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Meenan's Cottage is situated in a beautiful part of South West Donegal, along the Glen road to Carrick, in the shadow of Slieve League. This original thatched cottage is over one hundred years old and spans four generations of the Meenan family.

Preserving the cottage's original character while providing for more of today's creature comforts, it offers a unique holiday experience in one of Irelands most dramatic scenic regions.
The cottage has a living room area with open turf fire, a dining table and chairs, two armchairs and a small television and dvd player. The pantry/kitchenette is connected to the living area and leads to the bathroom which includes a wc, sink and bath with electric shower unit. The main bedroom has a double bed, while the twin room has two single beds. Both bedrooms have a sink and storage space.

A wooden park bench with seating is located at the side of the cottage in a sheltered alcove. A barbecue is also set up in this area. The cottage is part of a working farm with animals often grazing in the fields below and above the cottage. The cottage looks down towards a winding river with good fishing (fishing permits are available locally).
This area of South West Donegal enjoys a great reputation for hospitality. It is part of the Donegal Gaeltacht and is steeped in the art of traditional music. The area also plays host to a variety of cultural courses. Other activities available locally include hill walking, boat trips and golf.

In the nearby villages of Carrick, Glencolmcille and Teelin, a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants allow you the opportunity to sample life amongst the friendly locals.

The area abounds with stunning scenery, from the cliffs at Slieve League to the valley of Glencolmcille and the Silver Strand beach in Malinbeg. Travelling further afield, a guest can explore all that County Donegal has to offer.


Situated in the shadow of Slieve League, this quaint Thatched Cottage offers a peaceful, comfortable holiday experience with a difference.


Property type: Cottage

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 3 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Outside lighting
Private garden
Extra information (A supply of turf (peat) for burning in the open fireplace, is available during your stay in the cottage. One small well behaved dog is allowed.)


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.01.1970

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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 30 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 20 Weeks 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st July to 30th September 1 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 27 Days £72.80
1st January to 31st December 20 Days £54.60


Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Breakage Deposit: Where the RentalSystems Breakage Deposit Waiver option (where offered) has not been chosen by the guest, a refundable breakage deposit of €150.00 must be paid on arrival. This deposit will be refunded, less any breakages at the time of your departure. All year N/A £109.21 per booking

Paid locally

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
A travel cot may be hired on a weekly basis at a cost of €10.00 per week. This facility must be booked in advance. Bedding for the cot is not included. All year N/A £7.28 per week

Paid locally

A charge to cover the cost of the OFCH will be levied at the end of each stay. The charge will be based on the heating oil used and charged at €1.00 per litre. All year litre of heating oil used

Paid locally

Extra cleaning and a towel/linen laundry service can be arranged during your stay. This should be arranged on arrival with the owner and paid for locally. An hourly rate of €10.00 will apply for cleaning and the charge for laundry is available on request. All year hour

Paid locally

A charge to cover the cost of the electricity used will be levied at the end of each stay. The charge will be based on the electricity units or part thereof used and charged at €0.30 per unit. All year unit

Paid locally


This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Slieve League Cliffs (Bunglass): 7km
  • Glencolmcille Folk Village: 8km
  • Donegal Town & Castle: 45km
  • Glenveigh National Park: 80km


14 out of 14 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 12 August 2006
The thatched cottage was a real delight, especially with its peat-burning fireplace. In addition its location in south-west Donegal provides easy access to some wonderful hiking paths along the coast and views of interesting archaeological sites.
Stayed Wednesday 19 October 2005
Meenan's Thatched Cottage represents the part of Ireland I have fallen in love with....the rustic landscape, the unique pub culture and the warm hospitality of the Irish people. It gives you a deep appreciation for what Ireland has to offer in the country.....stunning views and good craic. What else is there? Give it a try you will love it.
Stayed Saturday 08 October 2005
Beautiful thatched cottage - a real home. It was so great to have the fire lighting when we arrived, and to have so many little extras available to us. We will certainly return here again. It was a great holiday and I highly recommend this cottage for its stunning location and for the warmth and consideration of the owner.
Stayed Saturday 02 July 2005
This cottage is cozy, furnished comfortably and well looked after by the owner. It is in a peaceful but accessible location and is ideal for a retreat.
Stayed Saturday 21 May 2005
Meenans Thatched Cottage was exactly what we wanted. It is remote and quiet, beautiful in itself and set in a beautiful landscape. The welcome from the owners was first rate with a roaring peat fire, a Christmas Tree and the electric blanket warming the bed. The kettle was on! The cottage is small and has basic facilities only but it was perfect for us for a quiet New Years break.
Stayed Saturday 21 May 2005
If you want to stay in a traditional cottage in a beautiful location then this is the place for you.Good value for money.I would go back again.
We have just spent a most enjoyable 5 days in Meenans thatched cottage. The house is very cozy and comfortable, and Angela & Connie are wonderful hosts. We did some hill-walking, and the Port to Glenlough route is spectacular to say the least. The mountains and hills of southwest Donegal make it an extremely attractive area for anyone interested in hill-walking.
had a wonderful time. was given a really warm welcome, the fire was lit and the kettle was on, they even had biscuits. great fun was had by all.
My wife and I stayed at the cottage in January and found it to be exactly what we were looking for. Thatched roof, beautiful countryside, nice people and a peat fire. What more could you want. The house interior was a bit worn but comfortable...this added to the charm. All and all we could not have been more pleased.
House in a beautiful setting, small, comfortable and cozy. Turf for fire was provided. Additional charges included the electric and oil. The water was brown when we where there due to local construction. Great local sight seeing. Overall, a pleasant experience.
Wonderful traditional cottage in a very peaceful setting. We loved the beautiful surrounding, especially Slieve League and Glencolmcille, which is truley a a magic place. We recommend everybody to spend some time on the Slieve League peninsula. It is especially a great place for hiking tours. We will always remember sitting in front of the turf fire in Meenan's cottage enjoying a Guiness.
Perfect retreat for a couple wanting secluded, relaxed holiday
We had a lovely time in the cottage, it was very comforable, had every thing you needed. The weather was lovely and we were made very welcome in the village, and we would diffenlty be back again.
idyllic cottage in an idyllic setting and great value for money.
True sensation of what should be an authentical Irish Cottage. Beautiful surroundings.
The thatch is superbly situated "It is just the most picturesque cottage you could ever see in the whole of Donegal" "Inside the cottage is simple but very clean " "The walk into Carrick is a good mile - a car would be essential" - Mrs Cheesman August 1997
Our holiday was terrific. We wanted somewhere quiet, and we got it. Just a few sheep for company, two of which enjoyed my saxophone practice on the hillside everyday!Mr HARRISON Feb. 2002
Peaceful, wild and truly beautiful completed by the very deep honest hospitality
Excellent value. Cottage/facilities were immaculate - Mr & Mrs Morrison - August 2003


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