Ranafast or Rinnafarset, officially only known by its Irish name Rann na Feirste (IPA: [ˌɾˠaːn̪ˠ n̪ˠə ˈfʲɛɾʲʃtʲə])[2][3] is a Gaeltacht village and townland in the Rosses region of northwest County Donegal, Ireland.

Ranafast
Rann na Feirste
Rinnafarset
Village
A view of Ranafast
A view of Ranafast
Ranafast is located in Ireland
Ranafast
Ranafast
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°02′04″N 8°18′22″W / 55.034569°N 8.306013°W / 55.034569; -8.306013Coordinates: 55°02′04″N 8°18′22″W / 55.034569°N 8.306013°W / 55.034569; -8.306013
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
Population350
Irish Grid ReferenceB847228
Rann na Feirste is the only official name. The anglicized spellings Rannafast and Rinnafarset have no official status.

NameEdit

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

LanguageEdit

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.[1][4]

Arts and cultureEdit

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

EducationEdit

Coláiste Bhríde

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sapmap Area: Settlements Rann Na Feirste". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Rann na Feirste / Rinnafarset". logainm.ie / Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  3. ^ Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004. The townland's name is also sometimes spelt in Irish as Rinn na Feirste.
  4. ^ "Irish Language and the Gaeltacht - CSO - Central Statistics Office". www.cso.ie. Retrieved 15 November 2020.