Fort Dunree Military Museum was first opened to the public in 1986 and attracts visitors and scholars from all over the world. Using the latest DVD and interactive technology the unique history and present role of Fort Dunree is fully explained and recreated in vibrant and colourful displays.
A visit to Fort Dunree will include a video film presentation in the audio-visual theatre, access to museum displays which fully demonstrate life at the fort, showing its vital role in coastal defence, neutrality protection and a range of coastal artillery. The underground bunkers also house a collection of artefacts that give meaning and insight into the day to day operation of the Fort.
There are 3 pathed walks of varying distances at Fort Dunree with viewpoints and detailed information boards throughout. there are plenty of shelters, picnic tables and benches. The walks offer spectacular views of the surrounding area and look out at the sea to see if you see any dolphins or porpoises.
The Laurentic Memorial
More than a century has passed since around 351 men perished in the icy waters at the mouth of Lough Swilly, County Donegal, Ireland with the sinking of the HMS Laurentic on the 25th of January 1917. The Laurentic Monument was unveiled at Fort Dunree on the 6th of October 2019, to remember the men who lost their lives and also those who survived the ordeal. For more information visit The Laurentic Memorial Website here
Activities available at Fort Dunree from Inish Adventures include:-
At hide tide, in the summer months, locals will use the pier for pier jumping.
Artlink at Fort Dunree
Artlink is an artist-led organisation run by a team of professional artists based at the historic and inspiring location of Fort Dunree, Inishowen. Artlink looks for imaginative ways to link artists to the community and the community to art. for details of exhibitions and events check their Facebook page here
A place for the propagation and fortification of creativity set up by artist Christine Mackey in 2013 as part of the Resistance and Rebellion residency at Fort Dunree. The garden is currently occupied by Amach Anseo community garden project. There are often courses and events at the garden for up to date information check their Facebook page here.
For refreshments stop off at the Coffee Cup Cafe for something to eat and drink before you go.
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