Lough Swilly & Fort Dunree


Lough Swilly & Fort Dunree


On this scenic walking tour we will travel through time to explore the story of Lough Swilly and Fort Dunree.

Join us on a fascinating journey from the end of the last Ice Age to the arrival of the first inhabitants, to Dunree becoming the reputed royal seat of the McLaughlin Clan and a site of strategic and defensive importance during the Napoleonic, First and Second World Wars.

Gain an insight into the local flora and fauna in a truly wild and unforgettable location.

Admission to the Fort and refreshments in the local café are also included.


Read about this guided walk in more detail below


You can read our FAQs HERE


What's included?

·    A qualified local walking guide
·    Tea/coffee and scones in Ireland’s most scenic coffee shop
·    Museum entrance

* This tour can also be arranged as a sunset tour – in that case there would be no admission to the museum or tea / coffee and scone.

Availability & Times

1st April- 30th September:
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 11am

1st October – 31st March:
On request. Please contact info@solasireland.com

Private Bookings: 
Alternative times available on request for private bookings.

Duration: 1 hour
Distance: 1 km

Start Time:
For sunset hikes: times vary across the season


Group/Multiple Bookings

Yes, you can book more than one person onto a tour once you choose your preferred date, on the Cart page.

Please note that all walks and hikes apart from A Walk Through Time and Fort Dunree Sunset Walk are for over 16s.

Maximum 12 people for each tour.

Off Season Bookings/Private Bookings

Any tours that you would like to arrange outside of the scheduled dates may be booked by contacting info@solasireland.com

Special Requirements

Comfortable shoes and a waterproof coat and a warm layer should the weather turn. Don’t forget your camera! This walk includes a path with steep steps which may be slippery in places.

Age Restrictions

Children accompanied by parents are welcome on this tour, must be 12 years or older.

We would require a ratio of max 2 children per adult, to ensure proper supervision.

Fitness Level Required

A basic of fitness is required. 


This route can be altered to be disability friendly.

 This should be arranged in advance by contacting  info@solasireland.com

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy (for scheduled and private tours):

  • 29 days or more before the walk: no cancellation fee
  • 15-28 days before the walk: 50% cancellation fee
  • 8-14 days before the walk: 75% cancellation fee
  • 7 days or less before the walk: 100% cancellation


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