An amazing journey of discovery awaits you on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Standing between idyllic Lough Swilly and sandy Mulroy Bay, Fanad Head Lighthouse has been voted one of the  most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Its location within the Donegal Gaeltacht (an Irish speaking area), on the eastern shore of the Fanad Peninsula, is truly breathtaking. No wonder it’s a highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Give yourself plenty of time here. Time to take in the spectacular scenery, to explore the wild and wonderful natural world around you: the area is regularly visited by whales, porpoises and dolphins.

Learn more about Fanad Head Lighthouse and this very special area in the Visitor Centre at the lighthouse.
To plan more visits to Great Lighthouses of Ireland see

  • Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouse in the world
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Fantastic insight into the rich and vibrant history of Fanad Lighthouse
  • Fanad Head Lighthouse is situated on the northern coast of the Fanad Peninsula in North Donegal.
  • The Lighthouse is a signature discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • The light is 39 metres above sea level and there are 79 steps in the tower.
  • Fanad Lighthouse now offers guests the opportunity to stay in newly refurbished self catering cottages. There are three cottages available at the Lighthouse for a truly unique holiday experience.

Open Year Round

April to May: Tuesday to Sunday
June to August: Open  Daily 
September: Tuesday to Sunday
November to March: Weekends 11:00–16:00, other times by appointment

Tours every half hour.
Group bookings by appointment at other times. Tours available in English, Irish or German by appointment.
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Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €9.00
Tour without tower: €6
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €22.00
Family (2 adults + 3 children): €25.00

Useful Information

PARKING: Parking available on site
DINING/REFRESHMENTS: On-site Café and giftshop
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available

Getting There

Located on the Eastern shore of Fanad Peninsula

Map Location: 55.276577, -7.636537
Contact Fanad Head Lighthouse

Fanad, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Eircode: F92 YC03
T: +353 (0)83 809 1199
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