County Donegal

Dún na nGall, meaning ‘Fort of the Foreigners’
Motto: Mutuam habeatis caritatem “Have love for one another”.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Donegal

St Mura’s Cross, Fahan. County Donegal 7th century

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An exquisite early slab cross with Greek inscriptions  St Mura’s Cross is located in an ancient monastic site in Fahan, county Donegal. This rare 'slab' type cross is generally believed to be the [...]

St Mura’s Cross, Fahan. County Donegal 7th century2019-06-26T12:05:18+00:00

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County Donegal 1718

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The earliest and most important of the 'Big Houses' of Inishowen During the 18th century large manor houses like this one were known as 'castles'. This house was built by Colonel George Vaughan [...]

Buncrana Castle, Buncrana, County Donegal 17182019-06-26T12:22:47+00:00

Inch Island, Lough Swilly, County Donegal

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Significant bird colonies, An O'Doherty castle & Super spectacular views The beautiful Inch Island is located in Lough Swilly in co.Donegal. This is not a ‘true’ island anymore because in 1855, The Lough [...]

Inch Island, Lough Swilly, County Donegal2019-06-26T17:01:13+00:00

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 1805

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Ireland's most northerly point, It's oldest rocks, The most shipwrecks & Europe's highest sand dunes Banba's Crown is located in Malin Head in co.Donegal and is Ireland's most northerly building on the mainland. [...]

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 18052019-06-26T22:10:26+00:00

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal

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Europe's highest sea cliffs The Slieve League Cliffs are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe rising 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean (making them nearly 3 times higher than the famous Cliffs [...]

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal2019-06-27T06:12:27+00:00

St. Aengus’ Church , Burt. County Donegal 1967

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Regarded as a masterpiece of design and has been awarded 'Building of the Century' St. Aengus’s Church, Burt, County Donegal This stunning and timeless building is St. Aengus' Church located in Burt, co. [...]

St. Aengus’ Church , Burt. County Donegal 19672019-06-27T10:30:10+00:00

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.1500

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The Mac Sweeneys, The O'Dohertys & The O'Neills - and Oh Yes.. Brian McFadden from Westlife! Doe Castle was built by the MacSweeneys in the early 1500's and is similar in style to [...]

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.15002019-06-27T13:18:24+00:00

Malin Bridge, Malin. County Donegal 1758

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The 2nd longest & Most northerly stone bridge in Ireland Malin Bridge is located in Malin Town in county Donegal. This beautiful 10 arched bridge was built in 1758 over the Ballyboe river [...]

Malin Bridge, Malin. County Donegal 17582019-06-27T13:47:20+00:00

The Curiosity Shop, Malin Head. County Donegal

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Ireland's most northerly shop, Brick-a-brack & Famous visitors The Curiosity Shop is locate near Banba’s Crown in Malin Head and is Ireland’s most northerly shop. It is covered wall-to-wall in every type of [...]

The Curiosity Shop, Malin Head. County Donegal2019-06-27T13:50:06+00:00

Old Cottage, Culdaff. County Donegal c.1800

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An authentic Irish cottage  This is a beautiful example of an unaltered traditional Irish cottage. The earliest cottages date from around 1700 as prior to that, our ancestors lived in round hut style [...]

Old Cottage, Culdaff. County Donegal c.18002019-06-27T14:02:21+00:00

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 1560

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Rebellion, The O'Doherty's & The Flight of the Earls Burt Castle is one of the most recognizable castles in Donegal. It is located on a small hill overlooking Lough Swilly which would have [...]

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 15602019-06-28T14:27:47+00:00

Fahan House, Fahan, County Donegal 1765

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Once the home to Agnes Jones - the great nursing pioneer Fahan House is a beautiful Georgian house built around 1765 on the shores of Lough Swilly. The most famous resident to occupy [...]

Fahan House, Fahan, County Donegal 17652019-06-28T14:29:17+00:00

Strove Lighthouse, Strove. County Donegal 1837

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A lighthouse on the passage to America & Australia Strove Lighthouse is located on a beautiful blue flag beach where Lough Foyle meets the wild Atlantic in north co.Donegal. This shipping lane has [...]

Strove Lighthouse, Strove. County Donegal 18372019-06-28T14:41:05+00:00

The Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe. County Donegal c.1400BC

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One of the largest, earliest & most beautiful stone circles in Ireland The Beltany Stone Circle is one of the largest and earliest stone circles in Ireland with a diameter of 145-feet. It [...]

The Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe. County Donegal c.1400BC2019-06-30T19:09:45+00:00

Dunree Fort, Dunree. County Donegal 1804

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One of the most strategically important forts in Ireland, Wolfe Tone & Lough Swilly Dunree Fort is strategically situated near the mouth of Lough Swilly in an area of stunning natural beauty. It [...]

Dunree Fort, Dunree. County Donegal 18042019-06-30T19:11:09+00:00