Fintown

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Fintown

Baile na Finne
Village
Fintown is located in Ireland
Fintown
Fintown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°52′14″N 8°06′48″W / 54.8706°N 8.1133°W / 54.8706; -8.1133Coordinates: 54°52′14″N 8°06′48″W / 54.8706°N 8.1133°W / 54.8706; -8.1133
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
Elevation
169 m (554 ft)
Population
 (upper est.)
 • Urban
100
 • Rural
500
Baile na Finne is the only official name. The English name Fintown has no official status.

Fintown (officially known by its Irish name, Baile na Finne[1]) is a small village and townland on the banks of Lough Finn in County Donegal, Ireland. It is within the Gaeltacht, an Irish-speaking area, in the west of the county. Overlooked by Aghla (589m, 1961 ft) and Screig Mountains, its main attraction is an Mhuc Dhubh, the Fintown Railway (Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway), which runs along the length of Lough Finn.[2] The village was named after a mythological woman, Fionngheal, who drowned in the lake after attempting to save her wounded brother Feargamhain.[3]

Irish language[edit]

There are 296 people in Fintown and 59% are Irish speakers.

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Fintown
Railway
Fintown
Fintown Lough
Glenties

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.commissioner.ie/downloads/An_tOrdu_Logainmneacha_(Ceantair_Ghaeltachta)_2004.pdf Irish Placenames Order 2004
  2. ^ http://www.antraen.com/index.php Fintown Railway website
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2013-03-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) County Donegal on the Net