Contae Dhún na nGall / Contae Thír Chonaill
Coontie Dunnygal / Coontie Dinnygal
The O'Donnell County, The Forgotten County
Mutuam habeatis caritatem (Latin)
"Have love for one another"
Location in Ireland, indicated in darker green
|• Type||County Council|
|• Total||4,861 km2 (1,877 sq mi)|
|751 m (2,464 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC±0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (IST)|
|Eircode routing keys|
F92, F93, F94
|Telephone area codes||074 (primarily)|
|Coontie Dunnygal and Coontie Dinnygal are Ulster Scots spellings.|
County Donegal (/ -, , -/, DUN-ig-AWL, DON-, -awl; Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county of Ireland in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal (Dún na nGall, meaning 'fort of the foreigners') in the south of the county. It has also been known as County Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill, meaning 'Land of Conall'), after the historic territory of the same name, on which it was based. Donegal County Council is the local council and Lifford the county town.
The population was 159,192 at the 2016 census.