Fanad is a
peninsula that lies between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay on the north coast of
County Donegal in Ireland. The origins of the name Fanad are lost in time
though there is some speculation that the name derives from an old Gaelic word
Fana for "sloping ground". It is also referred to as Fannet or
Fannett in older records. There are an estimated 700 people living in Fanad and
30% Irish speakers.