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Baile na Finne
Baile na Finne is located in Ireland
Baile na Finne
Baile na Finne
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°52′14″N 8°06′48″W / 54.8706°N 8.1133°W / 54.8706; -8.1133Coordinates: 54°52′14″N 8°06′48″W / 54.8706°N 8.1133°W / 54.8706; -8.1133
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South-West
Elevation 169 m (554 ft)
Population (upper est.)
 • Urban 100
 • Rural 500
Baile na Finne is the only official name. The English name Fintown has no official status.

Baile na Finne[1] (English name: Fintown) is a small village and townland on the banks of Lough Finn in County Donegal, Ireland. It is within the Gaeltacht, an Irish-speaking area, in the west of the county. Overlooked by Aghla (589m, 1961 ft) and Screig Mountains, its main attraction is an Mhuc Dhubh, the Fintown Railway (Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway), which runs along the length of Lough Finn.[2] The village was named after a mythological woman, Finngeal, who drowned in the lake after attempting to save her wounded brother Thor.[3]

Irish language[edit]

There are 296 people in Baile na Finne and 59% are Irish speakers.


Fintown Lough

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Irish Placenames Order 2004
  2. ^ Fintown Railway website
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2013-03-23.  County Donegal on the Net