Greencastle is a commercial fishing port situated in the northeast of Inishowen between Inishowen Head and Moville. the village has a current population of 817 (2011).
The village takes its name from the ancient Northburg Castle, which was built on a rock overlooking the entrance to Lough Foyle; it was built in 1305 by Richard de Burgo, the Earl of Ulster.
The village is home to Inishowen’s largest commercial fishing port, though a lot smaller now than it used to be, and is also the landing stage for the cross Lough ferry connecting Inishowen with Magilligan Point and the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland. The ferry only takes around 15 min to cross Loch Foyle and runs from June to mid-September.
The Marina which is part of the harbour currently holds a Blue Flag, meaning that it has achieved the highest standards required.
The Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium can be found in the centre of the village overlooking the Harbour and is well worth a trip if you are in the area.
Greencastle Golf Club is an 18-hole links course that sits in idyllic surroundings to the north of the village.
There is a lovely little coastal walk from the village running from the village northward along the rocky shorefront.
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