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Mountcharles / Tamhnach an tSalainn

Mountcharles is situated 5km west of Donegal Town on an elevated site high above sea level which offers spectacular views of Donegal Bay.
The village is named after its founder, Charles Conyngham, who built the village towards the end of the 17th century. In the 18th century the local people worked in the salt works which was also founded by the Conyngham family. The 19th century author and short story writer, Seamus McManus, was from Mountcharles.

Tá Tamhnach an tSalainn suite 5 ciliméadar in iarthar de Bhaile Dhún na nGall ar suíomh ardaithe, go hárd os cionn leibhéal na farraige agus tá radharcanna álainn le feiceáil de chuan Dhún na nGall. Tá an baile seo ainmnithe iniaidh an fear a chrúthaigh é, Charles Conyngham agus thóg seisean an sraidbhaile ag deireadh an seachtú haois déag. Sa hochtú aois déag d'oibrigh muintir an bhaile in obair an t-salainn, agus chrúthaigh clann Conyngham an fostaíocht seo fósta. Thainig an t-údar agus an scríobhnóir gearrscéalta naoú haois déag, Seamus McManus ó Thamhnach an tSalainn. ©
St. Mary's Church, Mountcharles
St. Mary's Church, Mountcharles

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