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.
MAIN WEBPAGE: https://visitcarndonagh.com/ - Highly Recommended!!
FACEBOOK PAGES: Visit Carn Facebook Page and Things to do in Carndonagh
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IMAGES & PICTURES: Carndonagh - Images
LOCATION MAPS + GPS /GRID REF: 55.2506343, -7.2756453,2146
Google Maps - Carndonagh, Donegal
Google Street View - Carndonagh, Donegal
Townlands.ie - Carndonagh in the Parish of Donagh
FAMILY RESEARCH & LOCAL WEBPAGES
www.donegalgenealogy.com - The Parish of Donagh
www.johngrenham.com - 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
www.historicalpicturearchive.com - Carndonagh
www.google 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)