Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Donegal

Donegal, capital of co., seaport, and par., Donegal, at mouth of river Eask, on Donegal Bay, 3 miles from Druminin ry. sta., 14 N. of Ballyshannon, and 157 NW. of Dublin -- par., 22,791 ac., pop. 4767; town, pop. 1416; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Part of the town is situated in Killymard par. Grain, butter, and eggs are exported. Vessels of 300 tons can discharge their cargoes at the quay. There are interesting ruins of a castle and a monastery. A spa in the neighbourhood is frequented for its waters.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "capital of county, seaport, and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "capitals")
Administrative units: Donegal IrlC
Place: Donegal

Go to the linked place page for a location map, and for access to other historical writing about the place. Pages for linked administrative units may contain historical statistics and information on boundaries.