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Encyclopedia > County Donegal
County Donegal
Contae Dhún na nGall
Coat of arms of County Donegal
Location
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Statistics
Province: Ulster
Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West
County seat: Lifford
Code: DL
Area: 4,841 km²
Population (2006) 146,956
Website: www.donegal.ie

County Donegal (Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall. Sometimes unofficially known in Irish as Tír Chonaill) is a county located in the west of the Province of Ulster, in the northwest of Ireland. It is one of three counties in the Province of Ulster that does not form part of Northern Ireland. Despite it being the most northern county in all of Ireland, and despite its very strong Ulster identity, the county is part of the Republic of Ireland. County Donegal is the largest county in Ulster. The name 'Donegal' comes from the Irish, meaning 'The Fort of the Foreigners'. The county was named after the former administrative centre of Donegal Town, the old stronghold of the O'Donnell royal family in the south of the county. When first created, it was sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel (Irish: Tír Chonaill), after both the old original Tír Chonaill kingdom and the Tyrconnel earldom that succeeded it. Calling the whole county Tír Conaill is technically incorrect as the Inishowen Peninsula (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is historically distinct from Tír Chonaill. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x864, 409 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: County Donegal ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Donegal Categories: GFDL images ... When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... This article is about the current Irish body. ... Donegal North East is a parliamentary constituency in the Republic of Ireland, located in the northern part of County Donegal. ... Donegal South West is a parliamentary constituency in the Republic of Ireland, located in the southern part of County Donegal. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Population (2006) Website: www. ... A number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Index marks on Number plates in the Republic of Ireland issued since 1987 have the format YY-CC-SSSSSS where the components are: YY — a 2-digit year (e. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Donegal (Dún na nGall in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... Tyrconnell can refer to: a territory in Ireland, now more commonly referred to as County Donegal (see Tír Conaill), although the Kingdom and later Principality of Tyrconnell was broader than that, including parts of Sligo, Leitrim (Republic of Ireland), and Fermanagh (United Kingdom). ... Tír Chonaill (anglicized as Tyrconnel) was the name of a kingdom which covered much of what is now County Donegal; indeed Tír Chonaill is still the name by which it is referred to amongst its many native Irish speakers, in addition to many other Irish people. ... Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ...


Uniquely, Donegal shares a border with only one county in the Republic of Ireland, County Leitrim in north Connacht. The rest of its land border is shared with the United Kingdom (the Northern Irish counties of Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh). This apparent isolation has led to Donegal people and their customs being considered distinct from the rest of the country and has been used to market the county with the slogan Up here it's different.[1] As regards its culture and traditions, County Donegal has much more in common with Northern Ireland than it does with the rest of the Republic of Ireland. The people of County Donegal are famous for their 'accent' (or more correctly 'accents'), which is very much an Ulster accent.[citation needed] Despite Lifford being the county town (and there also being a Donegal town), the largest town is Letterkenny, which is quite possibly the fastest growing town in all of Ulster.[citation needed] Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Carrick-on-Shannon Code: LM Area: 1,588 km² Population (2006) 28,837 Website: www. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... For other places with similar names, see Londonderry (disambiguation) and Derry (disambiguation). ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Omagh Area: 3,155 km² Population (est. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Enniskillen Area: 1,691 km² Population (est. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Population (2006) Website: www. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G924789 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population ( ) 2,339 (2006) Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference C167188 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Area: 307. ...


County Donegal has always had a very strong and close relationship with the City of Derry, the unofficial regional 'capital' of the North-West of Ireland. Before circa 1600, Derry was considered part of the Inishowen Peninsula. Derry has acted for centuries as the main economic and transport hub and sea-port for both County Donegal and West Tyrone. This was especially so before the rapid growth and development of nearby Letterkenny from the late 1960s. Nowadays, the vast majority of the Catholic population of the City of Derry are of County Donegal ancestry. Huge numbers of people from County Donegal work - and often live - in Derry. Likewise, many natives of Derry City also work - and often live - in County Donegal. In addition, large numbers of young Donegal people attend secondary schools in Derry and/or study at the city's third-level institutions, especially Magee College (part of the University of Ulster) and North-West Regional College (popularly known as Derry Tech). Both Donegal County Council and Derry City Council co-operate closely with each other on many projects and initiatives. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference C167188 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Area: 307. ... The Magee College, is an English-medium higher education institution of the University of Ulster located in Derry, Northern Ireland. ... The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ... Derry City Council (Londonderry County Borough Council until 1984) is a district council in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. ...

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History

County Donegal is famous for being the home of the once mighty Clan Dálaigh, whose most famous branch were the Clan Ó Domhnaill, better known today in English as the O'Donnell Clan. Until around A.D. 1600, the O'Donnells were one of Ireland's richest and most powerful Gaelic (native Irish) ruling-families. Within the Province of Ulster only the Clan Uí Néill (known in English as the O'Neill Clan) of modern County Tyrone were more powerful. The O'Donnell's were Ulster's second most powerful clan or ruling-family from the early thirteenth-century through to the very start of the seventeenth-century. For several centuries the O'Donnell's ruled Tír Chonaill, a Gaelic kingdom in West Ulster that covered almost all of modern County Donegal. The head of the O'Donnell family had the titles An Ó Domhnaill (meaning The O'Donnell in English) and Rí Tír Chonaill (meaning King of Tír Chonaill in English). Based at Donegal Castle in Dún na nGall (modern Donegal Town), the O'Donnell King's of Tír Chonaill were traditionally inaugurated at Doon Rock near Kilmacrenan. O'Donnell royal or chiefly power was finally ended in what was then the newly created County Donegal in September, 1607, following the Flight of the Earls from near Rathmullan. The modern County Arms of Donegal (dating from the early 1970's) was influenced by the design on the old O'Donnell royal arms. The County Arms is the official coat-of-arms of both County Donegal and Donegal County Council. This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Omagh Area: 3,155 km² Population (est. ... Donegal (Dún na nGall in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... The Flight of the Earls (Irish: Teitheadh na nIarlaí) refers to the departure from Ireland on 14 September 1607 of Hugh ONeill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone and Rory ODonnell, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell. ...


The modern County Donegal was shired by order of the English Crown in 1585. The English authorities at Dublin Castle formed the new county by amalgamating the old Kingdom of Tír Chonaill with the old Lordship of Inishowen. However, the English (soon to be British) authorities were unable to establish control over Tír Chonaill and Inishowen until after the Battle of Kinsale in 1602. Full British (as it was now termed) control over the new County Donegal was only achieved after the Flight of the Earls in September, 1607. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Dublin Castle. ... Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ... Siege of Kinsale - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Flight of the Earls (Irish: Teitheadh na nIarlaí) refers to the departure from Ireland on 14 September 1607 of Hugh ONeill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone and Rory ODonnell, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell. ...


County Donegal was one of the worst affected parts of Ulster during the Great Famine of the late 1840's in Ireland. Vast swathes of the county were devastated by this catastrophy, many areas becoming permanently depopulated. Vast numbers of County Donegal's people emigrated at this time, especially through the Port of Derry. Huge numbers of the county's people who emigrated were to settle in Glasgow in southern Scotland. This created a very strong link between County Donegal and the City of Glasgow, a link which endures to this day. This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... For other places with similar names, see Derry (disambiguation) and Londonderry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ...


Geography

Slieve League cliffs, the second tallest in Europe.
Slieve League cliffs, the second tallest in Europe.

Physically, the county is by far the most rugged and mountainous in Ulster. The county consists chiefly of low mountains, with a deeply indented coastline forming natural loughs, of which both Lough Swilly and Lough Foyle are the most notable. The famous mountains or Hills of Donegal consist of two major ranges, the Derryveagh Mountains in the north and the Bluestack Mountains in the south, with Mount Errigal at 749 metres the highest peak. The Slieve League cliffs are the second highest sea cliffs in Europe, while Donegal's Malin Head is the most northerly point on the island of Ireland. Image File history File links Slieve League cliffs in Ireland, county of Donegal. ... Image File history File links Slieve League cliffs in Ireland, county of Donegal. ... Slieve League cliffs Located on the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, Slieve League is one of the tallest sea cliffs in Europe. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... Look up Lough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Please see also Loch A Lough is a body of water and either: a lake or; b sea lough, which may be perceived also as a fjord, estuary, bay or sea inlet. ... Lough Swilly (Loch Súilí in Irish) in Ireland is a fjord-like body of water lying between the eastern side of the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal and the rest of northern Donegal. ... Lough Foyle (Loch Feabhail in Irish) is the name given to the estuary of the River Foyle. ... The Derryveagh Mountains are the major mountain range in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... The Bluestack Mountains (Na Cruacha Gorma in Irish) are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... Mount Errigal (An Earagail in Irish) is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains in the Northwest of Ireland with a height of 751 metres (2,466 feet). ... Slieve League cliffs Located on the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, Slieve League is one of the tallest sea cliffs in Europe. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Malin Head (Irish: Cionn Mhálanna) Visitors should not miss Banbas Crown Malin Head. ...


The climate is temperate and dominated by the Gulf Stream, with cool damp summers and mild wet winters. Two permanently inhabited islands, Arranmore and Tory Island lie off the coast, along with a large number of islands with only transient inhabitants. Ireland's second longest river, the Erne, enters Donegal Bay near the town of Ballyshannon. The River Erne, along with other Donegal waterways, has been dammed to produce hydroelectric power. The River Foyle separates part of County Donegal from parts of both County Londonderry and County Tyrone For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... View of Donegal mainland from Arranmore Arranmore Island (Árainn Mhór in Irish) is the largest inhabited island in County Donegal, and the second largest in all of Ireland, with a population of 528 in 2006, down from 543 in 2002, and over 600 in 1996. ... Tory Island (Irish; Oileán Thoraigh or earlier Oileán Thúr Rí) is an island of the Republic of Ireland, located nine miles off the Donegal coast of Northwest Ireland. ... The Erne is an 120 km long river in the north of Ireland. ... Donegal Bay (Bá Dhún na nGall in Irish) is an inlet (or bay) in the north western region of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G874616 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,200  2,600 Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... The River Foyle at Night. ... For other places with similar names, see Londonderry (disambiguation) and Derry (disambiguation). ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Omagh Area: 3,155 km² Population (est. ...


An extensive rail network used to exist through out the county and was operated by the County Donegal Railways Joint Committee and the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company. Even though the railways in Donegal are fondly remembered, the network was completely closed by 1960. Today, the closest railway station to the county is Waterside Station in the City of Derry, which is operated by Northern Ireland Railways (N.I.R.). County Donegal is served by both Donegal Airport at Carrickfinn in The Rosses in the west of the county and by City of Derry Airport at Eglinton in the east. The nearest main international airport to the county is Belfast International Airport (popularly known as Aldergrove Airport), which is located to the east at Aldergrove, near Antrim Town, in County Antrim. The County Donegal Railways Joint Committee operated in north-west Ireland during the 20th century. ... The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company (The L&LSR, the Swilly) is an Irish public transport and freight firm, incorporated in June 1853. ... 1906 reference Rail Map Northern Ireland Railways (NIR or NI Railways) – formerly, and very briefly, known as Ulster Transport Railways (UTR) – is the railway operator in Northern Ireland. ... Donegal Airport (IATA: CFN, ICAO: EIDL) or Aerfort Dhún na nGall in Irish, is located at Carrickfinn on the west coast of County Donegal in Ireland. ... BFS redirects here. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Antrim Area: 2,844 km² Population (est. ...


County Donegal can be divided up into a number of traditional districts. In the west there is The Rosses (Irish: Na Rosa), centered on the town of Dungloe (Irish: An Clochán Liath), and Gweedore (Irish: Gaoth Dobhair). Both of these are Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas. In the county's north-west is Cloghaneely (Irish: Cloich Chionnaola), centered on the town of Falcarragh (Irish: An Fál Carrach), also in the Gaeltacht. Inishowen, Fanad and Rosguill are three peninsula in the north of the county. Inishowen (centered on the town of Buncrana) is one of Ireland's largest peninsulas. In the east of the county is located both the Laggan Valley (centered on the town of Raphoe) and the Finn Valley (centered on Ballybofey), districts with very fertile land. The Rosses is a geographical and social region in County Donegal, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference B847228 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,388  1,253 Website: http://www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... Gaeltacht regions in Ireland Gaeltacht (pronounced ; plural Gaeltachtaí) is an Irish word for an Irish-speaking region. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population () Falcarragh (Irish: , meaning the stone wall) is a small town, in the north-west of County Donegal, Ireland. ... Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish grid reference C346320 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Elevation: 62 m (206 ft) Population (2002)  - Town:  - Environs:   3,420  1,851 Buncrana (Irish: ) is a town in County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in the northwest of Ireland. ... Raphoe (Irish: Ráth Bhoth) is a town in eastern County Donegal, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


Culture and heritage

The Iron Age fortress Grianan an Aileach situated in County Donegal.
The Iron Age fortress Grianan an Aileach situated in County Donegal.

The variant of the Irish language spoken in Donegal is distinctive, and shares traits with Scottish Gaelic. The Irish spoken in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) is of the West Ulster dialect, while Inishowen, which became English-speaking only in the early 20th century, used the East Ulster dialect. Ulster Scots is still widely spoken in the Laggan Valley and Finn Valley of East Donegal. Donegal Irish has a strong influence on Irish speakers across Ulster, who find themselves speaking a dialect noticeably different from the Irish most commonly spoken and understood in Dublin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 142 KB) Grianan of Aileach, Donegal, Ireland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 142 KB) Grianan of Aileach, Donegal, Ireland. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Exterior view of Grianan of Aileach situated in County Donegal. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Gaeltacht regions in Ireland Gaeltacht (pronounced ; plural Gaeltachtaí) is an Irish word for an Irish-speaking region. ... Ulster Irish is the dialect of the Irish language spoken in the province of Ulster. ... Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the Anglic language of Scotland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ...


Like other areas on the western seaboard of Ireland, Donegal has a distinctive fiddle tradition which is of world renown. Donegal is also well known for its songs which have, like the instrumental music, a distinctive sound. Donegal musical artists such as the bands Clannad and Altan and solo artist Enya, all from Gaoth Dobhair, have had international success with traditional or traditional flavoured music. Donegal music has also influenced people not originally from the county including folk and pop singer Paul Brady. Popular music is also common, the county's most famous rock artist being the Ballyshannon born Rory Gallagher, Kilcar based indie band The Revs also had some good success in the Irish charts. A well known fiddler from Donegal is P.V. O'Donnell. He currently live in Manchester, CT, USA. The Donegal fiddle tradition is a kind of Irish traditional music, based on a tradition, or set of coexisting traditions, at least 200 years old, of playing the fiddle in County Donegal, Ireland. ... This article is about the Irish musical group. ... Altan are an Irish folk and traditional musical group, who originated in Gweedore, County Donegal. ... For the letter Ñ pronounced Enye, see Ñ. Enya (born Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin[4] on 17 May 1961, Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland), sometimes presented in the media as Enya Brennan, is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... Paul Joseph Brady (born May 19, 1947 in Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is an Irish singer/songwriter whose work straddles folk and pop. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G874616 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,200  2,600 Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948–14 June 1995) was an Irish blues/rock guitarist, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, grew up in Cork City in the south of Ireland. ... Kilcar is a small village in the south west of Donegal, Ireland. ... The Revs are an indie rock band based in Kilcar, Donegal, Ireland and consists of 3 childhood friends: Rory Gallagher (named after blues guitarist Rory Gallagher, and who had previously had a 3-year long solo career, which included the release of country-tinged album 20th Century) on bass guitar...

Mount Errigal sits over Gweedore and Cloughaneely.
Mount Errigal sits over Gweedore and Cloughaneely.

Donegal has a long literary tradition in both Irish and English. The famous Irish Navvy-turned novelist Patrick MacGill, author of many books about the experiences of Irish migrant itinerant labourers in Britain at around the turn of the 20th century, such as The Rat Pit and the autobiographical Children of the Dead End, is from the Glenties area. There is a literary summer school in Glenties named in his honour. The novelist Peadar O'Donnell hails from The Rosses in west Donegal. Image File history File links Errigal33. ... Image File history File links Errigal33. ... Mount Errigal (An Earagail in Irish) is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains in the Northwest of Ireland with a height of 751 metres (2,466 feet). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference B847228 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,388  1,253 Website: http://www. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A navvy depicted in Ford Madox Browns painting Work Navvy is a shorter form of navigational engineer (USA) or navigator (UK) and is particularly applied to describe the manual labourers working on major civil engineering projects. ... Patrick MacGill (24 December 1889–November 1960) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as The Navvy Poet because he had worked as a navvy (itinerant labourer) before he began writing. ... Look up itinerant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Glenties (Na Gleannta in Irish, meaning The Glens) is a small town in the northwest of Ireland in central County Donegal. ... Peadar ODonnell was an Irish Republican and socialist activist and writer. ... The Rosses is a geographical and social region in County Donegal, Ireland. ...


Modern exponents include the Inishowen playwright and poet Frank McGuinness and the playwright Brian Friel. Many of Friel's plays are set in the fictional Donegal town of Ballybeg. Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ... Frank McGuinness[1] (born 29 July 1953 in County Donegal, Ireland) is an Irish playwright, translator and poet. ... Brian Friel (born 9 January 1929) is a playwright and director from Northern Ireland. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Authors in Donegal have been creating works, like the Annals of the Four Masters, in Gaelic and Latin since the Early Middle Ages. In modern Irish Donegal has produced famous, and sometimes controversial, authors such as the brothers Séamus Ó Grianna and Seosamh Mac Grianna from The Rosses and the contemporary (and controversial) Irish-language poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh from Gortahork in Cloghaneely, and where he is known to locals as Gúrú na gCnoc ("the Guru of the Hills"). Signature page from the Annals of the Four Masters Entry for A.D. 432 The Annals of the Four Masters or the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters are a chronicle of medieval Irish history. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Justinians wife Theodora and her retinue, in a 6th century mosaic from the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Seosamh Mac Grianna (1900 - 1990), is an Irish writer, under the pen-name Iolann Fionn. ... The Rosses is a geographical and social region in County Donegal, Ireland. ... Cathal Ó Searcaigh Cathal Ó Searcaigh (pronounced ) is an Irish poet who writes in the Irish language (specifically the Ulster dialect). ... Gortahork (Irish: Gort a Choirce) is a townland/village in the north west of County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland, the name meaning the field (gort) of the oats (choirce). ...


Although the vast majority of it's population is Roman Catholic, County Donegal also has a large Protestant minority. The county's Protestant community was founded during the Plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth-century. A large percentage of the county's Protestants are Presbyterians. Many County Donegal Protestants are members of the Orange Order, a religious and social society. The vast majority of the county's Protestants live in the Laggan Valley and Finn Valley of East Donegal. There is also a large Protestant population in Donegal Town in the south of the county. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Plantation of Ulster was a planned process of colonisation which took place in the northern Irish province of Ulster during the early 17th century in the reign of James I of England. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The Orange Order is a Protestant fraternal organisation largely based in the province of Northern Ireland and in western Scotland but which has a worldwide membership. ... Donegal (Dún na nGall in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ...


Donegal has also contributed to culture elsewhere. One Donegal native, Francis Alison, was one of the founders of the College of Philadelphia, which would later become the University of Pennsylvania.[2]Rev Francis Makemie from Rathmullan founded the Presbyterian Church in America. This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ...


Politics

Map of Donegal.
Map of Donegal.

Donegal County Council has responsibility for local administration, running alongside Town Councils in Letterkenny, Bundoran, Ballyshannon and Buncrana. Both the County Council and Town Councils have elections every five years (alongside local elections nationally, and elections to the European Parliament), the last of which took place on the 11 June 2004. Twenty nine councillors are elected using the system of Proportional Representation, across five electoral areas (Inishowen, Letterkenny, Donegal, Stranorlar, Glenties and Milford). Donegal County Council's main offices are located in the County House in Lifford, but regional offices are located in Carndonagh, Milford, Letterkenny, Dungloe and Donegal. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1172x1031, 792 KB) Summary County Donegal 3d map Creator: Kanchelskis Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Donegal fiddle tradition County Donegal Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1172x1031, 792 KB) Summary County Donegal 3d map Creator: Kanchelskis Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Donegal fiddle tradition County Donegal Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference C167188 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Area: 307. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G8761 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population () Town Bundoran and hills (sight from library). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G874616 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,200  2,600 Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish grid reference C346320 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Elevation: 62 m (206 ft) Population (2002)  - Town:  - Environs:   3,420  1,851 Buncrana (Irish: ) is a town in County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in the northwest of Ireland. ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) Alejo Vidal-Quadras (EPP) Gérard Onesta (Greens – EFA) Edward McMillan-Scott (ED) Mario Mauro (EPP) Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (PES) Luigi Cocilovo (ALDE) Mechtild... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference C167188 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Area: 307. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G924789 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population ( ) 2,339 (2006) Website: www. ... Stranorlar (Srath an Urláir in Irish) is a small town in County Donegal which forms one of the twin towns of Stranorlar/Ballybofey on either side of the River Finn. ... Glenties (Na Gleannta in Irish, meaning The Glens) is a small town in the northwest of Ireland in central County Donegal. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Population (2006) Website: www. ... South West View of Carndonagh Carndonagh (Carn Domhnach in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference C167188 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Area: 307. ... Dungloe (Ireland) Dungloe Main Street. ... Donegal (Dún na nGall in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ...


For general (national) elections, the county is divided into two constituencies, Donegal South West and Donegal North East, with both having three representatives in Dáil Éireann. For elections to the European Parliament, the county is part of the Ireland North-West constituency (formerly Connacht-Ulster). Donegal South West is a parliamentary constituency in the Republic of Ireland, located in the southern part of County Donegal. ... Donegal North East is a parliamentary constituency in the Republic of Ireland, located in the northern part of County Donegal. ... This article is about the current Irish body. ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) Alejo Vidal-Quadras (EPP) Gérard Onesta (Greens – EFA) Edward McMillan-Scott (ED) Mario Mauro (EPP) Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (PES) Luigi Cocilovo (ALDE) Mechtild... North-West Ireland is a constituency of the European Parliament. ...


Sport

Gaelic football and Hurling

The Gaelic Athletic Association (G.A.A.) sport of Gaelic football is very popular in Donegal. Hurling is not such a big sport in the North-West of Ireland. Donegal's inter-county football team have won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title once (in 1992). In 2007 Donegal won only their second national title by winning the National Football League. The county senior hurling team has never managed a title. There are 16 senior G.A.A. Clubs in county Donegal, with many others playing at a lower level.[3] For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation). ... Gaelic Football (Irish: Peil, Peil Gaelach or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, or Gaelic , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Bank of Ireland Football Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland. ... The National Football League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League) is a Gaelic football tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ...


Soccer

Finn Harps play in the Football League of Ireland and won promotion to the Premier League in 2007 following a 6-3 aggregate win in the playoff final. They are now back alongside their arch-rivals Derry City F.C. who they contest the North-West Derby with. No other Donegal teams have achieved the status of Finn Harps, but teams abound across the county. Finn Harps FC is a Irish football club playing in the Football League of Ireland. ... The Football League of Ireland, usually known simply as the League of Ireland or later the eircom League (from the leagues sponsorship by Irish telecommunications company eircom), was the old league of football clubs in Ireland that existed from 1921 until 2006. ... Derry City Football Club (Irish: , IPA: ) is an Irish football club based in Derry, Northern Ireland. ...


Cricket

Cricket is also played in County Donegal. This sport is chiefly confined to the Laggan Valley and Finn Valley in the east of the county. The town of Raphoe and the nearby village of St. Johnston, both in the Laggan Valley, are the traditional 'strongholds' of cricket within the county. The game is mainly played and followed by members of County Donegal's Protestant community. This article is about the sport. ... Raphoe (Irish: Ráth Bhoth) is a town in eastern County Donegal, Ireland. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


Other sports

Donegal's rugged landscape lends itself to active sports like climbing, hillwalking, surfing and kite-flying. Many people travel to Donegal for the superb golf links — long sandy beaches and extensive dune systems are a feature of the county, and many links courses have been developed. For other uses, see Climbing (disambiguation). ... Hillwalking or fellwalking is the recreational practice of hiking in mountainous terrain. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ...


Rock climbing is of very high quality and still under-developed in the county. The complete Donegal climbing guidebook is available at the Colmcille Climbers website. There is a wealth of good quality climbs in the county from granite rocks in the south to quartzite and dolerite in the north; from long mountain routes in the Poisoned Glen to boulder challenges of excellent quality in the west and in the Inishowen Peninsula. Location of Inishowen Inishowen (Irish: Inis Eoghain) is a historical peninsular region in County Donegal, and also the largest peninsula in Ireland. ...


Surfing on Donegal's Atlantic coast is considered to be as good as any in Ireland and up there in the world ratings. The old Victorian seaside resort of Bundoran, located in the very south of the county, has been 'reborn' as the centre of surfing in County Donegal. Indeed, Bundoran is now the main surfing 'resort' in Ulster. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G8761 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population () Town Bundoran and hills (sight from library). ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ...


Tourism

Glenveagh National Park.
Glenveagh National Park.

With its sandy beaches, unspoilt boglands and friendly communities, Co.Donegal is a favoured destination for many travellers, Irish (especially Northern Irish) and foreign alike. One of the county treasures is Glenveagh National Park (formerly part of the Glenveagh Estate), as yet (February 2008) the only official national park anywhere in the Province of Ulster. The park is a 140 km² nature reserve with spectacular scenery of mountains, raised boglands, lakes and woodlands. At it's heart is Glenveagh Castle, a beautiful late Victorian 'folly' that was originally built as a summer residence. Glenveagh is a garden by Lough Veagh in County Donegal, Northern Ireland, about thirteen km from Churchill. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ...


The Donegal Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking district) also attracts young people to County Donegal each year during the school summer holidays. The three week long summer Gaeltacht courses give young Irish people from other parts of the country a chance to learn the Irish language and traditional Irish cultural traditions that are still prevalent in parts of Donegal. The Donegal Gaeltacht has traditionally been a very popular destination each summer for young people from Northern Ireland. Gaeltacht regions in Ireland Gaeltacht (pronounced ; plural Gaeltachtaí) is an Irish word for an Irish-speaking region. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ...


Towns and Villages in County Donegal

Annagry, lovely village in the Gaeltacht area of NW Donegal, near to Crolly and with a population in the census of 247 souls. ... Ardara (Ireland) Looking north up Front Street in Ardara Ardara (Irish: ) is a small town in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... Ballintra (Baile an tSratha in Irish) is a village the parish of Drumholm in South Donegal, Ireland just off the N15 between Donegal town and Ballyshannon. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G874616 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,200  2,600 Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish grid reference C346320 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Elevation: 62 m (206 ft) Population (2002)  - Town:  - Environs:   3,420  1,851 Buncrana (Irish: ) is a town in County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in the northwest of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G8761 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population () Town Bundoran and hills (sight from library). ... Burtonport (Ailt an Chorráin in Irish) is a fishing village situated on the northwest coast of Ireland, some 7 km beyond Dungloe in County Donegal. ... South West View of Carndonagh Carndonagh (Carn Domhnach in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... Carrigart (Carraig Airt) is a small village in the Barony of Kilmacrenan to the north of County Donegal, Ireland. ... Clonmany (Irish: Cluain Maine) is a village in north-west Inishowen, in Co. ... Convoy is a small village in Donegal, Ireland. ... Creeslough (Irish: Craosloch, The Gorge or Deep Throat Lake ) is a village in County Donegal, Ireland at Lat (DMS) 55° 7 0N, Long (DMS) 7° 54 0W, Altitude 54 m. ... Castlefin (sometimes spelt Castlefinn) is a tranquil market town in the north-west of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G924789 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population ( ) 2,339 (2006) Website: www. ... Downings (Irish: Na Dúnaibh) is a townland and village, the main focus of the Rosguill peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. ... View of Dunfanaghy from Horn Head Dunfanaghy (Dún Fionnachaidh, fort of the fair-haired warrior, in Irish) is a small village, formerly a fishing port and commercial centre, in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... Dungloe (Ireland) Dungloe Main Street. ... Glencolmcille or Glencolumbkill (Gleann Cholm Cille in Irish) is a coastal town located on the southwest Gaeltacht tip of County Donegal, Ireland. ... Glenties (Na Gleannta in Irish, meaning The Glens) is a small town in the northwest of Ireland in central County Donegal. ... Gort a Choirce (English: ) is a townland in the north-west of County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland. ... Greencastle Harbour - by Irish Artist, Sheila McClean Greencastle Fort Greencastle Pier at Dusk Carrickarory Pier at Night Greencastle, Donegal (An Caisleán Nua in Irish) is a commercial fishing port in County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference B847228 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,388  1,253 Website: http://www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal South West Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Population () Falcarragh (Irish: , meaning the stone wall) is a small town, in the north-west of County Donegal, Ireland. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference C167188 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Dialling Code: 074, +000 353 74 Area: 307. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County: Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East Population (2006) Website: www. ... Kilcar is a small village in the south west of Donegal, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G711767 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   1,395  2,428 Killybegs (Na Cealla Beaga in Irish) is an important harbour town in County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in Ireland. ... Kilmacrenan NOT Kilmacrennan as above (Gaelic: Cill Mhic nÉanáin) is a small village located in County Donegal on the north west coast of Ireland. ... A view of Magheroarty. ... Manorcunningham is a small village, approx. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Moville, County Donegal. ... Muff (Irish: Magh) is a small town in County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. ... Newtowncunningham (Irish: An Baile Nua - literal translation: The New Town), known as Newton to locals, is a village in east County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, located midway between the towns of Derry and Letterkenny. ... Pettigo (Irish: Poiteagó) is a small picturesque village on the border of County Donegal and County Fermanagh. ... Ramelton is a town in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... Raphoe (Irish: Ráth Bhoth) is a town in eastern County Donegal, Ireland. ... --Rlandmann 22:50, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Stranorlar (Srath an Urláir in Irish) is a small town in County Donegal which forms one of the twin towns of Stranorlar/Ballybofey on either side of the River Finn. ... Termon (Irish): An Tearmann meaning Place of Sanctuary) is an area in the north west of Donegal, in the north of Ireland. ...

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Flora and Fauna

  • Algae Seaweed: Morton, O. 2003. The marine macroalgae of County Donegal, Ireland. Bull. Ir. Soc. No. 27: 3–164.

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See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland (County Donegal)
  • People from County Donegal

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Further reading

  • Sean Beattie (2004). Donegal. Sutton: Printing Press. ISBN 0-7509-3825-0. (Ireland in Old Photographs series)
  • Morton, O. 2003. The marine macroalgae of County Donegal, Ireland. Bull. Ir. biogeog.soc. 27: 3–164.
  • Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland (Annála Ríoghachta Éireann) by the Four Masters, from the earliest period to the year 1616, compiled during the period 1632–36 by Brother Michael O’Clery, translated and edited by John O'Donovan in 1856, and re-published in 1998 by De Burca, Dublin.
  • Parks, H.M. 1958. A general survey of the marine algae of Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Ir. Nat. J. 12: 277–83.
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  3. ^ Club GAA - Donegal -http://www.clubgaa.ie/donegal/index.htm

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