Fort Dunree Military Museum

Fort Dunree Military Museum, Buncrana

Fort Dunree Military Museum

Fort Dunree Military Museum
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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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mariekennedy2016
Northern Ireland, UK7 contributions
Apr 2022
Museum is excellent and there are walks for all types of walkers. We didnt have time to try the cafe. Maybe next time.
Written 20 April 2022
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jamesX3538PG
Buncrana, Ireland147 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The fort is at the entrance to lough Swilly on the cliff top it was used Durring the war to watch over the entrance for enemy ships entering the lough, there's still some large guns at the fort, if you walk up to the back of the fort it has great views and you look down at a lovely sandy beach.at the fort itself there's a museum a small fee to entre and in the car park area is a coffee shop.well worth the visit for the views alone.
Written 24 October 2021
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Dave B
Warrington, UK12 contributions
Oct 2021
Great visit. Really informative and great museum.
Lots to see and learn about the history of the site.
Written 4 October 2021
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Dondy1
Larne, UK38 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went with our dogs and loved it!! Spectacular views and such a beautiful setting. The drive there was also superb with breath taking scenery. Visiting here is a must if you are in the area.
Written 3 October 2021
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niajam
Kilkenny50 contributions
Sep 2021
We were lucky that when we arrived first the sun was shining and we got to the see the fort and caves etc at their best. We didn't go into the fort as we were running late but it is definitely worth the stop off and the views as you drive to the fort are just spectacular!! Definitely worth the visit
Written 28 September 2021
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Debbie C
Dublin, Ireland97 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Fort Dunree is a very interesting place to visit in Donegal. Plenty of historical stuff and a great spot for photos
Written 27 September 2021
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Donegal Delights
Buncrana, Ireland34 contributions
Oct 2020
Stunning place to walk around. The museum is interesting too but could be better. Nice café for a sweet treat.
Written 19 September 2021
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Bernard
8 contributions
Aug 2021
A hidden gem of Irish history, with great views over Lough Swilly. The museum is well laid out and very informative.
Written 30 August 2021
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Ian R
Naas, Ireland7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Super day out at Fort Dunree & a lovely walk around with some spectacular scenery. Took the dog with us on the walk. Our son loved the exhibition & exploring the fort.
Written 11 August 2021
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Gavin Westley
County Cork, Ireland336 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We made a trip to Fort Dunree though we did expect the museum to still be under renovation as we had been told by friends some weeks earlier. We had saved our appetites to have a bite to eat at what was touted as “best view” cafe. Despite excellent attention by the staff we were very disappointed to only find sausage rolls the only choice plus a selection of sweet items.

Fort Dunree’s views, it’s history and location make it an interesting place to visit and hopefully we’ll make it back again one day when it’s all finished.
Written 8 August 2021
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