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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  • We were made to feel very welcome by the lady at reception who explained the layout and the exhibitions. The Museum may be small but each exhibition contained plenty of information, both written and v...  more »
  • First I’d like to say how helpful the staff were at the museum. They were knowledgeable and gave useful advice about our stay. The museum had some very interesting exhibitions that told a good story w...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • There is a fascinating exhibition running at present which illustrates the life of the 'gentry' of Co. Donegal. It shows their houses, their servants, their amusements, their good points and their bad. It illustrates the ridiculous rigidity of their manners and conventions as well as the hard demanding work done by their servants to enable that lifestyle. Truly worth seeing and a great credit to the curator and her staff.
  • Brilliant
  • Great local museum
  • Good to have
  • Small museum

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