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Kilmacrennan, Donegal, Ireland

Kilmacrennan

Kilmacrennan (Cill Mhic Reanáin) is a village which stands on the Leannan River on the road between An Craoslach (Creeslough) and Letterkenny (Leitir Ceanainn). A monastery was founded here by St Columbcille sometime in the 6th century. It was endowed by Columba's brother-in-law Neanáin and his four sons entered it and it is because of them that the place got its name Kilmacrennan (Cill Mhic Reanáin). The monastery was destroyed in the 12th century. At the instigation of the local O'Donnell chieftains, the Franciscans founded a Friary near the village in the 16th century. This survived until the first decade of the 17th century when the lands were "granted" to James Fullerton by King James I. Much of the village and surrounding area came under the "ownership" of the Earls of Leitrim later.
There Two rivers flow through the village, the Lennon and the Lurgy. Traditionally the river Lennon was renowned as an excellent river for fishing salmon. The Kilmacrennan Races in July are also a great attraction. The unwary should however resist the temptation to have a flutter unless they personally know all of the horses and all of their connections!


Properties in Kilmacrennan

Lennon View Holiday Home - Kilmacrennan , Donegal, Ireland
Lennon View located close to the heart of Kilmacrennan village in central Donegal is a modern holiday home well placed as a convenient touring base. The house is fully equipped and features patio doors to a wood deck patio area and enclosed rear garden.
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