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Altahalla is situated between Clonmany and Rooskey River along the west of the main road between Buncrana and Clonmany. It is diamond in shape and is one quarter arable and the rest is rough hill grazing. The centre is composed of a 400' shoulder of Bulbin mountain. Altahall hill is 517'. It comprises of six villages or parts - Altahalla, Gortnamona, Gortfad, Jockeys Town, Meenahaw and Cloghglass.
Altakell / Alta chall - glenside of the hazel
not listed in HMR 1665
Other variations of Altahalla in Ireland
There are 91 townlands that begin with Alt - mainly Ulster, some Connaught, very few in the rest of Country