Our Irish Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A rustic retreat in Donegal.

     Our cottage in the hills outside the seaside village of Kincasslagh is situated in Belcruit in the northwest of Ireland. This cottage is available for rent all seasons.

      This friendly, quiet neighbourhood is perfect for walkers, swimmers, fishermen, painters, photographers, Irish pub music fans, links golfers  (full 18 hole on Cruit Island) and nature lovers. Terrific mountain views, perfect peace and less than 5 miles from a resort town "Dungloe" that's well equipped with grocers, craft shops and several pubs.

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For more info: j.ten.dam@zonnet.nl

To see more about this cottage, leisure attractions in this area of Donegal, and costs and availability in the 2012 season, click on the sections below:


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Cost

     In the 2012 season, we will rent the cottage, fully equipped with bed linen, tableware and so on. Price includes your electricity and bed linen.

1st of January till 30th of June 380,-- Euro
1st of July till 31th of August 500,-- Euro
1st of September till 31st of December 380,-- Euro
Christmas, Easter and New Year 450,-- Euro
Weekend 250,-- Euro
Bank holiday weekend 350,-- Euro


     To figure out what that comes to in YOUR national currency, use the instant converter on this website:
Universal Currency Converter at < http://www.xe.net/ucc/>


Availability

     We live in Holland and use the cottage ourselves for a couple of weeks every year. We rent it out to others the rest of the year.

     When you contact us by email, please specify which actual week you have in mind, so that we can clarify whether the dates you want are still available. In high season we only rent by the week (Saturday to Saturday).

When is Teac Aine on Belcruit available?

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Facilities

The Kitchen Bedroom 1 The Living

  • Two bedrooms (both with a double bed)
  • One triple, one double and one single bed in the outhouse
  • Living room with fire place and television
  • Kitchen (with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dinner table all fully equipped)
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Full bathroom (toilet, washbasin and shower).

There is electricity. Heat is provided by a central heating system. There is hot and cold running water in the kitchen and bathroom.

 

 

  

Local attractions

   Our cottage is on the edge of a Gaeltacht, one of the last regions in Ireland where Irish is still spoken as a first language. It is a popular holiday area for Europeans interested in Irish ecology and culture and within easy reach of:

Glenveagh National Park - with its Victorian Gothic mansion and extensive gardens


The Mountain

Doe Castle - a ruined 15th century MacSweeney castle

Slieve League the highests cliffs in Europe

Tory Island - renowned for its school of primitive painters and dramatic cliffs

Golf- several seaside golf links and a major international championship course in the vicinity

 Mount Errigal as seen from the back of the house


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Location and access to airports

   The easiest access to our cottage is from Belfast airport. However, the cottage is not in Northern Ireland. It's in the Republic. It is about a two hour drive to our cottage from Belfast international airport, which is actually located several miles outside of Belfast city, in the countryside, to the west of the city.

Our local airport is Carrickfinn airport, which provides flights from Dublin and Glasgow.

   Our cottage is about an hour and a half from the border with Northern Ireland, which is outside the city of Derry / Londonderry. However, there are no border guards or customs, so you don't really notice when you have crossed over (until you start seeing road signs in Irish, which means you are in the Republic).

   It takes about five hours to drive northwest to the cottage from Dublin airport. And it is a long day's drive north (5 hours ?), up the very picturesque west coast, from Shannon airport.


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Contact

Contact us in Holland, at Email: j.ten.dam@zonnet.nl,

Tel. (+31 10 4583413) or Mobile (+31 6 200 31 090).



LINKS to more things Irish

Donegal specific links

Daniël O'Donell

The local singer Daniel O'Donnell was born in Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Ireland, the son of Francis and Julia O'Donnell. In this site they hope to tell you a little about Daniel, where he comes from and what life was like for him growing up. A lot of what you read in this section will be taken from Daniels book “My Story”, so you may have read it before.

Donegal weather -five day forecast
Keep up to date on the most popular topic of conversation in Donegal! Please note that temperatures quoted are in Celsius. As for accuracy.well, on the subject of weather, Irish hope springs eternal.

Cultural Donegal
A website that highlights Donegal tourist attractions that focus on more cultural and  environmental issues.

The An Grianan Theatre
Information about what's on (live concerts and theatre) at the prime performing space in Letterkenny, the "big town" that's about 45 minutes from our cottage.

Donegal County
Official website of the county tourism board, with links to several local commercial
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Donegal section - Irish Family History Foundation
Basic information about a fee-for-service, non-profit organization that does custom research into Irish genealogy.

The Donegal People
The weekly newspaper for County Donegal, published every Friday.

The Donegal Fiddle Pages
Irish fiddle music is heard the world over, whether it’s at a trad pub session, where fiddlers and other musicians gather to play for an evening’s fun, or on a professional setting at a ceilidh, concert or festival.

 

Donegal Town - official website
Official tourism website of Donegal Town, the county capital, which is about 90 minutes south of our cottage, close to Sligo.

 

General Irish travel guide sites

Visit Dublin
Official tourism website of the City of Dublin, with very useful and detailed info (phone and fax numbers, opening hours and admission fees) on all the major tourist attractions.

Golf, fishing and other Irish recreation websites

Links of Heaven
A very well organized and informative guide to the 130 top golf courses in Ireland. The two courses listed in this website that are within easy driving distance of our cottage are two well-known international competition courses, Rosapenna and Portsalon. There are also several other, less pricey but still pleasant golf courses in our neighbourhood, which aren't included in this list of prestige courses.

Irish History

Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850
Excellent summary of the famine that was responsible for sending so many Irish emigrants to Canada and the USA in the 1840s, with many extracts from contemporary news reports and diaries.

Grosse Ile
A Heritage Canada (government agency) website about the legacy of Grosse Ile, the quarantine island near Quebec City where the Irish coffin ships docked on arrival in Canada during the Famine years.

Irish National Archives records on the 1840s Famine
Summaries and extracts from the National Archives in Dublin about official relief and poor laws during the Famine era.

The 1845-50 Potato Famine by Jim Donnelly
A million people are said to have died of hunger in Ireland in the late 1840's, on the doorstep of the world's richest nation. Jim Donnelly describes how.

The Discovery Programme (Ancient Celtic archeology)
The Discovery Programme is an Irish research Foundation devoted to analysis of the period in Ireland between c.1200 BC to c.550 AD, with a focus on Tara, West Munster, stone forts on the west coast, and hill forts of Cork and Limerick. This well designed website provides good general info and visuals on the major ancient monuments in Ireland.

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Do you have a favourite Irish website you would you like to recommend? Email the URL to us and we will give it look and possibly add it here as a link.


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