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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1817
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Great location

In a stunning setting overlooking Lough Swilly, Fort Dunree itself is very much an open air museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bobjanh
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Brisbane, Australia
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The hand of history

Fort Dunree is a great Wild Atlantic Way gem, with views across the Lake of Shadows, Port Ban and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bren W
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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
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“coffee shop” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buncrana, Ireland
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+353 74 936 1817
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a stunning setting overlooking Lough Swilly, Fort Dunree itself is very much an open air museum that incorporates the fort, a military museum, ecological centre and coffee shop. Worth at least a short visit to enjoy the views ( and perhaps a coffee or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Dunree is a great Wild Atlantic Way gem, with views across the Lake of Shadows, Port Ban and the Urris Hills. This is a great place for all the family, with lots to see and great walks to do around Dunree via the walking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built to protect the approaches to lough Swilly, which became one of the Irish Treaty Ports, Dunree was finally handed over to the Free State in the late 1930s. The fort was then occupied by the Irish army, mainly as a training camp, well into...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on our 4th Day in Ireland. This was a very interesting fort, built along the edge of the cliff on Lough Swilly. Still in very good condition. Interesting museum and fantastic views. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The headland on which the fort and it’s museum sits offers some superb views and walking trails - some of them quite steep. There is a good car park and a small cafe. The museum suits anyone with a vague interest in local or military...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

A very interesting place on a beautiful sunny day with a museum , wild life information and a nice cafe. Some of my ancestors were stationed here in World War 2.

Thank Pat P
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Visited Fort Dunree today for a day out with hubby. We were lucky that the weather was great, but there is more than enough to see indoors should the weather take a turn for the worse. Staff very friendly. Audio visual presentation good way to...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent spot with views all round hence building a fort on this spot lol. Well worth the trip but remember to check out the fort at the top of the hill as well.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Looking for something to do and came across this place, read some reviews and found them mixed so didn't know what to expect. Went straight into the museum to be greeted by a friendly lady and gentleman, we paid for a family ticket €15, the...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here on Sunday 5th. November 2017 along with members of family who were visiting home for the weekend. Good weather enhanced the journey and made the exploration of the area around the fort enjoyable. All facilities were open

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