Dating in donegal ireland
Although Donegal gave its name to the county, now Lifford is the county town.From the 1470s until the very early 17th century, Donegal was the 'capital' of Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill), a Gaelic kingdom controlled by the O'Donnell dynasty of the Northern Uí Néill.Donegal sits at the mouth of the River Eske and Donegal Bay, which is overshadowed by the Blue Stack Mountains ('the Croaghs').
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Captain (later Sir) Basil Brooke (ancestor of the Viscounts Brookeborough) was granted the castle around 1611 and he proceeded to carry out major reconstruction work and added a wing to the castle in the Jacobean style.
The current plan of the town was also laid out by Brooke, including an attractive town square known as The Diamond.
The Ballybofey Road (the R267) crosses the Drummenny Burn near where it flows into the River Eske. The centre of the town, known as The Diamond, is a hub for music, poetic and cultural gatherings in the area.