Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny

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County Donegal is a county of the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Donegal in the south of the county. Donegal County Council is the local council and Lifford the county town.The population was 158,755 at the 2016 census. It has also been known as (County) Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill), after the historic territory of the same name.Geography and political subdivisionsIn terms of size and area, it is the largest county in Ulster and the fourth-largest county in all of Ireland. Uniquely, County Donegal shares a small border with only one other county in the Republic of Ireland – County Leitrim. The greater part of its land border is shared with three counties of Northern Ireland: County Londonderry, County Tyrone and County Fermanagh. This geographic isolation from the rest of the Republic has led to Donegal people maintaining a distinct cultural identity and has been used to market the county with the slogan "Up here it's different". While Lifford is the county town, Letterkenny is by far the largest town in the county with a population of 19,588. Letterkenny and the nearby city of Derry form the main economic axis of the northwest of Ireland. Indeed, what became the City of Derry was officially part of County Donegal up until 1610.
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  • Even with a sat nav. we went past the museum building twice, it really needs a clear sign. Parking was also a problem, there is a parking area next door and the museum does have cones blocking the nea...  more »
  • I found the museum quite disappointing. Only one floor of information. Not much packed into the space of the floor. Toilets available  more »
  • Two floors with a lot of reading to do but informative and well laid out. Free entry and efficient staff. Worth a hour of your time.  more »
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  • Great local museum
  • Good to have
  • Small museum

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The favorite form of lodging in Letterkenny is the bed and breakfast, complete with hearty home-cooked meals. The very center of town can be quite noisy at night, so if this bothers you, consider staying a few minutes from the heart of Letterkenny. Most lodging options--which include guesthouses and hotels in addition to bed and breakfasts--lie within walking distance of the city center, so you won't be far from any sights. The real reason for stopping in this town is to see the rest of Donegal, so any basic accommodations will do as a jumping off point.
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