Muff, County Donegal

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Irish: Magh
County Donegal
Welcome to Muff.jpg
Location: 55°4’3"N, 7°16’9"W
Population: 1,271  (2011)
Post town: Muff
Postcode: F93
Local Government
Council: Donegal
Donegal North-East

Muff is a village in County Donegal, adjacent to the border with County Londonderry. The village is situated near the mouth of the River Foyle where it flows into Lough Foyle. The village of Culmore and the city of Londonderry are to the south. Muff has experienced significant growth in population during the last decade as people from Northern Ireland migrate across the border.

Each summer, usually during the first week in August, the village celebrates Muff Festival;[2] which includes céilithe, competitions, street partying, parades, amusements, night-time entertainment, and live performances.

Sport and Recreation

The local association football team is called Quigley's Point Swifts.

Local Gaelic club, Naomh Padraig, has recently developed a new pitch and a new club house.

The two clubs have just recently pioneered a new game of football as a charity fund-raiser after an accident to a member of the local community, which involved playing one half of the game with Gaelic football rules and one half with association football rules.

Muff Diving Club was set up in the late 1980s and has been one of the oldest and 'most successful diving clubs in Ireland'. Attractive perks for members include dives at Malin Head Wrecks.


  • Playwright Brian Friel was a resident of the village for some time.

Further reading

  • Sean Beattie (2004). Donegal. Sutton: Printing Press. ISBN 0-7509-3825-0. (Ireland in Old Photographs series)