Teileann (anglicized as Teelin) is a Gaeltacht village in County Donegal, Ireland. It is near Slieve League, at the northwest end of Donegal Bay. Its population is about 250–300.

Teileann in August 2003
Teileann in August 2003
Teileann is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°37′55″N 8°38′44″W / 54.631958°N 8.645639°W / 54.631958; -8.645639Coordinates: 54°37′55″N 8°38′44″W / 54.631958°N 8.645639°W / 54.631958; -8.645639
CountyCounty Donegal
 • Urban
Irish Grid ReferenceG580765
Teileann is the only official name. The anglicized spelling Teelin has no official status.

The village is noted for fishing, scuba diving, and traditional music. It has a fine deep harbour and boat launching facilities with safe mooring. It is an Irish-speaking community, and has been the subject of many linguistic studies.

Teelin is home to Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, an Irish language college which attracts teenagers from across the province of Ulster. The college has been open in its current existence since 1955.

Teelin was one of the first settlements to appear on maps of Ireland, as it was an important port.[citation needed]

The folklorist Seán Ó hEochaidh is from Teelin.

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