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Donegal Castle
Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Rainy days
Family friendly
A restored 15th Century, Norman tower house, located in the centre of charming Donegal Town, County Donegal.

Built by the O’Donnell chieftains in the 15th Century, beside the river Eske in Donegal Town, Donegal Castle was rebuilt in Jacobean style in the 16th Century by Sir Basil Brooke, after Hugh O’Donnell burnt it to the ground rather than let it fall into enemy hands. Information panels chronicle the history of the castle and guided tours are available.

For opening times, admission prices, facilities, etc, please see website.

Tips from locals

The first Wednesday of every month from April to October is free entry.

Contact details
Saint Helenes, Castle St, Donegal, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour here.

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