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Town of Carndonagh, Donegal
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Carndonagh, County Donegal 

Carndonagh is a town on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland, close to Trawbreaga Bay. It is the site of the Donagh Cross (or St. Patrick's Cross), believed to date to the 7th century. The Irish name for Carndonagh being Carn Domhnach, means "the cairn or mound of the church". 

The town is laid out around a central square, or Diamond, and is dominated by its Romanesque Revival Catholic chapel. It is home to 6 national schools including St. Patrick's GNS and BNS, Glentogher NS, Craigtown NS, Donagh NS, St. Bridget's NS and Carndonagh Community School, formerly the largest community school in the Republic of Ireland.  

Carndonagh is home to a number of musicians, artists and writers and to the Inishowen Carnival Group, Carndonagh Musical Society, Brass Band, and the Inishowen Gospel Choir (both international performers). 

Carndonagh had a railway station that opened on 1 July 1907, but finally closed on 2 December 1935. There are a few private coach services travelling from the town to Derry and Dublin, however if travelling by motor vehicle Carndonagh can be easily found by following the R238, R240 and R244 regional roads. 

Carndonagh is known as the "hub" of Inishowen, making it the perfect place to use as a base and explore all the fantastic places and activities Inishowen has to offer. An amazing place to stay, dine, explore, shop and relax. 


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FACEBOOK PAGES: Visit Carn Facebook Page and Things to do in Carndonagh 


VIDEO & FILM: Carndonagh - YouTube and Carndonagh - Vimeo 


IMAGES & PICTURES: Carndonagh - Images 



LOCATION MAPS + GPS /GRID REF:  55.2506343, -7.2756453,2146 

Google Maps - Carndonagh, Donegal 

Google Street View - Carndonagh, Donegal - Carndonagh in the Parish of Donagh 


FAMILY RESEARCH & LOCAL WEBPAGES - The Parish of Donagh - The Parish of Donagh 



1834 Tithe Applotmnt Books – Carndonagh Town and Surrounding Townlands  

1858 Griffith Valuation - Carndonagh and surrounding Townlands (Page 1 of 2) 

1901 Census Ireland – Carndonagh 

1911 Census Ireland – Carndonagh 

HISTORICAL PHOTOS: - Carndonagh images (old) - Carndonagh 


Beautiful Photo of Convoy Town, courtesy of @peterhomer 

Shared on IrelandXO by: S.Callaghan (Kerrykeel) 



List of Civil Parishes throughout County Donegal    CLICK HERE     (Donegal XO) 

Carndonagh, Donegal
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