Donegal is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Donegal one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Donegal is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Donegal or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Donegal. Explore the historical monuments of Donegal with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Donegal guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Donegal page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Donegal landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Donegal.
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Donegal is translated at ‘Dun nan nGall’ which means for of the foreigner. The fortress was built on a destroyed Viking Fort supposedly built around 1159. Further Sir O’Donnell built the Castle in 1474. In the history of Donegal the fortress proves to be the most popular monument due to its rich history. In the 1600’s the O&...
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Urris, Clonmany, Ireland
An hour’s drive north of the Diamond, Mamore Gap was once the only gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on the east and the hill of Craogh Carragh on the west.
Tourists love to drive to the spot to experience one of the best views in the whole of Ireland. A h...
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Tory Island, off Dongal Coast, Ireland
Tory Island is located almost 15 km off Donegal Coast. Much more preferred for atleast 2 days, the island is dipped in history and has many tourist attractions of its own.
Since the 1950’s after the Battle of Tory island, the Island has become a community of many artists who have settled here.
Following long-standing tradition, a "king" is ch...
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The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland
Located 26 kilometres south of the Diamond, the abbey consists of ruins which dominate the beautiful terrain. Situated where the River Eske meets the Donegal Bay, the monastery was founded in 1474 by the first Red Hugh O'Donnell and his wife Lady Nuala for Franciscan Friars.
For the next 130 years it became one of the most important centers for rel...
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Co. Donegal, Ireland
The Diamond is the name given for the Donegal town centre. The place is constantly buzzing with tourists swarming in and out of local pubs, hotels, restaurants and shops. A vast pedestrian area covers the spot with places to sit surrounded by vivid greenery.
A must visit for experiencing the city’s rhythm, The Diamond forms the perfect hotspo...