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General Information

Donegal, a county of Ireland, in Ulster, 68 m. long and 44 broad; bounded W and N by the ocean, E by Londonderry and Tyrone, and S by Roscommon and the bay of Donegal, in a champaign country; containing 42 parishes, and sends 2 members to parliament; has extensive linen manufactures, and abounds with harbours.  Pop. 249,483.   [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]

Chief Towns in County Donegal

Ballyshannon, Donegal, Bundoran, Letterkenny, Buncrana,
Lifford, Raphoe, Ballybofey and Moville

Parishes in County Donegal

Donegal and Kilcar

Local Addresses

Donegal Ancestry
County Donegal
Old Meeting House, Back Lane
Ramelton, Co Donegal, Ireland
Tel: + + 353 74 51266 and Fax: + + 353 74 51266

Query Message Board

Feel free to leave your surname query on our Message Board

Mailing List

There are two mailing lists for this county.

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Records and Resources

The following records are available through Donegal Ancestry

Pre1900 Parish Registers
Civil Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Griffith's Valuation
Tithe Applotment Books
1901 Census Returns
Graveyard Inscriptions
Hearth Money Rolls
Passenger List Extracts
1630 Muster Rolls
Estate records
School Roll Books
Poll of Electors Extracts mid 1700's
Ordnance Survey Memoirs
Other Miscellaneous Sources

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Last updated on January 26, 2001.

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