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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1817
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We liked Fort Dunree for its brilliant (and highly strategic) location, sitting atop a sheer-sided... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
JElliot32
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Great visit!

This was a great visit! Very interesting. Unfortunately it was raining and we couldn't see... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Theresa R
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Buncrana, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We liked Fort Dunree for its brilliant (and highly strategic) location, sitting atop a sheer-sided rocky crag overlooking Lough Swilly. No wonder it had been used by the military from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Can't say we were too interested in the collection...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great visit! Very interesting. Unfortunately it was raining and we couldn't see everything, but other than that it was entertaining. They have a very coffee shop there which was perfect

Thank Theresa R
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of history and information of past times during wars well worth a visit educational and place of great interest

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative museum. Beautiful scenery in surrounding areas. A hidden gem. A must see if in the inishowen area of Donegal.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We visited last week when the weather was dull and while the clouds were low there was still some great views. The thing I enjoyed the most was the old and dying buildings. Far from being an eyesore I thought it beautiful the way that...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The museum is set in beautiful surroundings and very attractively captures an important aspect of Irish and international history. Our party of six was made to feel very welcome by the genial host who was favoured with a vast amount of relevant information which he...More

Thank Dermot T
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely drive out to wonderful old fort. Unfortunately we left it too late to get inside. Looked like it would be worth a visit.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were out for a drive, it was our last day on holiday & the weather wasn't exactly playing fair. So, we decided to try & do a loop of the Inishowen Peninsula & came across the signpost for this attraction. This could be a...More

Thank Helena217
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Even if you don't visit the museum, Fort Dunree is one of the nicest spots on Lough Swilly and on the famous Inishowen 100 drive around this northernmost peninsula. The fort was built in Napoleonic times and was the last fort in Ireland to be...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

This fort is on up the peninsula and is a large facility. They have created a nice attraction and continue to upgrade. They have scones and other food items available to eat, an art museum, and a military museum. There are actually two forts. One...More

Thank Jotum
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