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History of County Donegal, Ireland

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Visit County Donegal, Ireland. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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 County Donegal, Ireland

Donegal is Ireland's most northerly county (of all 32 counties)

Ballyshannon is the oldest town in Ireland

Tory Island, 11km/ 7 miles off the north coast of Donegal is the only place in Ireland which still has it's own king

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  • The modern County Donegal was shired by order of the English Crown in 1585.
    Full control over the new County Donegall was only achieved after the Flight of the Earls in September 1607.
    www.familysearch.org /wiki /en/ County_Donegal,_Ireland_Genealogy

  •  County Donegal, Ireland
    Donegal Castle
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    Postcard
  •  County Donegal, Ireland
    Temple Arch
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    Postcard
  •  County Donegal, Ireland
    Killybegs
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    Postcard
  • 1837 - Donegal County
    DONEGAL (County of), a maritime county of the province of ULSTER, bounded on the east and south-east by the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone, and...Read MORE...


  • County Donegal was one of the worst affected parts of Ulster during the Great Famine of the late 1840s in Ireland.
    Vast swathes of the county were devastated by this catastrophe, many areas becoming permanently depopulated. Vast numbers of County Donegal's people...Read MORE...


  •  County Donegal, Ireland
    Bundoran
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    Postcard
  • 1895 - County Donegal
    Donegal, don-e-gawl', a county of Ireland, in Ulster, having E. and S. the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone, and Fermanagh, and on other sides Donegal ...Read MORE...


  •  County Donegal, Ireland
    Barnesmore Gap
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    Postcard
  • The Partition of Ireland in the early 1920s had a massive direct impact on County Donegal.
    Derry, together with west Tyrone, was henceforward in a new, different jurisdiction officially called Northern Ireland. Partition also meant that...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from County Donegal, Ireland


County Donegal, Ireland
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Donegal Castle
www.loc.gov
Postcard

County Donegal, Ireland
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Temple Arch
www.loc.gov
Postcard

County Donegal, Ireland
Pinterest
Killybegs
www.loc.gov
Postcard



County Donegal, Ireland
Pinterest
Bundoran
www.loc.gov
Postcard

County Donegal, Ireland
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Barnesmore Gap
www.loc.gov
Postcard
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  • The modern County Donegal was shired by order of the English Crown in 1585.
    Full control over the new County Donegall was only achieved after the Flight of the Earls in September 1607.
    www.familysearch.org /wiki /en/ County_Donegal,_Ireland_Genealogy
  • 1837 - Donegal County
    DONEGAL (County of), a maritime county of the province of ULSTER, bounded on the east and south-east by the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone, and... Read MORE...

  • County Donegal was one of the worst affected parts of Ulster during the Great Famine of the late 1840s in Ireland.
    Vast swathes of the county were devastated by this catastrophe, many areas becoming permanently depopulated. Vast numbers of County Donegal's people... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - County Donegal
    Donegal, don-e-gawl', a county of Ireland, in Ulster, having E. and S. the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone, and Fermanagh, and on other sides Donegal ... Read MORE...

  • The Partition of Ireland in the early 1920s had a massive direct impact on County Donegal.
    Derry, together with west Tyrone, was henceforward in a new, different jurisdiction officially called Northern Ireland. Partition also meant that... Read MORE...

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