Carndonagh (karn-DUN-ah; Irish: Carn Domhnach) is a town on the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland, close to Trawbreaga Bay. It is the site of the Donagh Cross (or St. Patrick's Cross), believed to date to the 7th century. The Irish name, Carn Domhnach, means "the cairn or mound of the church".
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The town is laid out around a central square, or Diamond, and is dominated by its Romanesque Revival Catholic chapel. It is home to national schools such as both St. Patrick's GNS and BNS and Carndonagh Community School, formerly the largest community school in the Republic of Ireland. Carndonagh is home to a number of musicians, artists and writers and to the Inishowen Carnival Group and the Inishowen Gospel Choir (both international performers).
Some of the sports clubs and organisations active within the community in Carndonagh are:
- Roy Campbell, South African poet, who explored the legacy of his Carndonagh ancestors in the 1952 memoir Light on a Dark Horse.
- John Wallace Crawford, adventurer, educator, and author
- Gary Doherty, footballer
- Damien Faulkner, racing driver
- John Pitt Kennedy, engineer
- Keith McErlean, actor
- Tommy Tiernan, comedian
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