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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 tell those looking for Peaky Blinders-style fashions about the Jaxon range and the Donegal Tweed Newsboy, which cost from PS15 to PS78.
It is too difficult to copy and we use genuine Donegal tweeds and wool.
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It was an ancient Burton's Donegal tweed which he fondly believed did not show stains, but despite this optimism, she felt she knew the signs when it was produced.
MY GOOD friend the Philosopher was sitting opposite me on the train wearing the Donegal tweed jacket, which he favours for trips beyond the urban scramble to distant places where, as he puts it, the young birds still sing in a sweet treble and the waters rush clean and clear.
MIXING IT UP: Selina Scott wears Donegal tweed shift dress, pounds 110, wide patent belt, pounds 25, worn with emerald spot blouse, pounds 70, sizes 10-20, all by CC.
The way ahead for the SDLP lies in nailing down their social democrat roots and forgetting about Sinn Fein's dodgy coat of many colours, whether Armani or Donegal tweed.
Look out for the speckly Donegal tweed coat-jacket, wide- legged trousers and maxi skirts and coats .
Waterford Crystal, a Donegal Tweed jacket, or an Aran sweater.
Faribo, a natural fiber blanket house, also is looking at fresh applications in acrylic, such as its new Donegal Tweed a 100 percent acrylic blanket that looks like tweed.
It was a coat in Donegal Tweed, made for me in London by a Jewish tailor who usually makes theatrical wear.
For a stroll after Christmas lunch, a Donegal tweed jacket and trousers worn with a chunky roll-neck or fine merino wool knitwear will keep him warm and stylish.