Locations: Fahan

This is the site of the ancient 7th Century Abbey of St. Mura. The cross of St. Mura marks his grave 654A.D. Other artefacts found here are the Wishing Stone and Greek Cross, both of which are set in the outer wall surrounding the site. Legible marked graves date from 1652 and include the names of the early plantation settlers of the area. Another grave worthy of note is that of Agnes Jones a nursing colleague of Florence Nightingale, who died in 1868. Across the road in the grounds of the Protestant Church is the mass grave of 68 victims of H.M.S Laurentic which was lost on January 26th, 1917 at the mouth of Lough Swilly following an attack by a German U-Boat. A major claim to fame for this village is that Cecil Frances Alexander, wife of the then Anglican Bishop of Derry, wrote “There is a Green Hill Far Away”, “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and “Once in David’s Royal City”, while living in the local rectory. The focal point of Fahan is the Lough Swilly Marina, which provides a sheltered anchorage for 400 boats and yachts.

The Railway Tavern

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The Railway Tavern, Station Road, Figary, Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland

We warmly welcome you to the Railway Tavern and sincerely hope you enjoy your food, drinks and entertainment with us. [...]

Lough Swilly Marina

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Lough Swilly Marina, Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland

The Marina is conveniently located at Fahan between Derry/Londonderry in the North of Ireland and Buncrana in the South along [...]

St Mura’s cross

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7 The Rectory, Carrontlieve, Fahan, Co. Donegal, F93 W5R2, Ireland

Directions: Situated in the graveyard of the old abbey which lies alongside the main Buncrana to Derry Road in the [...]

Wild Atlantic Wanderer

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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 – [...]


Inishowen 100
Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland

This is the site of the ancient 7th Century Abbey of St Mura. The cross of St. Mura marks his [...]

The Red Door Country House

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The Red Door Country House, Carrowmullin, Carrontlieve, Fahan, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland

The Red Door Country House Built in 1789 is situated in the Northern Headlands section of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. [...]

St. Mura’s Cross

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Saint Mura's, Castletown, Fahan, County Donegal, Ireland

The site of the ancient Abbey of St. Mura lies in Fahan Village. This monastery flourished during the seventh century. [...]