Few places in Donegal are as impressive from the air as Doon Fort.
And, while there’s a lot of uncertainty around getting to it, it’s a lovely little slice of ‘hidden Ireland’.
Below, you’ll find info on its history, getting to it and what to see and do nearby.
You’ll find Doon Fort finely plonked on an island in the centre of Loughadoon, not far from Narin Strand. It’s also a short drive from Ardara and Glenties.
A lot of people see the sign for Doon Fort next to this road and head down it, thinking that they’ll be able to see the fort. This isn’t the case and it’s a very narrow road that can be tricky for some drivers to navigate.
Interestingly enough, the land that Doon Fort sits on is privately owned. So, if you’re thinking about kayaking over to it and landing on the ‘island’, keep in mind that you’ll need permission. Best place to drone from is from right here: 54°50'03.5"N 8°27'46.5"W
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