Fort Dunree

Fort Dunree is located about seven miles north of Buncrana in the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. The site is situated along the shores of Lough Swilly commanding a majestic view of the Lough and its shorelines.The Fort Dunree heritage museum complex was originally opened to the public in 1986, and has provided interest for the tourists of all ages ever since. It has also been a source of great pleasure and reminiscence for those of a military background, whether having served at the post or just been involved in its military history.

A visit to Fort Dunree will include a video film presentation in an audio - visual theatre, access to museum displays which fully demonstrate life at Fort Dunree, showing its vital role in coastal defense and neutrality protection; and a complete exposť of coastal artillery.

In its natural spectacular setting, Fort Dunree is rich in wildlife, some of it unique to the area. This is further explained in the museum, and admirably supported by a beautiful wildlife exhibition with sea life and birdlife displays.

Fort Dunree has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years with the development of a network of walking paths, the restoration of former military buildings to create a wildlife exhibition, further military displays, a shop and a water front cafeteria. Fort Dunree now hosts art exhibitions, wildlife talks, yoga classes and even weddings.






Co. Donegal

Telephone: +353 (0) 74 9361817


Opening Times:

June – September, Mon - Sat 10.30am – 6.00pm, Sun 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Winter Opening, Mon – Fri 10.30am – 4.30pm, Sat & Sun 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Special rates are available for coaches & groups

Click here† to see a map showing Fort Druree.

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