Donegal or Donegal Town is a town in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. The name was historically written in English as Dunnagall or Dunagall. Donegal gave its name to County Donegal, although Lifford is now the county town. Until the early 17th century, Donegal was the capital of Tyrconnell, a Gaelic kingdom controlled by the ODonnell dynasty of the Northern Uí Néill. Donegal sits at the mouth of the River Eske and Donegal Bay, which is overshadowed by the Blue Stack Mountains. The town is bypassed by the N15 and N56 roads. The centre of the town, known as The Diamond, is a hub for music, poetic and cultural gatherings in the area.