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Donegal Castle

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This 15th-century castle was fully restored in 1996.
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 73 22405
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All reviews self guided tour worth a visit short visit interesting history centre of town own pace quick visit manor house entrance fee located right restored information fireplace restoration opw clan furnishings
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed being able to walk through the castle on our own and read the information. It is interesting and well-preserved and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bnbgirl97
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the tour of the castle and our children had a better understanding of their heritage. Would highly recommend for the historians.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TraceyOD
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like many touch points on the north-west coast of Ireland, it’s the locals that made this attraction great. Welcoming, enthusiastic and keen for us to enjoy a piece of their town, we were well prepared for our visit to the castle. Restored from a pile...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone interested in Irish history should visit this castle. It was the home of the O'Donnells who played an important role in the fight against English conquest in the late 1500's, early 1600's. When I first visited in 1983, the castle was in ruins. Today...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit Donegal castle during our stay in Donegal late July 2018. There is a lot see in Donegal and Donegal is definitely one place to have on your list.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Exeter123
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Visited Oct 2018 and it's beautifully restored and fully staffed and the inside is decorated in the main hall to show what life was like. Definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LeoMalibu
Reviewed November 26, 2018

The castle is small and only offers a self guided tour. Some of the areas are furnished and have items of interest to read about. The staircase is really cool if you are into wood working.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edward G
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This castle has been well restored by the OPW and it was lovely to visit it. Only the main part of the castle has been restored but we found it easy to get around (some stairs to climb, so access for mobility is on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kazzb2016
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Parking might be a bit tough, and you might have some trouble finding the entrance - but definitely work your while if you're a history lover. The castle ruins and reconstruction is interesting and captures the rich history of the grounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bear_and_the_bunny
Reviewed November 14, 2018

If you are anywhere near this area the Donegal Castle is worth the time and effort to visit. The castle is full of history and they have very knowledgeable and friendly guides. The restoration of this very old structure was well done.

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 25, 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
4 euros for an adult, 3 for a senior citizen and 2 for a student.
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Disabled / wheelchair users can see the grounds, the shell of the manor house next to the tower/keep and the ground floor of the tower which was used as storage. Some of the original cobbles and arched ceiling remain. The... More
September 12, 2015|
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nobody there on 16th September be at the fair in ballyshannon and on 12th September be at the fair a glenties