Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle

Contact Details


Castle Street,
Co. Donegal,
F94 P996

Tel: +353 (74) 972 2405

Fax: +353 (74) 972 2436


Opening Hours


Open all year

Easter - Mid September
Daily. 10.00 - 18.00

Mid September - Easter
Thursday - Monday
09.30 - 16.30

Last Admission: 45 minutes before closing

Average Length of Visit: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Admission Fees

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


Exhibitions, public toilets

Restaurants/Tearooms: None




Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

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 +353 (1) 836 6111

Restaurant/Tearooms: None

Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Commercial photography requires permission