Burtonport

Burtonport (Irish: Ailt an ChorrĂ¡in) is a fishing village nestled on the extreme northwest coast of Ireland, some 7 km northwest of Dungloe in County Donegal and it forms part of the official Gaeltacht region. The village derived its name from a wealthy English landowner of the time, Lord Burton Conynham. He established a jetty and a few other amenities at the location and called it "Burtons Port", hence the name "Burtonport".
The main employers in the village used to be the Burtonport Fishermen's Co-op and the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Irish Sea Fisheries Board) ice plant. In recent years these establishments have been in decline due to the abandonment of fishing as a career and way of life by locals. Due to depleted fish stocks and very restrictive fishing laws, Fishermen's Co-op closed down in 2009 and the buildings are now for sale.

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