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Anagaire is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°01′09″N 8°18′44″W / 55.01919°N 8.312101°W / 55.01919; -8.312101Coordinates: 55°01′09″N 8°18′44″W / 55.01919°N 8.312101°W / 55.01919; -8.312101
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South–West
Elevation[1] 70 m (230 ft)
 • Total 253
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.[2]

Anagaire (anglicized as Annagry) is a Gaeltacht village in the Rosses area of County Donegal, Ireland. It has a population of 253.


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.[3] 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.[4]


Annagry has a long history of emigration, much like the rest of West Donegal.[5] 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.[6]


The local primary school is Scoil Náisiúnta Dhubhthaigh with 144 pupils,[7] and the nearest secondary school is Rosses Community School in Dungloe.[8]


The local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) team is Naomh Mhuire CLG which serves the greater Lower Rosses area.[9] Soccer is very popular in the village due to mass immigration to the United Kingdom.


Annagry is situated one mile from Donegal International Airport which is serviced daily by loganair from Dublin Airport and also flies to Glasgow.


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).

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Anagaire Pop stats 2006