O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle

O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle

O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle
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J K
San Antonio, TX142 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This was a nice little stopping point with a quaint and pretty walk, including the castle keep, exterior of the castle, and a beautiful picturesque castle bridge. Be sure to check the tide and visit when the tide is in so there’s some water in the bay area.
Written 9 April 2023
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W.H. D
Hempstead, NY1,849 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Love this spot and its historical importance to the area and to the O'dochartaigh/O'Doherty clan. Hope that the development of the important spot continues!
Written 19 July 2022
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JHMTTL
Woodbine, MD1,583 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Buncrana Castle Heritage Trail is a leisurely walk. Unfortunately the castle is closed. The Keep is also closed.
Written 2 March 2019
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RugbyJuda
183 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Again we arrived here to the castle only for it to be closed. You can't get in at all. Such a shame as it's more like a house than a castle and I'd say at one time or another it was a fantastic place to visit. Now there seems to be a farm at the back of it and when we arrived there was a whole lot of cows roaming around the front of the house and in the gardens. Again I would say that Donegal Council should be looking after this and opening this wonderful structure to the public. This house was built by Colonel George Vaughan between 1716-18 and is the earliest and most important of the big houses in Inishowen.
Written 26 July 2018
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Mot-Lisa D
New Hamburg, Canada82 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
We made a special trip here like many. The park is peaceful and well maintained. We truly appreciated the signs explaining the history of the keep. We spent more time here than we did in other "better" castles due to the gardens, roses, quiet paths. We were able to push a wheelchair along most of the pathway around the river. We also spent some time just lingering by the water. Truly enjoyable.
Written 25 June 2017
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AntarcticaGirl
Fort Lauderdale, FL188 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
This is a terrific spot for a scenic walk along the water's edge. You cross a lovely arched stone bridge over the river, then pass O'Doherty's Keep built in the 1400s. Keep going down the path. You may see the cows grazing in the field. You come out on a paved path along the water's edge. There are benches along the way if you need a wee rest. The scenery is gorgeous and there's usually a fresh breeze blowing. There's plenty of free parking, too.
Written 7 June 2017
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Daugman
Seattle169 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
We fit this into our other plans; driving around Donegal. This has the remnants of a castle built, owned, by Cahir O'Doherty and then stolen by the English. Our photos of the sign and such are great keepsakes. the Keep is a boring stone tower, We didn't look at the rest.

I would not waste time unless you had a historical reason/goal
Written 5 December 2016
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59Monica4
Buncrana, Ireland17 contributions
Oct 2016
Within walking distance of most accommodation in the area. One can continue to walk aroma do Swan Park and to
Father Hegarty,s Rock and further to Stragill beach. Leave the car and enjoy walking, swimming, kayaking on the Crana River. Friendly welcome and easy going atmosphere
Written 12 October 2016
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Barbara K
Astoria, NY37 contributions
Sep 2016
The bridge at Swan Park is often shown in calendars and makes a great crossing point to the main buildings here. This is a short stop point for those that are passing through and a great place to get out of the car or tour bus and stretch your legs while taking in the ancient buildings and the gardens along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Written 5 October 2016
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Christine E
Bridgeport, CT297 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
This was not the most impressive old castle or building I saw along my trip, but the entire shore walk in Buncrana provided a good look at history and nature. The keep and castle along the walk were nice to look at but not as compelling as some of the other ruins I visited. Overall, the walk (I had a sunny spring day) was an excellent way to get some exercise and learn new things.
Written 21 April 2016
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