Independent councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig will top the poll in the Glenties Electoral Area.
According to the tally figures the west Donegal councillor has 1,808 first preferences.
Sinn Féin's two out-going councillors, John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh ( 1,343) and Marie Therese Gallagher (1,044) are both set to return to Lifford as well.
Fianna Fáil’s Anthony Molloy is well positioned on 794 while the party’s fourth candidate Noreen McGarvey is on 961.
Out-going Caothairleach of Donegal Co. Council Seamus Ó Domhnaill (FF) polled 961, while former Senator and long term FF party member Enda Bonner is on 816.
Michael McClafferty of Fine Gael took 990 while his party colleague Evelyn Sweeney has 648.
The battle for the final seats is set to be intense at the count tomorrow.
Glenties Municipal District
John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh (SF) 1,343
Marie Therese Gallagher (SF) 1,044
Brian Carr (SF) 887
Evelyn Sweeney (FG) 648
Liam Mulligan (Aontú) 319
Enda Bonner (FF) 816
Anthony Molloy (FF) 794
Noreen McGarvey (FF) 961
Seamus Ó Domhnaill (FF) 961
Seamus Rodgers (Lab) 488
Michael McClafferty (FG) 990
Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig (Ind) 1,808
Liam Whyte (Ind) 600
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