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Rann na Feirste
Ranafast / Rinnafarset
A view of Ranafast.
A view of Ranafast.
Rann na Feirste is located in Ireland
Rann na Feirste
Rann na Feirste
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°03′03″N 8°14′08″W / 55.050941°N 8.235626°W / 55.050941; -8.235626Coordinates: 55°03′03″N 8°14′08″W / 55.050941°N 8.235626°W / 55.050941; -8.235626
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South-West
 • Rural 167
Irish Grid Reference B847228
Rann na Feirste is the only official name. The anglicized spellings Rannafast and Rinnafarset have no official status.

Ranafast or Rinnafarset (officially only known by its Irish name Rann na Feirste Irish pronunciation: [ɾˠan̪ˠ nˠə ˈfˠaɾˠʃ.tʲə ])[1][2] is a Gaeltacht village and townland in the Rosses region of northwest County Donegal, Ireland.


Ranafast, or sometimes Rannafast or Rinnafarset, is the anglicised version of the area’s original and official name Rann na Feirste.


Ranafast is a Gaeltacht area, therefore the Irish language is the predominantly spoken language. According to the 2016 census 90.4% of the population of Ranafast could speak Irish and 83.1% of the population spoke Irish daily.


Arts and culture[edit]

The writers Séamus Ó Grianna and Seosamh Mac Grianna were born in Ranafast.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004. The townland's name is also sometimes spelt in Irish as Rinn na Feirste.