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Creevy is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, looking into Donegal Bay and surrounded by the Hills of Donegal, the ideal location to explore a wide and varied range of outdoor activities, including walking, surfing, golfing and angling from beach-pier-rocks and angling boat. This rural coastal area is steeped in history lying halfway between Rossnowlagh -” The Heavenly Cove ” and Ballyshannon, the oldest town in Ireland, where the mighty Erne system meets the sea. Creevy is on the R231 to Rossnowlagh. Nearby is the Franciscan Friary, Centre of Peace & Reconciliation & La Verna House. The Franciscan order was first brought to Donegal by Nuala O’Donnell, a member of the O’Donnell Clan who were chieftains of Tirconnaill prior to the occupation of the country. This area provides top class walks, both short routes, e.g. the Creevy Shore Walk, a purpose built coastal footpath 10 miles in length running from Rossnowlagh through Creevy to the mouth of the Erne Estuary and convenient long distance walks such as the Blue Stack Way and Baile na Gaeltachta [the Gaeltacht Way]. On the Creevy Coastal walk are the ruins of Kilbarron Castle, home of Michael O’Cleary, and the Four Masters, a group of Franciscan lay brothers, who penned the Annals of the Four Masters, a most significant piece on history going back over the centuries. Numerous archaeological and historic sites of significance abound in the locality, including the 6th Century church of St. Barron, kinsman of St. Colmcille, after which the parish of Kilbarron is named. Recently a prehistoric Sand cemetery dating back to 4000 BC was discovered adjacent to the Shore Walk. Nearby are the ruins of the Wardtown Castle, home of Speaker Connnolly of the House of Commons. Adjacent to that are the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey Assaroe,”Abbey of the Morning Star” and close by that, the restored corn mill, interpretative centre and tearooms, known as the Water Wheels.