrots, 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. The town was made famous in a recent book ‘No news at Throat Lake’ by Lawrence Donegan.
The most memorable feature likes just outside the town, and that is the recently refurbished Doe Castle.
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