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  County Donegal - Accommodation Donegal, Hotels and more
Donegal is the most northerly county of the Republic of Ireland.
Accommodation in Donegal for tourists varies from guest houses and B&Bs to country houses, hotels and hostels.
Donegal has a history of over 9000 years of human occupation and hence it is renowned for its archaeology.
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  County Donegal
Donegal lies in the north west of Ireland bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the south west, west and north and by the counties of Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh and Leitrim to the east and south east.
County Donegal comprises an area of 483,042 hectares, equivalent to 1,193,621 acres.
Donegal is the most important sea fishing county in Ireland and Killybegs is its busiest fishing port representing approximately 25% of the national catch.
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  County Donegal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
County Donegal (Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in the northwest of Ireland.
The Irish spoken in the Donegal Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) is of the West Ulster dialect, while Inishowen, which became English-speaking in the early 20th century, used the East Ulster dialect.
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.
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 Donegal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland.
Donegal (IPA: /dʌniːgɒl/) is not the county town (capital) of County Donegal, despite being its namesake.
Donegal town is situated at the mouth of Donegal Bay and is overshadowed by the Bluestack Mountains.
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 Donegal Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the northernmost county on the island, has its strongest cultural, commercial and ethnic ties with neighbouring areas of Northern Ireland, yet forms part of "the south", the Republic of Ireland.
The chief towns in County Donegal are Ballyshannon, Donegal, Bundoran, Letterkenny, Buncrana, Lifford, Raphoe, Ballybofey and Moville.
Donegal Ancestry caters for family history enquiries for County Donegal, which is located in the northwest of Ireland in the Province of Ulster.
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 County Donegal Information
County Donegal (Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in the northwest of Ireland.
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 Irish-language poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh from Gortahork, and where he is known to locals as Gúrú na gcnoc ("the guru of the hills").
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.
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 Lewis: Co. Donegal
The district lunatic asylum is in Londonderry and the county infirmary at Lifford.
The town is the head-quarters of the constabulary police for the county, and the residence of the sub-inspector; and petty sessions are held on alternate Saturdays.
It is one of the ten suffragan bishopricks that constitute the ecclesiastical province of Armagh, and comprehends the greater part of the county of Donegal, extending for 55 miles in length and 40 miles in breadth, and comprising an estimated supericies of 515,250 statute acres.
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 Links for County Donegal
Donegal Castle, a stronghold of the O'Donnells, was rebuilt in 1610.
Donegal, Irish "DúnNa Ngall," (Fort of the Stones), most northerly county of Ireland, bounded on the west and north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by Lough (lake) Foyle and Counties Londonderry and Tyrone, and on the south by Counties Fermanagh and Leitrim.
The chief rivers of the county are the Finn and the Erne; the main mountain ranges are the Bluestack and the Derryveagh, the highest peaks being Errigal (2, 466 ft. [752m]) and Muckish (2,197 ft. [670 m]).
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 Donegal, Ireland. ©Jane Lyons
Donegal, is a maritime county in the province of Ulster and it is bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic ocean and on the east by Lough Foyle, Counties Londonderry and Tyrone and on the south by counties Tyrone, Fermanagh and Leitrim.
The name of the county is derived from the town of Donegal, and means the Fortress of the Galls, or foreigners, the Danes having made a settlement there at an early period.
Donegal was the ancient 'Tirconnell' and was inhabited by Kinel Connell who was descended from Conall, son of Niall of the nine hostages, who possessed nearly the whole of Donegal.
www.from-ireland.net /contents/donegalconts.htm   (953 words)

 County Donegal travel guide - Wikitravel
County Donegal [1], in the Republic of Ireland's part of Ulster is the northernmost county in Ireland, stretching further to the north than any part of "Northern" Ireland.
Donegal natives often say that Donegal is the forgotten county of Ireland as they feel that it is cut off from the rest of the Republic of Ireland, both economically and geographically.
Thus, Donegal is not as accessible as other tourist-oriented places in the Republic of Ireland, such as County Galway or County Kerry and this means it is not as commercialised in the tourist sense.
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 County Donegal
Donegal (Dún na nGall) in Irish means "fort of the foreigner," so called from having repelled the numerous Viking raids on the county in the 8th and 9th centuries.
County Donegal is a county in the northwest of Ireland.
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 751 metres the highest peak.
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 Donegal County Museum - Donegal County Council
Donegal County Museum was first opened to the public in 1987.
The role of Donegal County Museum is to collect, record, preserve, communicate and display for the use and enjoyment of the widest community possible, the material evidence and associated information of the history of Donegal.
Donegal County Museum preserves and celebrates the collective memory of the county and its communities, through the preservation, display and interpretation of artefacts.
www.donegalcoco.ie /services/informationpoints/communityandcultural/museum.htm   (311 words)

Donegal attracts people from many lands seeking peace, tranquility and renewal.
Donegal Town is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful north west counties of Ireland, with its beaches, mountains and stunning...
Located in beautiful Donegal Town overlooking Donegal Bay, the Central has been refurbished with 112 spacious ensuite bedrooms satellite TV, direct dial telephone...
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Donegal's supreme appeal lies in the natural beauty of its coast, with windswept peninsulas, precipitous cliffs and a host of golden beaches that rival any in Europe.
Donegal has been occupied by humans for over 9,000 years and is renowned for its history and archaeology.
Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, once part of the Letterkenny Workhouse, built in 1846.
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 Donegal County Enterprise Board
Donegal County Enterprise Board wins national nomination to represent Ireland at European Enterprise Awards
If you are an existing business or thinking about starting a business in Donegal, we hope that you will find the necessary information on our site which will help you get off to the best possible start or develop your business further.
Donegal County Enterprise Board is subject to the Freedom of Information act, click here to find out more.
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 County Donegal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
is the northernmost county of the Republic of Ireland.
Donegal is primarily mountainous and has a kind of rugged beauty which makes for great postcard pictures but its history is one of poverty and hardship.
Although Donegal is neighbour to County Derry it has somehow escaped the sectarian violence with its killings, bombings, marches and other assorted acts of mayhem that has characterized the history of Derry.
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 Ireland Travel Guide: County Donegal
The Donegal Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) is the largest in the country, and stretches from Fanad Head in North Donegal to Kilcar in the Southwest.
Donegal is the fourth-largest county on the island and one of the most sparsely populated.
Donegal Town is in the southern part of the county, and dates back to the Vikings, who built a fortress here at the mouth of the Eske.
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 Treat of the experience of Unionists in County Donegal during the period 1919-22
Donegal was to the fore in the original campaign of resistance to the proposed imposition of Home Rule upon the people of Ulster.
Throughout the period 1919-21 the underlying theme with regard to County Donegal is one of decline.
Many 6 county Orangemen had supported their Donegal brethren in the UCC split in early 1920, with the result that cross-border Orange relations were never tinged with the same sense of betrayal under which cross-border Unionist co-operation laboured.
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 Donegal Domain Newsletter
Erika was a volunteer presenter on local radio in Ghana and arrived in Donegal last year as a refugee, together with her three children.
This is the main road to the south of the county and to the west of Ireland for all from the Gweedore, Rosses and Glenties districts.
Donegal County Council at a meeting on 29 March, adopted a motion by Councillor Sean Mc Eniff that the development charge of €5,965 remain for those who are building holiday homes, but holiday homes for rent will be free from these charges.
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 County Donegal
County Donegal was known as the Kingdom of Tirconnel in the old Irish administrative system.
The county wasn't effected much by the Norman invasion of the twelfth century and it wasn't until the later 16th century that England gained a foothold in the county.
The population fell from 296,000 in 1841 to 255,000 in 1851.
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 The Fiddle Music of Donegal
The older name for Donegal is Tyrconnell ("land of Conall"), commemorating a monarchy founded in the fifth century by Conall Gulban, the son of the famed king Niall of the Nine Hostages.
As a result, in 1922, when the present border of the Irish Republic was established, predominately Catholic Donegal was separated from the rest of Ulster and it became a part of the Republic, to which it is connected by a narrow corridor of land.
Unlike these, the Donegal musicians were generous with their music and the travellers spread a wealth of local tunes to settled musicians elsewhere in the county.
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 OakStoneClassics.co.uk - Blog - Folk - Accoustic Roots - Altan
At this time Donegal music was little known outside of the county.
Donegal fiddle music has a drive in it, somewhat like Cape Breton music, due to the push given on both the upstroke and the downstoke.
A winter school of music is now held in Donegal each year in honour of Frankie Kennedy.
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 County Donegal - selected monuments
Three subsidiary chambers are set around the court, occurring more or less where the façades of facing single-court tombs would have ended.
Unfortunately most of them were wantonly destroyed in 1988, like the Ballinloughan petroglyphs in county Louth.
From Croaghbeg there is a fine view S over Donegal Bay to King's Mountain, Ben Bulben, Knocknarea: an area of county Sligo rich in megaliths as well as Yeatsiana.
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 County Donegal IrelandGenWeb
The extremely irregular coastline extends from Lough Foyle on the north to Donegal Bay on the west and is deeply indented by Lough Swilly.
In the south is the center of the Donegal cloth industry that produces tweeds and handmade woolens.
In ancient times the kingdom of Tyrconnell, Donegal was not organized as a county until the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
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