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Donegal Websites:

Ardara Town Webiste - only in its infancy, but showing great promise.

Arranmore Website (Seamus Bonner) - highly recommended. This website has received a 4 Shamrock rating by Doras.

Ballyshannon Website - highly recommended. Owned by Robert Gallinagh

Carrick Online Website (Ciaran Cunningham) - recommended. This is a comprehensive website produced by a native of Carrick.

Cloghan - photographs and information submitted by Maureen Gallagher.

Clonmany Website - highly recommended. As well as a description and general information, there are also online records of interest to genealogists under the Heritage link.

County Donegal on the Net - This Site is dedicated to the living character of County Donegal, its history, literature, genealogy and natural history.

Derryveagh, Evictions Then and Now - a new site by Robert Spiegelman

Donegal County Library - A comprehensive list of resources they hold, plus contact details.

Donegal Historical Society - They produce the Donegal Annual and maintain the Museum at the Franciscan Friary, Rossknowlagh. 

Donegal Irish in Butler Co, Pennsylvannia - details of settlers from Donegal from 1790

Donegal Roman Catholic Records - this particular page within the Irish Ancestors website gives you a very good breakdown on the records, including where they are held, dates and film numbers (for LDS film numbers)

Donegal Town Home Page from the Chamber of Commerce.

Fanad Web Site (Jerry Carr) - highly recommended. This has been awarded a 4 Shamrock rating by Doras.

Finn Valley - very new and very recommended.

Gaoth Dobhair - A new website about Gweedore/North West Ireland by Annemiek.

Glenties Webiste - recommended

Inch - Dedicated to the Elders of Inch and Inch families by Tira

Inishowen Heritage (Michael Ó Nuadhain) - Here you will find information on tracing your family tree in Inishowen and Ireland in general, and all about the Inishowen Peninsula in North-East Co. Donegal.

Inishowen Website (Inishowen Tourism) - This is the Official Website of Inishowen Tourism Society Ltd.

Inver Census - Bob Nortons new website, containing complete 1901 census for townlands in the parish of Inver, Donegal

Kilcar Genealogy Home Page, produced by James W Dunn.

Killybegs ( - recommended.

Letterkenny RFC - home of the Letterkenny Rugby Football Club. See also the Dave Gallaher website - born in 1873 in Ramelton and was the Captain of the 1905 New Zealand All Blacks rugby team - one of the best because of their tour of the British Isles that year - they won!  

Letterkenny Webiste at

The McLaughlin Web site (John D McLaughlin) - has some excellent resources for Donegal, including transcripts of documents dating between 1601 and 1790.

Mintiaghs (Barr of Inch) - (Dan King) - the complete 1901 and 1911 census for the parish

Moville, County Donegal Records (Ben Palmer) - very good site with a lot of online records

Pettigo Online Webiste (Nancy Monaghan) - a comprehensive site on Pettigo, Co Donegal.

Queenscastle Branches & Boughs - an excellent site with links to Donegal Information, Resources and Web Sites as well as Donegal Surname Researchers. 

Raphoe Online Website - not updated since 1998, but has some information worth reading.

SW Donegal Genealogy and Heritage Homepage - listing helpful books, resources, videos, maps and other references available on Donegal Genealogy, History, and Culture



Daisy Cottage - 4 star holiday cottage located in Dunkineely (also see the Daisy Cottage Blog) 

Donegal Thatched Cottages - 4 star self-catering cottage rentals, with a choice of 10 traditional thatched cottages located in Cruit, Kincasslagh

Letterkenny Self Catering - Self catering cottages, Holiday homes and apartments in Donegal and Letterkenny

Traditional Irish Cottage - The oldest inhabited house in Upper Killult, this beautifully renovated cottage is available for both weekly and weekend rentals



Hazel McIntyre - Hazel McIntyre has used the wild and beautiful landscape of her native Culdaff in Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland as the backdrop for her her books. More.


Clans and Families:

The Beattie & McNaugher Families Of Burt Parish (Maggie Verry)

Clan Cleary - the story of the Clan Cleary (site seems to be down)

Chlann Dálaigh - The Story of the O'Donnell Clan in Donegal, from contemporary and historical sources.

Dennison - Covering the years 1713 to 2005. Owned by Sean Dennison

Devlin Family of Clonmany - Dan Devlin

Doherty (Banker) - The Doherty family know as "Bankers", of Legland, Oughterlin, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal (Hugh Doherty)

Grant/Granny Family in Donegal - David's page on the possible relationship between the two surnames in Donegal

Hanlon Homepage - Dedicated to the history and genealogy of the (O') Hanlon surname and its variants, maintained by Annemarie Bruinsma Hanlon

Hepburns of Donegal - Based on research of the line of the Hepburn family which has its roots in 18th Century Donegal

McGeehan - Donna Gough's pages on a McGeehan family, from Donegal to Hazleton, PA, USA

McGlynn - The McGlynn Family History website, a new site by Dave McGlynn

McLaughlin of Dún na nGall - John D McLaughlin

Ó Domhnaill Abú - Homepage of the O'Donnell Clan

Sweeney Clan Chief Website - Providing definitive information about the Mac Sweeney lordships of Donegal


Donegal Communities In Other Countries:

Beaver Island, Michigan - The Way it was: The Arranmore Connection

Beaver Island History - Helen Collar Papers

Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland - Michael Reilly's project, with good Donegal connections



Civil Parishes and Townlands of Donegal - Bob Hilchey's website, THE site to go for map and location information on Donegal



Donegal Domain - a weekly newsletter with all the news from Donegal

Donegal News - circulated each week, and provides comprehensive coverage of all events throughout Donegal in Ireland.

Donegal Times - published on a monthly basis by the Hyland Central Hotel

Tirconaill Tribune



Highland Radio - You can listen to the live broadcast of Highland Radio, as it plays in Donegal. You can also leave messages and requests to be broadcast by that radio station.


Telephone Book:

Eircom Phonebook Online - If you want to find out if someone with the surname you're researching is living in the old townland, enter the surname and Donegal as the County.


Country Websites with good Donegal Content:

The Fianna Study Group for Irish Genealogy - tries to bring the finest values to you through this web site. Their Donegal pages are packed full of information and guides.

GENUKI - their aim is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies.

Ireland Genealogy Projects (Don Kelly) - County projects, maps, photographs, links and Donegal too.

IrelandGenWeb - IrelandGenWeb is associated with The WorldGenWeb Project as the local Ireland resource index page for On-Line Irish Research, including one for Co Donegal.

Irish Ancestors - this particular page within the website gives you a very good breakdown on the Donegal Roman Catholic records, including where they are held, dates and film numbers (for LDS film numbers)

Local Ireland - an online initiative, creating a space on the Web for Irish people at home and abroad.

PRONI - The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland has some online searchable databases - Poll Book for Donegal 1761-75 (amongst others) & the 1912 Ulster Covenant

Ulster (Don Kelly) - Gateway to North Ireland.



Lindel Buckley

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