Locations: Buncrana

The principal and largest town in the peninsula, Buncrana sits prominently on the shore of Lough Swilly, which translates, from Gaelic into the very appropriate “Lake of Shadows”. The importance of Lough Swilly to Buncrana during WWI became evident when Admiral Jellicoe moved his grand fleet from Scapa Flow to Lough Swilly. The Clan Ó’Dochartaigh has had a long affiliation with this town. The historic Ó’Dochartaigh’s Keep at the entrance to Swan Park sits beside Buncrana Castle, which is accessible via the Crana Bridge. This is also the starting point of the costal walk to Fr Hegarty’s Rock.Nearby is the location where the famous Irish revolutionary, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was captured on board a French warship during the 1798 rebellion. The town today has an abundance of bars and restaurants, nearby beaches and a children’s play area.

Buncrana Music Festival 2024

Festivals , Music Events , What's On

Front Hill House

Guesthouses + B&Bs , Stay

Lissadell Holiday Apartment

Campsites & Self Catering , Stay

Railway Road Buncrana

Jonny O’s Aul House

Campsites & Self Catering , Stay ,

Newly renovated luxury cottage, situated near Stragill Beach. This cottage has luxury outdoor facilities which has stunning views overlooking Lough [...]


Arts & Crafts , Retail

Handmade Donegal tweed crafts made locally in Buncrana by Aelish Galbraith and for sale in the Go Visit Inishowen Tourist [...]

Mc Kennas Londis Buncrana


Londis convenience supermarket, located across from Buncrana tourist office, has a number of services on offer. Facilities- Toilet Fuel pumps [...]

Eilís Galbraith Design

Arts & Crafts , Retail

Donegal designer, Eilís Galbraith is an experienced Textile Designer, offering a range of hand drawn, digitally printed Homeware Products, that [...]

Eggman Tours

Activities , History & Heritage , Tour Guides

Welcome to EggMan Tours, where we specialise in creating personalised and unforgettable experiences that cater to your every need. With [...]


Activities , See & Do ,

Summer Hours (School Holidays): Tuesday 27th June – Sunday 10th September Open Everyday: Weekdays: 10-6pm Sundays:    12-6pm   Winter [...]

Fort Dunree

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , Attractions , History & Heritage , See & Do ,

In the Irish language Dunree translates as Dun Fhraoigh, meaning, “Fort of the Heather,” indicating that is was an important [...]

McGonagles Buncrana

Bus & Coach Services , Getting Here

Route: Cockhill – Buncrana – Derry, Derry – Buncrana – Cockhill Carndonagh – Letterkenny, Letterkenny – Carndonagh   We operate [...]

Adam Rory Porter

Arts & Crafts , Arts & Crafts Trail , See & Do , Trail Guides
The Northern Light Gallery & Studio, Lower Main Street, Ardaravan, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

I’ve always loved the creative arts.  From entering the Texaco School art competition as a child, to studying Art, Design, [...]

Every Saturday

Buncrana Parkrun

Activities , Health & Wellbeing , See & Do , Sporting , What's On
Bayview, Aileach Rd, Ardaravan, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Buncrana’s own Parkrun community meets every Saturday morning at 9.30am at the Tip O’Neill monument on the Shore Front. The [...]

O’Doherty’s Keep

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
30 Cahir O'Doherty Ave, Ardaravan, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, F93 WP78, Ireland

Directions: Located near the mouth of the Crana River in Swan Park. Description: The O’Dohertys were the Gaelic lords of [...]

Wild Atlantic Wanderer

Campsites & Self Catering , Stay
Wild Atlantic Wanderer, Lower main street, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

We, at Wild Atlantic Wanderer pride ourselves in our beautiful luxurious Donegal self catering homes in Inishowen and Rathmullan – [...]

Fort Dunree Walking Trail

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Fort Dunree, Leophin, Linsfort, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 2km Time Needed: 45 mins to 1.5 hrs Grading: Easy to moderate Height Gain: 30m (with one particularly steep [...]

Buncrana Shore Path

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
Stragill Strand

Distance: 3km of path Time Needed: 1-2 hours Grading: Easy Height Gain: Negligible Trail Surface: Concrete, tarmac, gravel Location: Starts [...]

Lady’s Bay (Shore Front Beach)

Beach Trail , Beaches , See & Do ,
Ardeelin, Swilly Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Location: Accessed from the forefront of Grianan Park – 450m north of the Inishowen Tourist Office, Buncrana. Overview: Entitled in [...]