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Donegal

(dŏn'ĭgôl`, dŭn'–), county (1991 pop. 128,117), 1,865 sq mi (4,830 sq km), N Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic Ocean. The county seat is Lifford. The extremely irregular coastline extends from Lough Foyle on the north to Donegal Bay on the west and is deeply indented by Lough Swilly. Tory Island is the largest of the coastal islands. The west is rugged and hilly. There are two mountain ranges: the Derryveagh Mts. in the northwest and the Blue Stack Mts. in the west central region. Mt. Errigal (2,466 ft/752 m) is the tallest peak. The chief rivers are the Foyle, the Erne, and the Finn; lakes are plentiful. Donegal has no rail service. Although agriculture is the leading industry, only one third of the land is suitable for cultivation. The valleys of the Finn and the Foyle are the most intensively cultivated areas. Oats and potatoes are the chief crops. Fishing and tourism are also important industries. In the south is the center of the Donegal cloth industry that produces tweeds and handmade woolens. There are several small skirt factories. Newer industries include carpet, fishing net, and synthetic fiber manufacturing. Gaelic is still spoken in the highland region. In ancient times the kingdom of TyrconnellTyrconnell,
ancient kingdom in NW Ireland in what is the modern Co. Donegal. The kingdom was founded by Conall Gulban in the 5th cent.; kings of Tyrconnell reigned until 1071.
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, Donegal was not organized as a county until the reign of Elizabeth I of England.

Donegal,

town (1991 pop. 2,193), Co. Donegal, NW Republic of Ireland, on the River Eske at the head of Donegal Bay. The town is a seaport with wool mills. Its castle, stronghold of the O'Donnells, was rebuilt in 1610. There are ruins of a Franciscan monastery, founded in 1474, where the Annals of the Four Masters, a history of the world, was compiled between 1632 and 1636.

Donegal

a county in NW Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic: mountainous, with a rugged coastline and many offshore islands. County town: Lifford. Pop.: 137 575 (2002). Area: 4830 sq. km (1865 sq. miles)
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We followed in his footsteps one cloudless sunny day in the south of the county, where a famous bay stretches from Bundoran to Donegal Town and on to Glencolumbkille.
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We followed in his footsteps one cloudless sunny day in the south of the county, where a bay stretches from Bundoran to Donegal Town and on to Glencolumbkille.
DONEGAL Town sits on the North West coast of Ireland in County Donegal, one of three counties in the province of Ulster that do not form part of Northern Ireland.
In the south of the county, the famous Donegal Bay stretches from beautiful Bundoran to Donegal Town and on to Glencolmcille, you can view it all from the sea cliffs of Sliabh Liag while watching fishing boats from Killybegs bringing home their fresh catch.
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The unveiling was carried out, on the 11th anniversary of the Real IRA Omagh outrage, by Bernie Doherty and Patricia McLaughlin, the mothers of Oran Doherty, eight, and Sean McLaughlin, 12, from Buncrana who died along with James Barker, 12, whose family was living in the Donegal town at the time.
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