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.

Chris Hadfield Space Oddity

During late 2014, Chris Hadfield visited Inishowen and Malin Head to experience Donegal’s section of the Wild Atlantic Way and the recent death of David Bowie brought this visit back to mind.

Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre

This video showcases the superb facilities at the Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre which is located just outside Clonmany village on the Inishowen Peninsula.

Fahan Cottage

Fahan Cottage is located along the Wild Atlantic Way on the Inishowen Peninsula and is within easy driving distance of golf courses, beaches, Buncrana and the Historic Walled City of Derry.

Moville Inishowen Donegal

Moville is located on the banks of Lough Foyle and is only a 30 min drive from the historic city of Derry. One of Donegal’s heritage towns, Moville takes it’s name from the Irish Maghbile, which means “Plain of the Ancient Tree” and refers to the site of an ancient monastery.

Porthaw Beach Buncrana Inishowen

This secluded beach is located close to Ned’s Point along the shorefront walk leading to Fr Hegarty’s Rock and Stragill to the north of Buncrana.

A Love Letter to Donegal

‘Atlantic Roar’ is a short film shot entirely on the Wild Atlantic Way on the Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal – using an entirely local crew. It is a film describing the little things that we would miss about living in Ireland

Chasing the Northern Lights

Chasing the Northern Lights off the north coast of Ireland has become a pursuit of passion for Donegal’s photographic community.

Moville Pier Inishowen

The pier and shorefront area in the seaside village of Moville, Inishowen. Once used as an emigration point, now popular with fishermen and the local rowing club.

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.

Buliban Cottage Malin Head

Buliban Cottage is situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, 2 kilometers from Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head on the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal.