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Donegal

[don-i-gawl, don-i-gawl] /ˈdɒn ɪˌgɔl, ˌdɒn ɪˈgɔl/
noun
1.
a county in the N Republic of Ireland. 1865 sq. mi. (4830 sq. km). County seat: Lifford.
2.
Also called Donegal tweed. a plain or herringbone tweed with colored slubs.
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  • It's a shirt and a plain stocking were got off a drowned man in Donegal.

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • That's what the poorest and most ignorant people of Donegal say.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • We are very, very backward in Donegal, but not nearly so bad as in the south and west.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • But for England the Donegal peasantry would have no market for their goods.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • We have talked about a similar show in Donegal, but we never do more than talk.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Compared with that of Donegal the salmon-fishing seems expensive.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • We had no railway to Donegal, fifteen miles away, and cartage was too expensive.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Two courts of lawn tennis in the square of the county town of Donegal!

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Everybody likes the Donegal peasants, and they deserve to be liked.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Donegal listened; and there was no babble of voices, and the rest of the orchestra was silent.

    Death of a Spaceman Walter M. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for Donegal

Donegal

/ˈdɒnɪˌɡɔːl; ˌdɒnɪˈɡɔːl; ˌdʌnɪˈɡɔːl/
noun
1.
a county in NW Republic of Ireland, on the Atlantic: mountainous, with a rugged coastline and many offshore islands. County town: Lifford. Pop: 137 575 (2002). Area: 4830 sq km (1865 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Donegal

county in northern Ireland, from Irish Dun na nGall "fort of the foreigners" (in this case, the Danes); also see Galloway.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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