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Rann na Feirste
Ranafast / Rinnafarset
A view of Ranafast
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|Rann na Feirste is the only official name. The anglicized spellings Rannafast and Rinnafarset have no official status.|
Ranafast or Rinnafarset (officially only known by its Irish name Rann na Feirste Irish pronunciation: [ɾˠan̪ˠ nˠə ˈfˠaɾˠʃ.tʲə ]) is a Gaeltacht village and townland in the Rosses region of northwest County Donegal, Ireland.
Ranafast, or sometimes Rannafast or Rinnafarset, is the anglicised version of the area’s original and official name Rann na Feirste.
Ranafast is a Gaeltacht area, therefore the Irish language is the predominantly spoken language. According to the 2016 census 90.4% of the population of Ranafast could speak Irish and 66.6% of the population spoke Irish daily outside the education system.
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- "Sapmap Area: Settlements Rann Na Feirste". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 13 May 2020.
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004. The townland's name is also sometimes spelt in Irish as Rinn na Feirste.
- "Irish Language and the Gaeltacht - CSO - Central Statistics Office". www.cso.ie. Retrieved 2020-11-15.