Coonty Dunnygal

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Coonty Dunnygal
Contae Dhún na nGall / Contae Thír Chonaill
Coontie Dunnygal / Coontie Dinnygal
Coat o airms o Coonty Dunnygal
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Mutuam habeatis caritatem  (Latin)
'(Maintain among you) Mutual Love (or Charity)'
Location in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Kintra Ireland
Province Ulster
Dáil Éireann Donegal North–East,
Donegal Sooth–Wast
Coonty seat Lifford
Govrenment
 • Teep County Council
Area
 • Total 4,841 km2 (1,869 sq mi)
Aurie rank  (4t)
Population (2011)[1] 161,137
 • Rank  (10t)
Code DL
Wabsteid www.donegal.ie
Coontie Dunnygal[2][3] an Coontie Dinnygal[4] are Ulster Scots spellins.

Coonty Dunnygal (Inglis: County Donegal, Erse: Contae Dhún na nGall or Contae Thír Chonaill) is Ireland's northmaist coonty. It ligs in the wast o the Stewartrie o Ulster in the nor'-wast o the iland. It is ane o thrie coonties in the Stewartrie o Ulster that isna pairt o Northren Ireland. Maugre o it bein the maist northren coonty in aw Ireland, an maugre its gey strang Ulster identitie, the coonty is pairt o the Republic o Ireland. Coonty Dunnygal is the mukkilest coonty in Ulster.

The coonty wis named eftir the toun o Dunnygal, whilk cums frae the Erse, meinin "the stranghaud o the ootlanders (Vikings)". The toun wis the auld stranghauld o the O'Donnell clan anaw. Whan first shapit, it wis whyls cried Coonty Tyrconnel or Tirconnel (Erse: Tír Chonaill) eftir baith the auld Tír Chonaill kingrik an the Tyrconnel yerldom that follaed it. Houaniver, cryin the hail coonty Tír Conaill is teknicalie wrang as the Inishowen hauf-iland (Erse: Inis Eoghain) is historicalie sindrie frae Tír Chonaill.

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