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Fort Dunree Military Museum

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Address: Buncrana, Ireland
Phone Number: 353749361817
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen...

Fort Dunree is situated 7 miles outside Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, housing a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room, Coffee Shop, stunning walks and majestic views of Lough Swilly it is a must for every visitor to Donegal

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Interesting Historical lesson

Great place to go and see about histroy from WW1 and WW2 very interesting learnt quite a lot. It has a nice video at the start to show you about what went on. We also had a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Seán D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to go and see about histroy from WW1 and WW2 very interesting learnt quite a lot. It has a nice video at the start to show you about what went on. We also had a little robin red breast follow us around most of the tour :D

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Thank Seán D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have visited Fort Dunree a couple of times and it is a very well preserved military fort with an extremely interesting history. It is set on a cliff top towards the entrance of Lough Swilley where it played a very important part in the protection of the British Grand Fleet in World War 1. Standing on the ramparts you... More 

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Thank John A
Ballintra, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fort Dundee gives an excellent overview of military life. It talks about the area life in the trenches and how soldiers spent their time during being stationed at the fort. Its historical and strategic position and the role it played in wartime.

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Thank jagaboyd
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic history from Wolfe To be era up to 2nd world war. There are artillery guns armoured car and a small museum to entertain you. We were in a coach and to say the least it's was hairy coming from doagh famine center, ballyliffin and the gap between them. Well worth the trip

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Thank stephen a
Co Tyrone, N Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My boyfriend & I visited here while on holiday in Inishowen. We had a really educational morning, lovely to hear the history of the fort & the views are amazing. We'd definitely recommend visiting here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

History...Views of Lough Swilly...military collection....educational! The recent improvements are spectacular....Well Done! Do put this amazing spot on your agenda☆♡

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Thank upupandaway3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Fantastic view. Loved going to the look out posts. Great to hear the history of Dunree. Beautiful unspoilt area. Nice clean coffee shop! Will visit again.

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Thank Katrina D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A very interesting and lovely spot for a visit. I found the military museum very interesting. But the views over the lough are spectular

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Thank Aljilyn
Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We found Fort Dunree by deciding to head towards Buncrana and noticing it on the map and deciding to check it out. To begin with explored the old fort and the old buildings, was quite unlike anywhere I had been before. It was quite a trek up to the fort itself but was glad to do it as the views... More 

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Thank Tarry11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

On the northern Ireland coast, this old fort offers incredible views and some interesting Irish military history. Worth a couple of hours visit.

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