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Ranafast or Rinnafarset, officially only known by its Irish name Rann na Feirste (IPA: [ˌɾˠaːn̪ˠ n̪ˠə ˈfʲɛɾʲʃtʲə]) is a Gaeltacht village and townland in the Rosses region of northwest County Donegal, Ireland.
Rann na Feirste
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|Rann na Feirste is the only official name. The anglicized spellings Rannafast and Rinnafarset have no official status.|
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 66.6% of the population spoke Irish daily outside the education system.
Arts and cultureEdit
- "Sapmap Area: Settlements Rann Na Feirste". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 13 May 2020.
- "Rann na Feirste / Rinnafarset". logainm.ie / Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
- Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004. The townland's name is also sometimes spelt in Irish as Rinn na Feirste.
- "Irish Language and the Gaeltacht - CSO - Central Statistics Office". www.cso.ie. Retrieved 15 November 2020.