County Donegal, Ireland Genealogy

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General County Research Information

Further information about County Donegal is available at the GenUKI site.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

A map of the Civil Parishes of County Donegal is available at Irish Times site.

A map of the Catholic Parishes of County Donegal is available at the Irish Times site. 

Civil Parish - Church of Ireland

Barony Poor Law Union Catholic Parish[1] Catholic Diocese[1]
Aghanunshin Kilmacrenan Letterkenny Aghanunshin Raphoe
Allsaints Raphoe Letterkenny All Saints, Raymoghy, and Taughboyne
Allsaints Raphoe Londonderry
Aughnish Kilmacrenan Letterkenny Aughnish
Aughnish Kilmacrenan Millford
Burt Inishowen West Londonderry Burt, Inch, and Fahan Derry
Clonca Inishowen East Inishowen Malin Derry
Clondahorky Kilmacrenan Dunfanaghy Dunfanaghy Raphoe
Clondavaddog Kilmacrenan Millford Clondavaddog Raphoe
Clonea Inishowen East Inishowen Clonleigh
Clonea Inishowen West Inishowen
Clonleigh Raphoe Strabane Cloneigh Derry
Clonmany Inishowen East Inishowen Clonmany
Clonmany Inishowen West Inishowen
Conwal Kilmacrenan Letterkenny
Conwal and Leck


Conwal Kilmacrenan Millford
Conwal Kilmacrenan Stranorlar
Conwal Raphoe Letterkenny
Conwal Raphoe Stranorlar
Convoy Raphoe Stranorlar Raphoe Raphoe
Culdaff Inishowen East Inishowen Culdaff Derry
Desertegny Inishowen West Inishowen Buncrana Derry
Donagh Inishowen East Inishowen Carndonagh or Donagh Derry
Donaghmore Raphoe Strabane Donaghmore
Donaghmore Raphoe Stranorlar
Donegal Tirhugh Donegal Donegal Raphoe
Drumhome Tirhugh Ballyshannon Drumhome
Drumhome Tirhugh Donegal
Fahan Lower Inishowen West Inishowen Buncrana Derry
Fahan Upper Inishowen West Londonderry Burt, Inch, and Fahan Derry
Gartan Kilmacrenan Dunfanaghy Termon and Gartan
Gartan Kilmacrenan Letterkenny
Glencolumbkille Banagh Glenties Glencolumbbkile Raphoe
Inch Inishowen West Londonderry Burt, Inch, and Fahan Derry
Inishkeel Banagh Glenties Glenties
Inishkeel Boylagh Glenties
Inishmacsaint Tirhugh Ballyshannon Inishmacsaint; part of Derrygonnelly Clogher
Inver Banagh Donegal Inver Raphoe
Kilbarron Tirhugh Ballyshannon Kilbarron
Kilbarron Tirhugh Glenties
Kilcar Banagh Glenties Kilcar Raphoe
Killaghtee Banagh Donegal Killybegs and Killaghtee
Killaghtee Banagh Glenties
Killea Raphoe Londonderry All Saints, Raymoghy, and Taughboyne Raphoe
Killybegs Lower Banagh Glenties Ardara
Killybegs Lower Boylagh Glenties
Killybegs Upper Banagh Glenties Killybegs and Killaghtee Raphoe
Killygarvan Kilmacrenan Millford Killygarven Raphoe
Killymard Banagh Donegal Killymard Raphoe
Kilmacrenan Kilmacrenan Dunfanaghy Kilmacrenan
Kilmacrenan Kilmacrenan Letterkenny
Kilmacrenan Kilmacrenan Millford
Kilteevoge Raphoe Stranorlar Kilteevoge Raphoe
Leck Raphoe Letterkenny
Lettermacaward Boylagh Glenties
Mevagh Kilmacrenan Millford
Mintiaghs or Barr of Inch Inishowen West Inishowen
Mountcharles Banagh Donegal
Moville Lower Inishowen East Inishowen
Moville Upper Inishowen East Inishowen
Muff Inishowen West Inishowen

Muff Inishowen West Londonderry
Raphoe Raphoe Letterkenny

Raphoe Raphoe Strabane
Raphoe Raphoe Stranorlar
Raymoghy Raphoe Letterkenny

Raymoghy Raphoe Londonderry
Raymoghy Raphoe Strabane
Raymunterdoney Kilmacrenan Dunfanaghy
Rossory Banagh Enniskillen
Stranorlar Raphoe Stranorlar
Taughboyne Raphoe Londonderry
Taughboyne Raphoe Strabane
Templecarn Tirhugh Donegal
Templcrone Boylagh Glenties
Tullaghobegly Kilmacrenan Dunfanaghy
Tullyfern Kilmacrenan Millford
Urney Raphoe Strabane


collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Game Licences in North-West Ulster in 1802. Continuing list of Game Certificated printed originally in the Londonderry Journal of 24 Aug. 1802, covering Londonderry, and Co. Donegal. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII, no. 2. 1976, pages 84-86, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8.

Census Substitutes

A Muster Rolle of ye Province of Ulster, dated 1630, serves as a census substitute. An abstract is available for free online:

  • Mervine, William M. "The Scotch Settlers in Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland: A Contribution to Pennsylvania Genealogy," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 36 (1912):257-272. digital version at Internet Archive - free.

 Web Sites

To view a list of Donegal web sites, visit for some great sites.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA:, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r