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Donegal Castle

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Donegal Town, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)749722405
F: +353(0)749722436
E: donegalcastle@opw.ie

A restored 15th Century, Norman tower house, located in the centre of charming Donegal town.

Built by the O’Donnell chieftains in the 15th Century, beside the river Eske in Donegal Town, Donegal Castle was rebuilt in Jacobean style in the 16th Century by Sir Basil Brooke, after Hugh O’Donnell burnt it to the ground rather than let it fall into enemy hands. Information panels chronicle the history of the castle and guided tours are available.

For opening times, admission prices, facilities, etc, please see website.

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