a county in the N Republic of Ireland. 1,865 sq. mi. (4,830 sq. km). County seat: Lifford.
Also called Donegal tweed . a plain or herringbone tweed with colored slubs.
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How to use Donegal in a sentence
I was born in Limerick city but grew up in a small town in County Donegal—remote, windy, lots of rain.
It has more than verified all predictions as to its usefulness, and has proved a blessing to north-west Donegal.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Did n't you see the waiter running out of the room with the napkin in his mouth when you tried to say Donegal?Paul Gosslett's Confessions in Love, Law, and The Civil Service | Charles James Lever
The Marquis of Donegal promptly evicts all tenants who cannot pay.The Fall of a Nation | Thomas Dixon
"Now, then, down wid him," whispered the proprietor of the Donegal Shades.Bats in the Wall | P. T. Raymond
In some parts of Donegal it is wine, not beer, that the Danes are said to have made.Ulster Folklore | Elizabeth Andrews
British Dictionary definitions for Donegal
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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