"Donegal, a county of Ireland, in Ulster, 68 m. long and 44 broad;
bounded W and N by the ocean, E by Londonderry and Tyrone, and S by Roscommon
and the bay of Donegal, in a champaign country; containing 42 parishes..
and has extensive linen manufactures, and abounds with harbours. Pop. 249,483"
from The New London Gazetteer 1826