Directions to Carrick Cairnsmore B&B, South West Donegal, Ireland


Carrick (An Charraig) is a small country towns that makes a good base for exploring the breathtaking coastline of southwestern Donegal, especially the stunning sea cliffs at Slieve League (Sliabh a'Liag).

This is lovely walking country, particularly if you don’t mind hoofing up and down a few hills. The Sliabh Liag Walkers ( have a graded walk (A, B or C) on the last sunday of each month), with a walking fesitval held in September.

More tourist information is available from the cultural centre, Ionad Cultúrach Sliabh Liag (Slieve League Cultural Centre; 973 9077;; Teelin, Carrick), which also has a pleasant coffee shop. There are no banks. The post office is located on the Main St.

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Travelling by Bus:

Travelling by bus from Dublin, there is one main bus service available. Bus Éireann takes you to Donegal Town, while connecting buses take you to Killybegs, Kilcar, Carrick, and Glencolmkille.

From Dublin:
Bus Éireann 01 836 6111 /
McGeehans Coaches 074 95 46 150 /

From Galway:
Feda O’Donnell 074 95 48 114 /

From Belfast:
Ulsterbus 028 90666630 /

Travelling by Car:

Travelling by car; from Dublin to Donegal, take either the N3 via Cavan or the N4 via Mullingar. From Donegal town follow signs for Killybegs and then Carrick.

Driving time from Dublin is 4 hours; Galway 4 hours & Belfast 3 hours.


The nearest airport is Carraig Fhinne in the North West of County Donegal some fifty miles from Carrick. It is served by flights from Scotland and Dublin.

Eglinton airport (Derry airport) is served by services from Glasgow, Manchester and London (Stansted).

The nearest international airports are based at Belfast, Knock and Dublin.

Dún na nGall/Donegal Airport (70km) 074 95 48 232

Sligeach/Sligo (90km) Doire/Derry (100km)

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