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Fort Dunree, Inishowen

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Episode 6 : Fort Dunree
Fort Dunree is now a military museum with one of the World’s finest artillery collections. It is also a wildlife centre with displays and information about the local wildlife on land, in the sea and in the air. It’s spectacular location is home to more than 3km of scenic walks. 

The Fort was one of six built by the British to protect Lough Swilly. It remained under British control until handed over to the Irish army on 3rd October 1938. By coincidence, Sergeant O’Flynn, of the Royal Artillery, who hauled down the Union Jack, and Sergeant McLaughlin, of the Eire force, who hoisted the tricolour, were brothers-in-law.

For more information about Fort Dunree, including function hire for events and weddings as well as the Fort Dunree Membership Pack, please visit dunree.pro.ie.

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