Gweedore ( so English, officially and in Irish: Gaoth Dobhair ) is a town and an administrative district in County Donegal. Gweedore is located 50 kilometers north of Donegal Town and 50 kilometers west of the Northern Ireland city of Derry in a Gaeltacht region and has about 5,000 inhabitants (as of 2006) officially the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland.

The Mount Errigal, with 749 m the highest mountain in County Donegal, is located in the district of Gweedore.

Important buildings

  • Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair
  • Sean Teach Phobail, na Doirí Beaga
  • Acadamh na Gaeilge hOllscolaíocht, Gaoth Dobhair (University)

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Cormac Breslin (1902-1978), politician
  • Vincent Coll (1908-1932), American contract killer
  • Members of Clannad, Irish folk group, especially: Moya Brennan ( born 1952 ), singer
  • Pól Brennan ( born 1956 ), singer, record producer and songwriter