County Donegal

County Donegal

Tyrconnell
Contae Dhún na nGall / Contae Thír Chonaill
Coontie Dunnygal / Coontie Dinnygal
Coat of arms of County Donegal
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The O'Donnell County, The Forgotten County
Motto(s): 
Mutuam habeatis caritatem  (Latin)
"Have love for one another"
Location in Ireland, indicated in darker green
Location in Ireland, indicated in darker green
Coordinates: 54°55′01″N 8°00′00″W / 54.917°N 8.000°W / 54.917; -8.000Coordinates: 54°55′01″N 8°00′00″W / 54.917°N 8.000°W / 54.917; -8.000
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
Dáil ÉireannDonegal
EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Established1607[1]
County townLifford
Government
 • TypeCounty Council
Area
 • Total4,861 km2 (1,877 sq mi)
Area rank 4th
Highest elevation751 m (2,464 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
159,192
 • Rank 13th
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
F92, F93, F94
Telephone area codes074 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
DL
Websitewww.donegal.ie
Coontie Dunnygal[3][4] and Coontie Dinnygal[5] are Ulster Scots spellings.

County Donegal (/ˌdʌnɪˈɡɔːl, ˌdɒn-, ˈdʌnɪɡɔːl, ˈdɒn-/ DUN-ig-AWL, DON-, -⁠awl; Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall)[6] 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'[7]) 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.[2]

  1. ^ "County Donegal – Welcome To Ireland – History of Ireland".
  2. ^ a b "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: County Donegal". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ "2006 Annual Report in Ulster Scots" (PDF). North-South Ministerial Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2013.
  4. ^ "2002 Annual Report in Ulster Scots" (PDF). North-South Ministerial Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2011.
  5. ^ Tourism Ireland – Yeirly Report 2009 Archived 30 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Dún na nGall/Donegal". Placenames Database of Ireland (logainm.ie). Government of Ireland – Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Donegal Town Website Donegal Town (Dún na nGall), Donegal". donegaltown.ie.