Historic Building in Buncrana

O'Doherty's Keep

At the northern end of the seafront, the picture-perfect early-18th-century, six-arched Castle Bridge leads to these tower house ruins originally built by the O'Dohertys, the local chiefs, in 1430. It was burned by …
Historic Building in Buncrana

Buncrana Castle

At the side of O'Doherty's Keep is the manor-like Buncrana Castle, built in 1718 by John Vaughan, who also constructed the bridge. Wolfe Tone was imprisoned here following the unsuccessful French invasion in 1798.
Park in Buncrana

Swan Park

This lovely forested park area by the River Carna is very picturesque, with small fairy doors in the trees and lovely views. Kids love it.
Historic Building in Buncrana

Ned's Point Fort

Walk 500m from O'Doherty's Keep (turn left and stick to the shoreline) to find squat Ned's Point Fort (1812), built by the British.
Beach in Buncrana

Straghill Strand

This remote and attractive beach is excellent for a walk and for views over Lough Swilly.