Kilmacrenan (Donegal)

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The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.


Kilmacrennan (Gaelic: Cill Mhic naanain or Cill Mhic Raanain ) is a small village located in County Donegal, Ireland. The village had a population of 430 in the 2002 census, however the village's population has increased steadily over the last decade with many new housing developments and overspill of the population in Letterkenny.

Kilmacrennan is 8km (approximately 6 minutes) on the N56 from Letterkenny, which is the largest town in County Donegal. The village's name 'Cill Mhic nEanain' means 'the church of the sons of Eanan'

Two rivers flow through the village, the Lennon and the Lurgy. Traditionally, the river Lennon was renowned for salmon fishing; however, the salmon numbers have dropped dramatically in recent years. Most anglers blame pollution for this. The salmon and trout population is slowing increasing but will take a number of years for it to reach its old level.

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