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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
00353 74 9361817
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Buncrana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Being married to someone who loves history this was somewhere we had to visit while we were staying in ballyliffin. The road to it is a bit hectic but once there it's terrific. The museum itself is not big but has lots to see. Outside the views are just brilliant especially on a lovely day which we had. Before we... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Surprising amount to do ...we went for a lovely walk up to the top of the Fort which provided beautiful views of Fanad head , the fort itself and museum were interesting and exhibitions excellent. The only minor point to make is we stopped for a cup of coffee also and the coffee was poor - something easily fixed!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Worth a visit if you're in the area, but probably not if you're travelling a long way just for it, it's interesting but not riveting,

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Fort Dunree and Museum on 23 July 2014. It was an amazing spot. Beautiful walks, spectacular views. The museum is excellent. I would highly recommend a visit. I will certainly be going back myself soon.

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Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fort Dunree is a very small place but is absolutely worth the trip not alone to look around the fort and wander the hill around the area but also for the glorious views across the water to Portsalon.

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Limerick, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is just full of history - a great museum full of facts - good for young & old - then the view - just amazing - walks in the area very good too so a perfect place to visit for a few hours - history & exercise. It is a pity to see some houses derelict - bought... More

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Muff, Donegal, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Fort Dunree, just outside Buncrana and on the shores of Lough Swilly is a great place for a family afternoon. There are 3 walks available and we took the one right up to the top fort and old naval guns that have been there for centuries. The view from the top is beautiful and you can see why the British... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum was very informative. To start the tour there was a DVD in small cinema. The views from the top were breath taking. Very sad though that the tea room let visit down. Had hoped for homemade cakes. But no they were shop bought. Tea was good though.

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Dublin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This seemed like a great place to visit and what we saw of it was but we visited on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday in Northern Ireland and the museum, auditorium and cafe were closed. We could still walk the paths and view most of the sights but it could have been offered so much more. It is... More

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