Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

Fort Dunree

Phone: (074) 936 1817

Explore the Rich History of Fort Dunree in Buncrana

Situated majestically on a strategic clifftop site overlooking the breathtaking beauty of the Atlantic, Fort Dunree in Buncrana stands as a fortress dating back to the 18th century. This historic stronghold has evolved into a captivating military museum, making it a must-see destination for every visitor to the Inishowen peninsula.

The name Dun Fhraoigh, translating to “Fort of the Heather” in Irish, reflects the site’s enduring significance as a key defensive point throughout history. Since opening its doors to the public in 1986, Fort Dunree has become a magnet for tourists worldwide, offering a fascinating journey through 200 years of history against the backdrop of the stunning Atlantic panorama.

Immerse yourself in the unique narrative of Fort Dunree through state-of-the-art DVD and interactive technology. Vibrant and colorful displays bring the history and current role of the fortress to life, providing a comprehensive understanding of its evolution. The visit unfolds with a captivating video film presentation in the audio-visual theatre, offering a cinematic experience that transports visitors back in time.

Explore museum displays that vividly depict life at Fort Dunree, showcasing its pivotal role in coastal artillery. As you navigate through the exhibits, you’ll gain insights into the strategic importance of this clifftop fortress and its contribution to shaping the region’s history.

Fort Dunree, with its commanding presence and immersive storytelling, invites you to embark on a journey that seamlessly blends the past with the present. Discover the legacy of this historical gem that has guarded the Inishowen peninsula for centuries, leaving an indelible mark on Ireland’s coastal heritage. 

Friday10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.