|• Dáil Éireann||Donegal South–West|
|Elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Area code(s)||074 95, +000 353 74 95|
|Irish Grid Reference||B808187|
|Anagaire is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Annagry has no official status.|
The Irish and official name for Annagry is Anagaire, which in turn derives from Áth na gCoire meaning "ford of the whirlpools".
There are 2,354 people living in the Anagaire ED and 55% of whom are native Irish speakers. Annagry is in the Gaeltacht region which means the official language of the area is Irish. However, the use of the language has been in decline since the 1950s. Despite this, it boasts a successful Irish language college in the summer months which runs courses for students from English-speaking areas of the country. It's known as Coláiste na Rosann.
Annagry has a long history of emigration, much like the rest of West Donegal. In the 1950s, a large number of locals left the area to work in countries such as England, USA, Australia, Argentina, Canada and especially Scotland. This has resulted in an influx of Scotch-Irish people returning to Annagry and the Scottish influence can be seen in many aspects of life, the huge support for Celtic F.C. for instance.
The local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) team is Naomh Mhuire CLG which serves the greater Lower Rosses area. Soccer is very popular in the village due to mass immigration to the United Kingdom.
In the first week of June, the Annual Festival takes place, when those who have left often return to spend some time in Sharkeys Bar, Caisleáin Óir hotel, (formerly Jack's Bar) and Teach Conal (formerly Duffy's).
- Maps, Weather, and Airports for Annagary, Ireland
- Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004.