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Letterkenny (Irish: Leitir Ceanainn) is a town in County Donegal of the Ireland. It is on the River Swilly and has a population of 17,586.

In 1824, when the first description of Letterkenny as a modern town was written, it was stated that: "Within half a mile is the Port of Ballyraine, whither vessels of 100 tons bring iron, salt and colonial produce and whence they export hides and butter". Nothing is left of the port now except the warehouses.[1]

Letterkenny achieved town status in the early 1920s following the partition of Ireland.