Baile na Finne
|• Dáil Éireann||Donegal South-West|
|Elevation||169 m (554 ft)|
|Population (upper est.)|
|Baile na Finne is the only official name. The English name Fintown has no official status.|
Fintown (officially known by its Irish name, Baile na Finne) 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. The village was named after a mythological woman, Finngeal, who drowned in the lake after attempting to save her wounded brother Thor.
There are 296 people in Fintown and 59% are Irish speakers.
The Fintown Railway at Fintown station
- http://www.commissioner.ie/downloads/An_tOrdu_Logainmneacha_(Ceantair_Ghaeltachta)_2004.pdf Irish Placenames Order 2004
- http://www.antraen.com/index.php Fintown Railway website
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2013-03-23. County Donegal on the Net