County Donegal is a county of the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal in the south of the county. Donegal County Council is the local council and Lifford the county town.The population was 158,755 at the 2016 census. It has also been known as (County) Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill), after the historic territory of the same name.Geography and political subdivisionsIn terms of size and area, it is the largest county in Ulster and the fourth-largest county in all of Ireland. Uniquely, County Donegal shares a small border with only one other county in the Republic of Ireland – County Leitrim. The greater part of its land border is shared with three counties of Northern Ireland: County Londonderry, County Tyrone and County Fermanagh. This geographic isolation from the rest of the Republic has led to Donegal people maintaining a distinct cultural identity and has been used to market the county with the slogan "Up here it's different". While Lifford is the county town, Letterkenny is by far the largest town in the county with a population of 19,588. Letterkenny and the nearby city of Derry form the main economic axis of the northwest of Ireland. Indeed, what became the City of Derry was officially part of County Donegal up until 1610.Donegal County Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Letterkenny Edition.
Donegal County Museum Reviews
Superb displays giving straightforward information so all can grasp the information given.This is a well laid out museum and the staff are helpful and very knowledgable. I can recommend it being worth... more »
Well worth a visit, this small museum is curated by friendly and helpful staff. There are a good range of exhibits for all the family to enjoy, particularly upstairs and the downstairs displays rotate... more »
Very interesting place with some wonderful exhibits from the area-a hidden gem.
This is a small interesting museum, made excellent by the young woman at the reception desk who was knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
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