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Cloghan, County Donegal

Cloghan (Irish: An Clochán) is a village located in the rural centre of County Donegal, Ireland, on the R252 regional road 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of the “Twin Towns” of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.

Cloghan boasts one of the most prolific wild salmon and sea trout fishing areas in Ireland. The Finn River System includes a catchment area of about 195 square miles (510 km2) and includes up to 20 loughs as well as the River Finn and River Reelan.

The area is also noted as a hunting location and has miles of hiking trails in the Bluestack Mountains that divides County Donegal, north from south.

Bishop James Hannigan was born in Cloghan.

Frank McGlynn was born in Cloghan.

Irish language

There are 488 people living in the area and 38% are Irish speakers.

See also

  • List of populated places in Ireland

External links

  • Fiach Arts
  • Irish language study 2006

Coordinates: 54°50′26″N 7°56′14″W / 54.84056°N 7.93722°W / 54.84056; -7.93722

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