View from the monastic site at the old church down to the village, looking east. The R263 is to be seen as it leaves Kilcar in direction to Killybegs Muckros Peninsula, Kilcar
Cill Charthaigh is a Gaeltacht village on the R263 regional road in the south west of County Donegal, Ireland.
The village itself consists of a main street with a church at one end and two textile factories at the other end. In between there are a few shops and four pubs. The village has the principal tweed hand weaving facility in Donegal, with a shop selling high quality tweed products. There is also a producer of seaweed based cosmetic products. Ãislann Chill Chartha is a community facility which includes a library, sports hall , a gym, computer centre, and small theatre. It also has exhibits based on the history of south west Donegal and usually has a revolving exhibition of historic local photographs. Ãislann Chill Chartha is also the venue for the highly successful series of Traditional Music Concerts "Ceol na gConallach - The Donegal Sessions" these concerts run every Saturday night during the Summer months and various dates throughout the year, it is located in the same complex as the hand weaving centre.
The national school is about 750 meters from the main street and the parish of Kilcar stretches all the way to the river which separates it from the next village, Carrick, which is about 6 kilometres away.
The village itself is surrounded by a variety of townlands, which with the village comprise the parish of Kilcar. They are about a square mile in area. The parish of Kilcar includes some 45 townlands, although the names and exact number have changed over time.
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