(historically spelt Mough
, ) is a village in County Donegal
. It is near the mouth of the River Foyle
(where it flows into Lough Foyle
) and sits at the border
between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
. The village of Culmore
and the city of Derry
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; which includes céilithe
, competitions, street partying, parades, amusements, night-time entertainment, and live performances.
The local Soccer team is called .
Local Gaelic club, , 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 played one half of the game with Gaelic football rules and one half with soccer rules.
Playwright Brian Friel
was a resident of the village for some time.
- (Ireland in Old Photographs series)