Ranafast

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Rann na Feirste
Ranafast / Rinnafarset
Village
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
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South-West
Population
 • 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.

Name[edit]

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

Language[edit]

Ranafast is a Gaeltacht area, therefore the Irish language is the predominantly spoken language.

History[edit]

Arts and culture[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.