Donegal Cottages

Leenan Fort Inishowen

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.

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.

Inishowen From Above

The Inishowen Peninsula in all its glory! Ireland’s most northerly point has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country – watch and enjoy 🙂

Brookside Traditional Cottage

Brookeside Cottage is a one bedroom holiday home located in a tranquil rural setting just 2km from the centre of Carndonagh, Inishowen.

Moville to Greencastle Shore Path

This 3km long path skirts the shores of Lough Foyle between the popular seaside resort of Moville and the fishing village of Greencastle….

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.