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View of Dunfanaghy from Horn Head
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. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Horn Head is a peninsula close to Dunfanaghy in Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ...



Dunfanaghy is located on Donegal's North West coast, specifically the west side of Sheephaven Bay. It is on the N56 road. Dunfanaghy Road was previously a stop on the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway although the station was in fact six miles from Dunfanaghy. Sheephaven Bay (Irish: ) is a broad, shallow inlet on the north coast of County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company is an Irish public transport and freight firm, incorporated in June 1853. ...


The centre of Dunfanaghy is a small square with a market house built in 1847 and a quay built in 1831 and formerly used to export corn. There are four churches: Clondehorky Old Church (now ruined), Dunfanaghy Presbyterian Church, Holy Cross (Roman Catholic) and Holy Trinity (Church of Ireland). The village is also home to a golf club, several art galleries and craft shops, and a museum, situated in part of a former workhouse, which describes the effects of the Irish Potato Famine on Dunfanaghy. Former workhouse at Nantwich, dating from 1780 A workhouse was a place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to live and work. ... Bridget ODonnell and her two children during the famine The Great Famine or the Great Hunger (Irish: An Gorta Mór or An Drochshaol), known more commonly outside of Ireland as the Irish Potato Famine, is the name given to a famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849. ...

Local Area

Just north of the village is a three-mile-long sandy beach known as Killahoey Strand. On May 2, 1943, a Flying Fortress of the USAAF on a ferry flight to Northern Ireland landed on the beach after running out of fuel. The crew were entertained in the local hotel and the aircraft refuelled and took off again (to be destroyed 6 weeks later over Germany). A B-17 nicknamed Sally B in England in 2001 The B-17 Flying Fortress was the first mass-produced, four-engine heavy bomber. ... USAAF recruitment poster. ... Northern Ireland is a part 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). ...

South of Dunfanaghy are New Lake and Tramore Strand, a two-mile-long beach. New Lake was formerly a salt water marsh, but during the First World War, over-cutting of the grass on the surrounding sand dunes led to their destabilisation and the movement of the sand to block up the river. As a result, the marsh filled with fresh water and became a lake. The sand also silted up Dunfanaghy harbour. The New Lake became a haven for seabirds and is now a Special Protection Area. Also nearby is Sessiagh Lough, a small lough with a crannog in the middle. An Atlantic coastal salt marsh in Connecticut. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... A diagram showing the formation of a dune with a slipface. ... A Special Protection Area or SPA is a designation under the European Commission Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/409/EEC). ... 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. ... A crannog is the name given in Scotland and Ireland to an artificial island or natural island, used for a settlement and usually linked to shore with a timber gangway or stone causeway. ...

Across the bay from Dunfanaghy is Horn Head, which shelters Dunfanaghy from the Atlantic Ocean and is an Irish Natural Heritage Area. Horn Head is a peninsula close to Dunfanaghy in Ireland. ...

Dunfanaghy is close to Port-na-Blagh and Marble Hill, both of which also have popular beaches. Other sights in the vicinity include: Ards Forest Park, Ards (Capuchin) Friary, Glenveagh National Park, Doe Castle and the Derryveagh Mountains, the most prominent being Muckish Mountain and Mount Errigal. // The park is situated on the shores of Sheephaven Bay on the Donegal coastline in Ireland. ... ARDS has multiple meanings: Ards is a district in Northern Ireland ARDS is the abbreviation of Acute respiratory distress syndrome, formerly known as adult respiratory distress syndrome This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap) is an order of friars in the Roman Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans. ... Glenveagh is a garden by Lough Veagh in County Donegal, Northern Ireland, about thirteen km from Churchill. ... An Caisleán na dTuath, near Creeslough, Co. ... The Derryveagh Mountains are the major mountain range in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. ... Muckish (Irish: An Mhucais, meaning pigs back) is a distinctive flat-topped mountain in the Derryveagh Mountains of Donegal, 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). ...


  • Alistair Rowan (1979). The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09667-4. 

See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

External links

  • New Lake bird life
  • Aircraft landings in Ireland 1939 - 46

Coordinates: 55°11′N, 7°58′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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