Civil Parishes throughout County Donegal (IrelandXO Links)


Trying to find out which Civil Parish you come from can tend to be confusing enough. In my own personnel experience I had gone the whole way through school, and starting the process of getting married before having to write down and referencing the name of my own Parish and in turn learning the names of the many different other Parishes surrounding me in North West County Donegal.  

It is certainly not as prominent on documentation nowadays, but in the past, people most readily identified themselves with their Parish. It is how school and religious systems were generally organised. Parishes often ignore the boundaries of Towns and Counties, making them more specific to the local Community.  In the 19th Century, emigrants from Ireland usually named their Parish as their point of origin to connect their descendants back to that same place.  

And so. to help others find the names of the Civil Parish we as locals would call home and to help the descendants of emigrants that are tracing their family history, I have created a complete list of Civil Parishes and their locations throughout the County. They are simply displayed below as North-West Donegal, South-West, South-West and North-East Donegal. You will see the name of the Civil Parish on the left (which is a link) followed by the names of the main villages, towns or known features that will help you orientate you to your place of interest.  

Clicking on the link will bring you directly to the Parish Page of interest where you can see all the local information that has been posted up on the Ireland Reaching Out Website ( It is a work in progress but before long each main page for these Parishes in Donegal will have helpful links attached such as a Parish Map and local historical links.  



Clondavaddog     : Fanad & Glenvar. 

Killygarvan     Rathmullan. 

Aughnish     : Ramelton. 

Tullyfern     : Milford & Kerrykeel. 

Kilmacrenan     KilmacrenanTermon & Cranford. 

Mevagh     Downings, Carrigart & Glen. 

Clondahorky     DunfanaghyPortnablagh & Creeslough. 

Raymunterdoney     Falcarragh. 

Tullaghobegly     Gweedore, DerrybegDunlewyGortahork 

Gartan     Churchill & Glenveagh. 

Conwal     Letterkenny Town (& Letterkenny West) 

Aghanunshin     Woodlands, (& Letterkenny North). 

Templecrone : Arranmore IsldBurtonportDungloe & Carrickfinn. 

Inishkeel     FintownGlenties & Maghera. 

Killybegs-Lower   Ardara and surrounding area. 

Lettermacward     Lettermacward. 



Glencolumbkille : Glencolumbkille, Carrick, Malin Beg & Teelin 

Inishkeel     FintownGlenties & Maghera. 

Inver     : Inver, Mouncharles & Frosses. 


Kilcar     Kilcar, Muckross, & Carrick (south). 

Killaghtee     Dunkineely. 

Killybegs Upper     Killybegs Town and area to Southwest. 

Killymard     Bluestack mountains down into Donegal Town. 

Donegal     : Donegal Town (and land area Northeast). 

Drumhome     RossnowlaghBallintra, & Laghy. 

Inishmacsaint     Bundoran Town and Ballyshannon Town. 

Kilbarron Creevy and land NE of Ballyshannon & NW of Belleck. 

Templecarn : Large area surrounding Lough Derg & NW of Pettigo. 



Convoy     Convoy and Drumkeen. 

Conwal     Letterkenny Town (& Letterkenny West) 

Donaghmore     Caslefinn and Killygordan. 

Kilteevoge     Large land area between Ballybofey & Fintown. 

Leck     : Land area south of Letterkenny (Oldtown to Lurgybrack). 

Stranorlar     Stranolar and Ballybofey. 

Urney     Castlederg, Clady and Sion Mills. 

Allsaints     Newtown Cunningham to Killea . 

Clonleigh     : Lifford Town (and land to Northwest). 

Killea     Carrigans up towards but not including Killea. 

Raphoe     Raphoe Town. 

Raymoghy     Manorcunninghan (and land to East). 

Taughboyne     : Saint Johnson (and land to West) 



Clonca     Malin Town (up to Malin Head). 

Clonmany     Clonmany and Ballyliffin. 

Mintiaghs Or Barr Inch   : Area of land directly south of Clonmany . 

Culdaff  Portahack and Culdaff (and land Southeast of). 

Donagh Or Carndonagh  Carndonagh. 

Moville Lower    Greencastle and Moville. 

Moville Upper     Quigleys Point, Redcastle & Moville. 

Muff   : Muff (over to but not including Quigleys Point) 

Burt   Bridgend and Burnfoot. 

Fahan Upper    : Fahan (over to but not including Burnfoot). 

Desertegny    Dunree Fort area. 

Fahan Lower    Buncrana Town (and land to East). 

Inch   Inch Island. 


If for any reason any of the LINKS on the left above fails to open you can use this search box to narrow your options and find your Parish of Interest: IrelandXO Links - Parishes in Co.Donegal  



Location of Parishes in Co.Donegal - (  

Civil Parishes of Co.Donegal - Locations and Heritage Information (John Grenham Site)  


If you would like to find out more about what are Townlands, Parishes, Baronies and the Poor Law Unions, please click here.  

Would you believe there are well over 50 Parishes within the County, each having its own Ireland Reaching Out Parish Page. Each of these Parish Pages would love to have more Volunteers to help bring to life the Heritage of the Donegal Community by documenting the People, the Buildings and the Events that existed, and with it enhance the history of the Parish or that of the County of Donegal as a whole. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Liaison for your locality Ireland-reaching-out would love to hear from you.  

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You may be surprised at the friendships you'll make while helping your community in Co.Donegal grow its own global network.  


Posted by: Seamus Callaghan, Kerrykeel 

Parish of Clondavaddog  

We all Love Donegal 


Parish(es) Clondavaddog (Donegal) Tullyfern (Donegal) Killygarvan (Donegal) Mevagh (Donegal) Kilmacrenan (Donegal) Aughnish (Donegal) Aghanunshin (Donegal) Tullaghobegly (Donegal) Clondahorky (Donegal) Conwal (Donegal) Gartan (Donegal) Raymunterdoney (Donegal) Clonca (Donegal) Clonmany (Donegal) Culdaff (Donegal) Donagh Or Carndonagh (Donegal) Moville Lower (Donegal) Moville Upper (Donegal) Mintiaghs Or Barr Inch (Donegal) Burt (Donegal) Desertegny (Donegal) Fahan Lower (Donegal) Fahan Upper (Donegal) Inch (Donegal) Muff (Donegal) Allsaints (Donegal) Clonleigh (Donegal) Killea (Donegal) Leck (Donegal) Raphoe (Donegal) Raymoghy (Donegal) Taughboyne (Donegal) Convoy (Donegal) Donaghmore (Donegal) Kilteevoge (Donegal) Stranorlar (Donegal) Urney (Donegal) Donegal (Donegal) Drumhome (Donegal) Inishmacsaint (Donegal) Templecarn (Donegal) Kilbarron (Donegal) Glencolumbkille (Donegal) Inishkeel (Donegal) Inver (Donegal) Kilcar (Donegal) Killaghtee (Donegal) Killybegs Lower (Donegal) Killymard (Donegal) Killybegs Upper (Donegal) Lettermacward (Donegal) Templecrone (Donegal)
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