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 century2020-04-29T07:28:31+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 17182020-04-29T07:17:22+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 County Donegal. This is not a ‘true’ island anymore because, in 1855, The [...]

Inch Island, Lough Swilly, County Donegal2020-04-29T07:22:54+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 County Donegal and is Ireland's most northerly building on the [...]

Banba’s Crown, Malin Head. County Donegal 18052020-04-28T22:56:09+00:00

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal

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Amongst the highest sea cliffs in Europe 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 [...]

Slieve League, Glencolumcille. County Donegal2020-04-28T22:12:32+00:00

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.1500

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

Doe Castle, Cresslough. County Donegal c.15002020-05-07T06:48:28+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 17582020-04-28T23:09:41+00:00

The Curiosity Shop, Malin Head. County Donegal

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Ireland's most northerly shop, brick-a-brack & famous customers The Curiosity Shop is located 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 Donegal2020-04-28T23:01:49+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.18002020-04-28T23:11:57+00:00

Buncrana Lighthouse, Buncrana, County Donegal 1876

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Saved from the scrap heap This little lighthouse stood at this location for 133 years between 1876 until 2009 after which it was condemned to the scrap yard. The Buncrana Historical Society, however, [...]

Buncrana Lighthouse, Buncrana, County Donegal 18762020-05-08T07:20:10+00:00

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 1560

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A major landmark, the O'Dohertys & 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 [...]

Burt Castle, Burt. County Donegal 15602020-05-08T09:29:33+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 17652020-04-25T16:32:05+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 [...]

Strove Lighthouse, Strove. County Donegal 18372020-04-28T23:40:19+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 18042020-04-28T23:49:06+00:00