Buncrana, from the Irish meaning “foot of the (River) Crana”, is a town in north County Donegal.
It is located beside Lough Swilly on the Inishowen peninsula. Lisfannon beach, a Blue Flag beach, sits on the shores of Lough Swilly just south of the town.
Buncrana is the historic home of the O’Doherty clan and originally developed around the defensive tower known as O’Doherty’s Keep, the only surviving part of an original 14th-century Norman castle, at the mouth of the River Crana.
The town moved to its present location just south of the River Crana when George Vaughan built the main street in 1718.
During the 1798 Rebellion, Theobald Wolfe Tone was held in Buncrana Castle when he was captured after the British/French naval battle off the coast of Donegal.
Take a stroll through the enchanting Swan Park with a peaceful wooded walk and beautiful old stone bridges.
If you would like to add any information or to advertise your business, please get in touch to feature on our website and in our ‘WanderPast the Wild Atlantic Way’ guide.