Fort Dunree Military Museum

Fort Dunree Military Museum, Buncrana

Fort Dunree Military Museum

Fort Dunree Military Museum
4.5
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Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room, Coffee Shop, stunning walks and majestic views of Lough Swilly it is a must for every visitor to Donegal
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kingdom_warrior98
Ireland158 contributions
Due for regeneration
Sep 2020 • Couples
Really great walks around the Fort and some really very interesting history are within the walls! Its due for a major regeneration in 2021 and will be steeped in more history!
Stunning coastal veiws
Written 11 September 2020
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Mai S
Falcarragh, Ireland23 contributions
A little gem!
Aug 2020 • Family
we just stumbled across this place! it was beautiful - I was just sad we couldn’t do the whole tour. The views were breathtaking!!
Written 26 August 2020
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Dean
Letterkenny, Ireland593 contributions
Class scenery, lots of interesting things on display!
Aug 2020
Definitely worth a visit, we walked round all the paths on the map with our little dog. It is quite easy to take in the entire area in a short space of time. There are lots of little educational signs around the place, lots of old guns and other interesting things to see.

The best thing for me was the scenery. I thought it was amazing. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 25 August 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland1,233 contributions
Great visit
Aug 2020
Unfortunately it was raining on the day that I visited but that didn’t stop me from enjoying my visit. The museum is €7 for an adult and although small it is very interesting. The views are wonderful and there are plenty of places to walk around and admire the scenery. There is a small art gallery and coffee shop too. Highly recommend if in Innishowen.
Written 24 August 2020
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Tommie6
County Carlow, Ireland35 contributions
Not to be missed if you're in this area
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazing views. Such interesting history. Kids went cave kayaking with Adrian from here. Had the biggest home made scones I've ever seen (or eaten) in the coffee shop. Yum. It's a must visit
Written 21 August 2020
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johngA552DV
Dublin, Ireland126 contributions
Great little find
Aug 2020
Visited recently on a showery day. I have to admit I never heard of it before chancing upon it. Glad I did. Excellent attraction with lots to see. Old military equipment is fascinating. Views are spectacular, even saw some dolphins in the distance. Staff member very friendly. Excellent coffee shop with reasonable prices. Go for it.
Written 17 August 2020
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Trish
Derry, UK49 contributions
Great day out
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great day out. Free parking coffee shop on site its 7 euro for the museum but its free of charge to walk round and take in the stunning views of the Inishowen peninsula. You could spend the whole day here lots to see. Picnic tables available too.
Written 16 August 2020
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Oliver L
Dublin16 contributions
Great day out
Aug 2020 • Family
Went on a day trip here for something different fort dunree certainly delivered
€15 entry for family v good value but the museum is not up to much to be honest.. but it really was worth it for the walks and views.
Theres a small coffee shop that you can sit outside great value and scones the size of a half loaf of bread!!!
The walks were full of stunning views and the day we visited the weather was fab which made it all the more special. Parking is a bit tight but we managed to get a spot. It seems you can.also do kayaking and take boat trips but we weren't that adventurous. Plenty of picnic areas for a sit down with a packed lunch. Great day out. Will definitely visit again as we were so tired from walking that we didnt get to do half of the walks there!!
Written 15 August 2020
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Lee G
Belfast, UK17 contributions
Superb location
Aug 2020
Lots of old weapons and and lookout positions but the stunning views and walking trail around the coast is what impressed us.

We had a picnic on one of the grass banks overlooking the bay on what felt like the hottest day of the year. Simply glorious!
Written 11 August 2020
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cengal
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Family Visit
Jul 2020
Really interesting site to visit. We got to hear about the history and strategic location of the site. The museum is really good, but the walks should be availed of too so you can take in the sights of across the lough.
Written 30 July 2020
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