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ID: 1042755
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Donegal (inhabited place)  Donegal (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 008 06 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -8.1000  decimal degrees

Note: The town of Donegal in County Donegal in the northwestern Republic of Ireland is located at head of Donegal Bay and the mouth of the Eask River. It was the ancient seat of the O'Donnell clan, who ruled County Donegal from 400 CE to 1603. Hugh O'Donnell founded a Franciscan monastery there in 1474, and its ruins still exist south of the town. Donegal Castle was strengthened in 1610. An early history of the world, the Annals of Donegal, was written here between 1632 and 1636. A busy seaport and market town, Donegal is famous for its handmade tweed and the beautiful landscape around the town.

Names:
Donegal (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Dún Na Ngall (C,V,Irish Gaelic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ireland (nation)  ........  Ireland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ulster (province)  ............  Ulster (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Donegal (county)  ................  Donegal (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Donegal (inhabited place)  ....................  Donegal (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a medieval center
town (C)
monastic center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Donegal..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 57
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 339
Dún Na Ngall..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 249
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 249
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 57
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 339
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 22 Oct. 2003

 

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