- a county in the N Republic of Ireland. 1865 sq. mi. (4830 sq. km). County seat: Lifford.
- Also called Donegal tweed. a plain or herringbone tweed with colored slubs.
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Examples from the Web for donegal
It's a shirt and a plain stocking were got off a drowned man in Donegal.Riders to the Sea
J. M. Synge
We have talked about a similar show in Donegal, but we never do more than talk.
We are very, very backward in Donegal, but not nearly so bad as in the south and west.
But for England the Donegal peasantry would have no market for their goods.
We had no railway to Donegal, fifteen miles away, and cartage was too expensive.
- 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)
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