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

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

  • Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouse in the world
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Fantastic insight into the rich and vibrant history of Fanad Lighthouse
  • Fanad 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.

Open Year Round

Please see the website for opening times and to book a tour.


Admission Rates Apply

See the website for admission prices.

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 Lighthouse

Fanad, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Eircode: F92 YC03
T: +353 (0)83 809 1199
W: www.greatlighthouses.comlighthousesfanad-head
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