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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 74 9361817
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Buncrana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not to be missed. Fabulous museum with the most beautiful views. and a great wee coffee shop here too.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fabulous views. I live close to the fort but never explored it before (on my first visit it was raining heavily). Went for a walk around the fort on a beautiful autumn day and was surprised at the spectacular views. Unfortunately the museum or coffee shop weren't open at this time of year (until 1pm) which was the only downside.... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i visited here today, we found it to be very informative and interesting, staff where pleasant and the view from the bunkers was beautiful despite the gale force winds from Gonzalo, is worth the drive as it was about an hour away from where we where staying, would recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Thought £7 was expensive so didnt pay into the Museum. However, there is still a lot to see and great walks around the Fort area without paying in.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were advised to visit this fort during our visit to Inishowen. We were very glad we did. It was interesting as a military museum but also because of the wildlife and scenery. The fort itself was amazing just because of the buildings but, for anyone interested in Irish history it was fascinating. Well worth a trip. Highly recommended.

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Co Louth
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We didn't know about Fort Dunree and just happened upon it. It is very interesting and well maintained. The video at the beginning is informative. We were so lucky with the weather so we could appreciate all the fantastic views. Area to eat outside and you can take your own BBQ! Little tea shop with chocolates, scones, crisps. We also... More 

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Youghal, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our friends rented out Fort Dunree, the Museum Hall, for their wedding. What a lovely day and the surroundings are just amazing. It was a great day for them and everyone that was invited. The scenneray is just wonderful, great for a walk around and one of the best sea views in Donegal. Its also quite close to Buncrana, nice... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A most beautiful part of Donegal with breath-taking views. The museum is fascinating to anyone interested in the role Ireland and Donegal played in both World Wars and in peace-time. There is much to see and experience coupled with the amazing collection of dilapadated buildings that really add to the genuine historical nature of the site. My only criticism is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a fantastic place to visit. We would not have known it existed were it not for the proprietor of a B&B in London(Derry). History and heritage are well preserved. It's a shame it's not more widely advertised and better sign posted. The displays are interesting and informative. There is a 15 minute cinema film on entry, and all... More 

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a great place to bring your children. They get a hands on history lesson and see the scale at which things were done in the war. This takes the boredom out of history for kids.

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