Leenan Fort Inishowen

An exploration of an abandoned British military base at Lenan Fort, guarding the mouth of Lough Swilly on the Inishowen peninsula, Donegal, Ireland.

Lookout posts, abandoned gun emplacements, underground magazine tunnels and other buildings stand in an amazing location surrounded by lough, sea and mountain.

In the video below Gerry McVeigh explores the site on foot.

More information about the Forts of Lough Swilly

Leenan Fort worked in collaboration with Dunree Fort to protect the Lough Swilly area. The fort closed in 1946, only eight years after it had been handed back to the Irish from the British. Although the fort is now in a dilapidated state the area itself provides breath-taking views of the surrounding area and out onto the sea.

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