Built in the 15th century on the banks of the River Eske, this solid gray-stone castle was once the chief stronghold for the O’Donnells, a powerful Donegal clan. In the 17th century, during the Plantation period, it was taken over by Sir Basil Brook, who added an extension with 10 gables, a large bay window, and smaller mullioned windows in Jacobean style. Much of the building has survived the centuries, and both the interior and exterior of the castle were beautifully restored in the 1990s. Guided tours run hourly, included in the admission price.
Donegal Town› Attraction
Castle St., Donegal, Co. Donegal
Our Rating Hours Easter to mid-Sept daily 10am–6pm; mid-Sept to Easter Thurs–Mon 9:30am–4:30pm; last admission 45 min before closing Phone 074/972-2405 Prices Admission €5 adults; €4 seniors; €3 students and children; €13 families Web site Donegal Castle
MapCastle St., Donegal, Co. Donegal Donegal Town
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