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Fort Dunree Military Museum

Buncrana, Ireland
00353 74 9361817
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Buncrana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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English first
Youghal, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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19 reviews 19 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
96 helpful votes 96 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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