Self catering holiday cottage rentals in Kilcar, Donegal, Ireland

Kilcar is known as Cill Charthaigh to those in Ireland and to those who speak Irish, and is a beautiful village in the northern part of the Republic of Ireland in County Donegal. The village is small with few amenities but is perfect for those looking to take a cottage stay within a small and quaint Irish community, and for those who long to be surrounded by stunning rolling green hills.  This could be a perfect place for a peaceful rural retreat holiday or country cottage break.

About Self-Catering Holidays in Kilcar


The main street of Kilcar consists of a lovely church, a couple of textile factories and a number of shops so that visitors can purchase all the products they need while on a break here. One of these shops sells high quality tweed goods from the tweed hand weaving facility close by. There are also four friendly and cosy pubs to settle into, a community hall which includes a sports hall, a gym, a theatre and a library, and a picturesque river on the edge of the village, just perfect for those summer picnics.

A wonderful place to visit in Kilcar is Muckross, which has absolutely incredible scenery that just has to be seen to be believed. Those who love to get the old adrenaline going whilst on a cottage holiday will be pleased to know that surfing on the waters of the Atlantic coast is possible, as is rock climbing and abseiling. The beach here is also perfect for families to sunbathe in, and the waters are also great for a dip.

Those who love culture, theatre and music should definitely visit Áislann Chill Chartha which is the community centre of Kilcar. It is home to the successful traditional music concerts called Ceol na gConallach, ‘The Donegal Sessions’ in English, and these concerts are performed during the summer months in the centre on Saturday evenings. Whether you are interested in traditional Irish music or if you are unfamiliar and wish to get immersed in the local culture, popping down to the centre to listen to this beautiful music is a wonderful way to spend a warm summer’s evening in Kilcar.

With an exciting blend of cultural events and sports activities to get stuck into, Kilcar is a great place in which to rent a self-catering cottage in County Donegal. It may be a small settlement but there is a great sense of fun and community here, and with the sea nearby, you will never be short of things to do on a break at this stunning hidden gem. Whether you have in mind a romantic self-catering break or a family cottage holiday, we hope you have the very best of times whilst in this part of Ireland.

Book a Kilcar cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Donegal on holiday.

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Price from £229
Next available 15/08 to 19/08/22
sleeps 1 - 5 guests 1 - 5
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
3 star

2 bedroom Rural Retreat

Tranquil 2 bedroom rural retreat in Bluestack Mountains, near Glenties, pet-friendly, 2 dogs welcome.

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Price from £299
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sleeps 2 - 7 guests 2 - 7
4 bedrooms 4
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1
3 star

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage

Pretty 4 bedroom pet-friendly cottage, situated just one mile from Narin and the renowned blue flag award winning beach there.

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* Price quoted is not inclusive of any applicable booking fees or local charges.