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.
Open every day 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Adult – €7
Kids – €5
Seniors – €5
Family – €15
Group (10) – €3 each
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).
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.
Interesting! Always a great place to visit , it looks different in every Season .
The Museum is very informative and there are plenty of exhibits.
Plenty of walking with lots to see along the way , some spectacular views!
The café serves lovely scones and coffee.
Excellent Visit Great visit. Really informative and great museum.
Lots to see and learn about the history of the site.
Fort Dunree A hidden gem of Irish history, with great views over Lough Swilly. The museum is well laid out and very informative.
Well worth a visit The actual fort is not open to visit yet(we knew that before we went) . We had a lovely time doing the walks around the fort. The views are stunning and breathtaking. We came across a few local artists doing a few activities in old parts and they were fantastic. It was quiet when we were there which was great. We wandered at our leisure. It was great to see the tanks and cannons up close. I will definitely come back. The drive up to the fort is fabulous too and there is loads of parking and toilet facilities.