Mullaghduff, County Donegal

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Mullaghduff

An Mullach Dubh
Townland
Bonner's Bar pub in Mullaghduff
Bonner's Bar pub in Mullaghduff
Mullaghduff is located in Ireland
Mullaghduff
Mullaghduff
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°02′13″N 8°20′26″W / 55.037061°N 8.340576°W / 55.037061; -8.340576Coordinates: 55°02′13″N 8°20′26″W / 55.037061°N 8.340576°W / 55.037061; -8.340576
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
 • EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Population
 (2003)
 • Total265
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Area code(s)074 95, +000 353 74 95
Irish Grid ReferenceB847228

Mullaghduff (Irish: An Mullach Dubh) is a townland in northwest County Donegal, Ireland. It forms part of the greater Rosses region and is officially in the Gaeltacht, however, English is the predominantly spoken language today.

Etymology[edit]

The name Mullaghduff is an anglicisation of the Irish placename ‘An Mullach Dubh’, which means 'The Black Hilltop'; which possibly derives from the blackish soil which covers the nearby hills.

Music & Sport[edit]

Mullaghduff is home to the world-renowned marching band Buíonn Cheoil Mhullach Dubh, founded in 1881, which includes the "Old Band" and the "Wee Band".

Mullaghduff is also home to Glasgow Celtic's first sod of turf, which was cut in April 1995 and placed in Celtic Park. In June 1995, a small plaque which is along the road was unveiled by Celtic Captain Paul McStay.

Religion[edit]

The predominant religion in Mullaghduff is Roman Catholicism and is part of the parish of Kincasslagh. The nearest churches that serve parishioners are St. Mary's Church in Kincasslagh and St. Mary's Star of the Sea in Annagry.

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