Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle

Contact Details

Address: Castle Street, Donegal, Co. Donegal, F94 P996

Telephone No: +353 74 972 2405

Fax No: +353 74 972 2436


Opening Hours

Easter - Mid September:

Daily, 10:00 - 18:00

Mid September - Easter:
Thurs - Mon, 09.30 - 16.30

Last Admission: 45 mins. before closing

Average Length of Visit: 45 mins. - 1 hour

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00


Exhibitions, public toilets

Restaurants/Tearooms: None



Built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O'Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Limited access for people with disabilities to the ground floor.

Location: In the centre of Donegal Town

Guided Tours: Available every hour.
Max. No: 35
Duration: 30 mins

Leaflet/Guide Booklet: English, Irish, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111

Restaurant/Tearooms: N/A

Seasonal Events: N/A

Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Commercial photography requires permission