|Ailt an Chorráin|
|• Dáil Éireann||Donegal|
|Irish Grid Reference|
|As this is a Gaeltacht village, the Irish Ailt an Chorráin is the only official name. However, the name 'Burtonport' remains in widespread use.|
The main employers in the village are the Burtonport Fishermen's Co-op and the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM; Irish Sea Fisheries Board) ice plant.
A plaque there commemorates the brief landing on the nearby island of Inishmacadurn (or Rutland Island) of a French military force led by James Napper Tandy in a failed attempt to assist rebels during the 1798 rebellion on 16 September 1798.
St Columba's Church dates from 1899.
Burtonport had a railway service from Letterkenny between 1903 and 1940 provided by the Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway (L&BER), a company jointly owned by the State and the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway (L&LSR). Burtonport railway station opened on 9 March 1903, but finally closed on 3 June 1940.
- Major-General Joe Sweeney, Irish military commander and politician who served as both an MP and as a TD
- Packie Bonner is from the area around Burtonport
- Pat "the Cope" Gallagher
- Peadar O'Donnell, novelist, leftist, and prominent IRA activist from the 1920-1930s era, was born in Burtonport
- Joseph Duffy, martial artist and UFC fighter, is from Burtonport
- "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Ailt An Chorráin". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 5 June 2018.
- Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004
- "Burtonport station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-13.