Carraig Airt is a small Gaeltacht village in the Barony of Kilmacrenan to the north of County Donegal, Ireland. The village is on the R245 route between Letterkenny and Creeslough. Situated as it is at the base of the Rosguill peninsula, in one of the more remote but most scenic parts of the country, the village provides services for a large hinterland, with a supermarket with banking facilities, a post office, a doctor's surgery and a barracks manned part-time by An Garda SÃochÃ¡na. Carrigart has a public park that borders the shoreline behind the houses on the main street. Designed by Angela Gallagher, it is maintained by the Tidy Towns Committee and has won several awards. The village and its environs remain largely agricultural, relying heavily on passing trade and tourism during the summer months. In common with the rest of this part of Donegal, Carrigart has a large number of second homes, owned especially by Northern Irish holiday makers.
The village, which celebrated its centenary in 2002, although there is evidence of Carrigart's existence for longer than that, originally formed part of the estates of the Earls of Leitrim, nearby Mulroy House being one of their seats. William Clements, 3rd Earl of Leitrim, was assassinated in nearby Cratlagh wood in 1878 by men from the neighbouring peninsula of Fanad.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Carrigart had a fair day on June 21.
Each year the town holds host to a festival that runs from 8 to 14 August.
The official name given to Carrigart is Carraig Airt but it has also been translated as CeathrÃº Fhiodhghoirt, meaning Quarterland of the Wood of the Field See also[edit sourceÂ | edit] List of populated places in Ireland References[edit sourceÂ | edit] ^ Placenames Order 2004. ^ Statistical Survey of the County of Donegal with Observations on the Means of Improvement, Drawn up in the year 1801, For the consideration and under the direction of The Dublin Society, by James McParlan M.D. ^ Deirdre and Laurence Flanagan, Irish Place Names, Gill & Macmillan, 2002.
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