Teelin

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Teileann
Village
Teileann in August 2003
Teileann in August 2003
Teileann is located in Ireland
Teileann
Teileann
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°37′55″N 8°38′44″W / 54.631958°N 8.645639°W / 54.631958; -8.645639Coordinates: 54°37′55″N 8°38′44″W / 54.631958°N 8.645639°W / 54.631958; -8.645639
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Population
 • Urban 300
Irish Grid Reference G580765
Teileann is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Teelin has no official status.

Teileann (anglicized as Teelin)[1] is a Gaeltacht village in County Donegal, Ireland. It is near Slieve League, at the northwest end of Donegal Bay. Its population is about 250–300.

The village is noted for fishing, scuba diving, and traditional music. It has a fine deep harbour and boat launching facilities with safe mooring. It is an Irish-speaking community, and has been the subject of many linguistic studies.

Teelin was one of the first settlements to appear on maps of Ireland, as it was an important port.[citation needed]

The folklorist Seán Ó hEochaidh is from Teelin.

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