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Carndonagh on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. The town lies close to the shores of Trawbeaga Bay. Carndonagh is the site of the Donagh Cross, which belonged to an early Christian monastery founded by St. Patrick for Bishop MacCairthan, brother of the bishop of Clogher. The original Irish name, Carn Domhnach, means the burial mound of the church. The town is laid out around a central square, or Diamond, and is dominated by its Italianate Catholic church. It is also home to Carndonagh Community School, formerly the largest community school in Ireland. It is a small but pretty town consisting of cafés, pubs, a variety of shops and a nightclub. Carndonagh has a community of active musicians, artists and writers and is home to the Inishowen Carnival Group and the Inishowen Gospel choir (both international performers).TransportCarndonagh railway station opened on 1 July 1907, but finally closed on 2 December 1935.The town is typical of most on the fringes of Ireland, virtually isolated in terms of a reliable transportation system, car ownership is seen as the only means of escape.The town is served by Foyle Coaches which provides four buses Monday to Friday travelling from Carndonagh to Derry City and vice versa, with three buses on the route on Saturdays.SportSome of the sports clubs and organisations active within the community in Carndonagh are: Carndonagh GAA- the local Gaelic football club.Carndonagh F.C. - the local soccer club, participating in the Inishowen Football League.Inishowen Rugby Club - Promoted four seasons in a row and participating in an Ulster league. Inishowen Athletic Club Carndonagh Boxing ClubCarndonagh Dodgeball Club
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