A must see for every visitor to the Inishowen peninsula
Fort Dunree, Dun Fhraoigh in Irish means, “Fort of the Heather” and indicates that this site has been an important defensive site down through history. Today however, its stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife are drawing increasing numbers of visitors to one of Inishowen’s most beautiful and peaceful locations. Fort Dunree was first opened to the public in 1986 and has attracted tourists from all over the world ever since.
Monday – Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Adult – €8
Kids – €6
Seniors – €6
Family – €16
Group (10) – €4 each
Fort Dunree A hidden gem of Irish history, with great views over Lough Swilly. The museum is well laid out and very informative.
Excellent Visit Great visit. Really informative and great museum.
Lots to see and learn about the history of the site.
Hidden Gem Museum is excellent and there are walks for all types of walkers. We didnt have time to try the cafe. Maybe next time.
A gem of a place for views Awesome place, amazing views. No need to pay to go into museum. You can stretch your legs and climb around this old military encampment. Alot of the buildings have fallen into disrepair and there is a weird reindeer statue in the middle which is a bit wickerman if truth be told but place well worth a visit for the scenery, the nice able around the fort and the chance to see dolphins. We saw loads on them in the bay - you can see across to Portsalon - super place.
Nostalgic location We had a short visit to the fort on a visit to Donegal.
It's not the easiest place to get to, although it is signposted from about 5miles out.
It's an interesting site with a fairly long history, with most of the exhibition focusing on WW1 and WWII.
Depending on how long you want to stay you can simply visit the fort or climb to the top of the hill to see the lookout point, old army buildings, and hilltop view (which would be trying on a wet day).
Fort Dunree Fort Dunree is a very interesting place to visit in Donegal. Plenty of historical stuff and a great spot for photos