Standing between idyllic Lough Swilly and sandy Mulroy Bay, Fanad Lighthouse has been voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world.
With its location in the Donegal Gaeltacht (an Irish speaking area) on the eastern shore of windswept Fanad Peninsula, it’s little wonder that this lighthouse is a Wild Atlantic Way highlight.
Give yourself plenty of time in this coastal corner. Time to take in the sensational scenery and really explore the wild and wonderful natural world around you – this area is regularly visited by whales, porpoises and dolphins. Learn more about Fanad Lighthouse and this remote, rugged area in the cosy visitor centre. Or to truly get away from it all, enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the characterful lightkeepers’ houses.
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 www.greatlighthouses.com
Open Year Round
7 days a week, 10.30am – 5.30pm
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there are no tower tours at present. Instead, there is a re-imagined tour and now offer an EXTENDED and ENHANCED self-guided tour with artefacts not previously on display and stories not previously told, as well as a brand new kids’ exhibition space.
Our guides will be at hand and happy to answer questions.
Please maintain social distancing.
Admission Prices 2020
€4 per adult / €10 family (2+2)
Children under 5 go free.
PARKING: Parking available on site
DINING/REFRESHMENTS: On-site Café and giftshop
WI-FI: Free Wi-Fi available
Located on the Eastern shore of Fanad Peninsula
Fanad, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
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