World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0000996420
Reproduction Date:

Title: Carndonagh  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: County Donegal, Inishowen, Letterkenny, Tommy Tiernan, Clonmany
Collection: Towns and Villages in County Donegal
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Carn Domhnach
South West View of Carndonagh
South West View of Carndonagh
Carndonagh is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Dáil Éireann Donegal North–East
EU Parliament North–West
Elevation 32 m (105 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,534
Irish Grid Reference C467453
Carndonagh town centre (The diamond)

Carndonagh (Irish: Carn Domhnach) on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. The town lies close to the shores of Trawbeaga Bay. Carndonagh is the site of the Donagh Cross, which belonged to an early Christian monastery founded by St. Patrick for Bishop MacCairthan, brother of the bishop of Clogher. The original Irish name, Carn Domhnach, means the burial mound of the church. The town is laid out around a central square, or Diamond, and is dominated by its Italianate Catholic church. It is also home to Carndonagh Community School, formerly the largest community school in Ireland. It is a small but pretty town consisting of cafés, pubs, a variety of shops and a nightclub. Carndonagh has a community of active musicians, artists and writers and is home to the Inishowen Carnival Group and the Inishowen Gospel choir (both international performers).


  • Transport 1
  • Gallery 2
  • Sport 3
  • People 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Carndonagh railway station opened on 1 July 1907, but finally closed on 2 December 1935.[2]

The town is typical of most on the fringes of Ireland, virtually isolated in terms of a reliable transportation system, car ownership is seen as the only means of escape.

The town is served by Foyle Coaches which provides four buses Monday to Friday travelling from Carndonagh to Derry City and vice versa, with three buses on the route on Saturdays.[3]



Some of the sports clubs and organisations active within the community in Carndonagh are:

  • Carndonagh GAA- the local Gaelic football club.[4]
  • Carndonagh F.C. - the local soccer club, participating in the Inishowen Football League.
  • Inishowen Rugby Club - Promoted four seasons in a row and participating in an Ulster league. [5]
  • Inishowen Athletic Club [6]
  • Carndonagh Boxing Club
  • Carndonagh Dodgeball Club


See also


  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports.  
  2. ^ "Carndonagh station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  3. ^

External links

Official Carndonagh website

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.