Donagh (village)


Donagh (pronounced doʊnə/ DOH-nə, from Irish 'Domhnach', meaning 'church')[1][2] is a small village and townland - see Donagh (townland) in County Fermanagh.

The village sprawls over the townlands of Donagh and Moorlough.


Donagh was originally known in Irish as Ua Dúnáin Dhomhnaigh Maighe da Claoíne do Mharbhad (meaning 'O'Doonan's Church of the Plain of the Two Slopes'), later known in Irish as Domhnach Maighe Dhá Chlaoine (meaning 'Church of the Plain of the Two Slopes').[3] It was originally anglicised as 'Donoghmoychinny' or 'Donaghmoyline'. It was later anglicised simply as Donagh.

2001 Census

In the 2001 Census it had a population of 255.[4]


The village features two protected sites: one is Donagh House, a listed building, the other an ancient ecclesiastical site featuring a ruined church and a graveyard.[5]

St Patrick's is the local GAA club, and won the Fermanagh Senior Football Championship in 2008.[6]


  1. Placenames NI {{#invoke:webarchive|webarchive}}
  2. "Donagh". 
  3. Brian G. Scott (General Editor), Claire Foley and Ronan McHugh, An Archaeological Survey of County Fermanagh: Volume I, Part 1 - The Prehistoric Period, p. 39. Northern Ireland Environment Agency (N.I.E.A.), Belfast, and Colourpoint Books, Newtownards, 2014.
  4. NI Neighbourhood Information Service
  5. "Fermanagh Area Plan 2007 – Proposals: Donagh". Northern Ireland Planning Service. 
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