Burt Castle Of The O’Doherty Clan

Burt Castle

Beside the southern shore of Lough Swilly stands Burt Castle. Built in the 1500’s it was once a stronghold of  the O’Doherty clan. Burt castle is perched on a hill that is surrounded by flat land. The occupants of the castle could see their enemy for miles and also see their other fortifications such as Inch castle and at Rathmullan. Today the castle lays […]

Dunree Fort

The Tri Colour at Dunree Fort

Dunree Fort was built high up above the rocky shore line at the mount of Lough Swilly leading into the North Atlantic. Perched ontop of Dunree Hill the fort was built during the Napoleonic Wars to protect the shore from an invasion and to protect any large ships that would have anchored in the Swilly.   The […]