Donegal Attractions

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Doagh Island
T: (00353 74) 9378078
E: info@doaghvisitorscenter.com
W: www.doaghvisitorscenter.com

Doagh Visitor Centre

The Doagh Visitor Centre provides a great variety of exhibitions telling the story of Famine, Fear and Eviction. It is also a place where the customs, traditions and history of the people of Inishowen are preserved in a permanent way.

The scene includes interdenominational Mass Rock, Presbyterian Meeting House and Orange Hall. This attraction is redesigned to become Ireland’s Lapland for the months of November and December.
Opening Hours:
Easter-October 10.00am-5.30pm daily.
November – December (Ireland's Lapland) 5.00pm – 9.00pm daily.

Adult (Guided Tour & Tea) €6 Children €4.

Geographical coordinates: 55.275617, -7.6345941 (note, if you use your car’s GPS to go directly to this point, you may not always remain on the Wild Atlantic Way route.)
T: (00353 83) 8091199
E: eimear@fanadlighthouse.com 
W: www.fanadlighthouse.com


Fanad Lighthouse


  • Fanad Head Lighthouse is situated on the northern coast of the Fanad Peninsula in North Donegal and is a signature discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way.

    The light is 39 metres above sea level and there are 79 steps in the tower. The Tower is 22 metres high from foundation to the top of the tower not including the lantern. This light is classified as a sea light as distinct from a harbour light although it does mark the entrance to Lough Swilly which is a natural harbour of refuge.


Opening Hours:
October to St. Patrick’s Day: Saturday - Sunday &  Holidays  - 11:00 – 4:00pm


Adult (including tower) – €8.00
Concession: – €5.00
Family (2+2) – €20.00

*Special Rates for school tours
*Tours currently available in Irish, English and in German by request

Fort Dunree

Dunree, Linsfort, Buncrana, Co.Donegal
T: (0035374) 9361817
F: (0035374) 9363922
E: dunree@eircom.net
W: www.dunree.pro.ie

Fort Dunree Military Museum

Fort Dunree is located about seven miles north of Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula in Co.Donegal. The site is situated along the shores of Lough Swilly commanding a majestic view of the Lough and it's shorelines.
The museum houses a fascinating display of military memorabilia and artefacts as well as an array of large guns from the twentieth century. There are audio-visual displays, scenic walks and a wildlife exhibition.

Opening Hours:
June - September Mon - Sat 10.30am - 6.00pm, Sun 1.00pm - 6.00pm
Winter Opening: Mon - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm,Sat and Sun 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Adults €5, Children/Senior Citizens €3 Special rates for coaches and groups.

Inishowen Maritime Museum

Coastguard Station, Greencastle, Co. Donegal
T: (0035374) 9381363
F: (0035374) 9381980
E: greencastlemaritime@eircom.net
W: www.inishowenmaritime.com

Inishowen Maritime Museum

Situated in Greencastle harbour the museum displays a wide variety of marine
history. From the emigration story, to local fishing boats and methods. The brand new state of the art planetarium gives educational and entertaining
star shows. Gulbenkian Award Winner 2000. New Laser Light show featuring contemporary Rock Hits.

Opening Hours:
Open all year round.

Museum only:
Adults €5, Children/Students/Senior Citizens €3, Family (2 Adults 2 Children) €15, €1.50 per additional Child.
Museum and Planetarium:
Adults €10, Children/Students/ Senior Citizens €6, Family (2 Adults 2 Children) €30, €3 per additional Child. Group discounts available.

Iosas Centre & Celtic Prayer/Pilgrim Garden

Derryvane, Muff
Contact: Mr Neil Coyle
Tel/Fax: (00 353 74) 93 84866
E: goldenagecentre@hotmail.com
W: www.columbacommunity.com

Iosas Centre and Celtic Prayer/Pilgrim Garden

Sponsored by the Columba Community of Prayer and Reconciliation. Iosas Centre, (Island of Saints and Scholars), is a six-acre prayer garden and visitor centre where the pilgrim is invited to reflect on the Irish Saints (5th to 12th Century) and their relevance today.

Individuals and groups can tour the garden, enjoy its wonderful peace and natural beauty and learn more about our common Christian Heritage.

There is a replica of the dry-stone cell of St Columba (Colmcille), St Canice's thatched Oratory and a magnificent bronze Celtic figure of the Risen Christ in the Trinity Circle.

Crafts on sale at the Visitors Centre include polished bog wood and handmade quilts worked by the residents of the adjoining Whiteoaks Rehabilitation Centre.  Meals and snacks can be provided.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays; 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Admission by Voluntary Donation

The Diamond, Lifford, Co. Donegal
T: (0035374) 9141733
F: (0035374) 9141228
E: liffordoldcourthouse@gmail.com
W: www.liffordoldcourthouse.com

Lifford Old Court House

Donegal’s amazing 18th Century Courthouse and County Jail. Experience the original dungeons where you will be treated like a real prisoner and fingerprinted, charged and sentenced! Mingle with infamous prisoners from years gone by, including local legend "Half Hanged MacNaghten" and United Irishman "James Napper Tandy", all brought vividly to life by an experienced actor. After your release relax in the bistro, comfortably at home in what was once The Grand Courtroom.


Opening Hours and Admission details:
Visit http://liffordoldcourthouse.com/opening-hours-and-admission/

The Cairn Visitor Centre

Drumaweir, Greencastle,
Tel: (00 353 74) 93 81104
E: cairnthe@eircom.net
W: www.thecairncentre.com

The Cairn Visitor Centre

From the Celts to the Vikings, from the Great Famine to the recent past, the story of our heritage is brought to life through story, scenes and lighting. See how the countryside has changed over the centuries. Facilities include: Yesterday in Inishowen - Photographs, stories and information, also available history tour, craft shop, tea room and the Shades of Ireland - Stage show.

Opening Hours: 
Open daily from 11.00am-6.00pm other times by appointment

Admission charges apply

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