Towns of Donegal
Raphoe —County Donegal
Raphoe is set in rich farming country, with lush hedges and low hills capped with Heather and Gorse. The River Deele passes nearby and its wooded banks shelter a wealth of wildlife.
Raphoe, with its triangular 'Diamond' is a typical 17th century Plantation town. The name 'Raphoe' means 'ring fort of the huts' and areas of the town are still known by their original names of 'Guest House End' and 'The Close'.