Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Donegal

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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Let's witness the history of Donegal with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Donegal Castle

    #1 of 5 Historical Places in Donegal
    Donegal Castle

    Tags: River, Castle, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  2. Mamore Gap

    #2 of 5 Historical Places in Donegal
    Mamore Gap

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Statue, Hill

    Address: Urris, Clonmany, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 th...Read more

  3. Tory Island

    #3 of 5 Historical Places in Donegal
    Tory Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, War Memorial, Tourist Center

    Address: Tory Island, off Dongal Coast, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  4. Abbey Of The Four Masters

    #4 of 5 Historical Places in Donegal
    Abbey Of The Four Masters

    Tags: Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: The Quay, Donegal Town, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  5. The Diamond

    #5 of 5 Historical Places in Donegal
    The Diamond

    Tags: Hotel, Beach, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

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