Gaeltacht an Láir

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Gaeltacht an Láir is an Irish-speaking area in central County Donegal, Ireland. It centres on the village of Baile na Finne and stretches south to Gleann Colm Cille and north to Fanad and Rosguill. There are nearly 7,000 people living in the area and 2,000 Irish speakers.

Baile na Finne[edit]

There are over 1,200 people living in the area and 500 Irish speakers.

The following is a list of EDs (Electoral Divisions) around Baile na Finne:

  1. Baile na Finne (296) (59%)
  2. Min an Laban (51) (3%)
  3. Sui Corr (14) (71%)
  4. Mhin Carraigeach (11) (9%)
  5. An Clochan (488) (38%)
  6. An Ghrafaidh (192) (56%)
  7. Gleann Leithin (167) (57%)

Gleann Colmcille[edit]

There are over 3,000 people living in the area and 850 Irish speakers.

The following is a list of EDs around the Gleann Colmcille area:

  1. Gleann Colmcille (689) (37%)
  2. Malainn Bhig (377) (26%)
  3. Cill Ghabhlaigh (374) (36%)
  4. Cro Chaorach (134) (19%)
  5. Cill Cartaigh (627) (22%)
  6. An Leargaidh Mhor (378) (27%)
  7. Inis Caoil (112) (18%)
  8. Gleann Gheis (154) (16%)
  9. Maol Mosog (137) (13%)
  10. Ard an Ratha (52) (13%)
  11. Na Gleannta (115) (13%)

Fanad / Rosguill[edit]

There are over 2,500 people living in the area and 650 Irish speakers.

The village of Carrig Airt is at the centre of this northern most Gaeltacht in Ireland. It mainly covers the Fanad and Rosguill area.

The following is a list of EDs in the area around Carrig AIrt:

  1. Carraig Airt (382) (17%)
  2. Fanad (711) (30%)
  3. Rosguill (782) (33%)
  4. Creamghort (281) (20%)
  5. Grianphort (19) (15%)
  6. An Cheathru Chaol (20) (10%)
  7. Cnoc Colbha (110) (10%)
  8. Loch Caol (34) (20%)
  9. An Tearmann (183) (21%)
  10. Crioch na Smear (38) (13%)
  11. Dun Fionnachaidh (58) (8%)
  12. Caislean na dTuath (34) (2%)

See also[edit]

County Galway

County Donegal

County Kerry

County Mayo

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