Place:Gweedore, Tullaghobegly, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

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NameGweedore
Alt namesGaoth Dobhairsource: Wikipedia
Gwidoresource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates55.05°N 8.233°W
Located inTullaghobegly, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Gweedore (officially known by its Irish language name,) is an Irish-speaking parish located on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. Gweedore stretches some 16 miles from Meenaclady in the north to Crolly in the south and around 9 miles from Dunlewey in the east to Magheraclogher in the west, and is one of Europe's most densely populated rural areas. It is the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland with a population of around 4,065, and is also the home of the northwest regional studios of the Irish-language radio service RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, as well as an external campus of National University of Ireland, Galway. Gweedore includes the villages Bunbeg, Derrybeg, Dunlewey, Crolly and Brinalack,[1] and sits in the shade of Donegal's highest peak, Errigal.[2]

Gweedore is known for being a cradle of Irish culture, with old Irish customs, traditional music, theatre, Gaelic games and the Irish language playing a central and pivotal role in the lives of the local people. This, along with its scenery and many beaches, has made the area a popular tourist destination, especially with visitors from Northern Ireland. Gweedore and the neighbouring districts of Cloughaneely and the Rosses are collectively known locally as "the three parishes", they form a social and cultural region distinct from the rest of the county, with Gweedore serving as the main centre for socialising and industry.

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