County Donegal (/ -/, DUN-ig-AWL, DON-; 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.
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"
|• Type||County Council|
|• Total||4,860 km2 (1,880 sq mi)|
|751 m (2,464 ft)|
|• Density||32.6/km2 (84/sq mi)|
|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.|