Locations: Greencastle

This is a popular resort with a fine beach. It is an important commercial fishing port. It was once a place of historical importance. Richard de Burgo (often latinised as Richard de Burgo), the Red Earl of Ulster, selected the place as a site for a castle to dominate the O’Donnells and the O’Dohertys of Inishowen.This village has been synonymous with the sea for centuries and many generations of its people have sailed the seven seas. It is therefore only fitting that there is a Maritime Museum and Planetarium that houses hundreds of relics of the sea. The Irish National Fisheries College is also located here preparing young men and women for a life at sea. During the summer months, the ferry crosses the Foyle to the Causeway Coast – it links Greencastle with Magilligan Point; both popular seaside locations.
9th
to 11th Aug

Greencastle Regatta Festival

Festivals , What's On

7th
to 15th Oct

Northburgh Castle

Heritage Trail , History & Heritage , Must Sees , See & Do , Trail Guides
5, Eleven Ballyboes, The Fort, Co. Donegal, F93 T2P2, Ireland

Directions: Situated in the village of Greencastle on the Stroove Road. It can be easily viewed from the car park [...]

Inishowen Head Loop

See & Do , Trail Guides , Walking Trail
R241, Stroove, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Distance: 8.5km Time Needed: 2-3 hrs Grading: Moderate Height Gain: 230 metres Trail Surface: Bog roads, tarmac Location: 4km northeast [...]

Greencastle

Inishowen 100
Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland

This is a popular resort with a fine beach. It is an important commercial fishing port. It was once a [...]

Lough Foyle Ferry

Ferries , Getting Here ,
Lough Foyle Ferry, The Pier, Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland

Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry (Greencastle to Magilligan) A short crossing, with beautiful views of Inishowen and the north coast of [...]

Greencastle Regatta

Greencastle Regatta is one of the longest running Maritime Festivals in Ireland and is back again in 2023 from the [...]