Walking Tour Buncrana

Walking Tour Buncrana

Tour – Available every Wednesday at 11am in May – October, pre-booking essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to the richly history town of Buncrana by Ireland’s only qualified tourist guides. They are the internationally respected Fáilte Ireland registered / fully insured qualified guides. They will ensure you take away a full understanding of Buncrana, and show you the must-see highlights. The walking tour will be enjoyable, informative, interesting, entertaining, and historically correct!
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Buncrana, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Tour – Available every Wednesday at 11am in May – October, pre-booking essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to the richly history town of Buncrana by Ireland’s only qualified tourist guides. They are the internationally respected Fáilte Ireland registered / fully insured qualified guides. They will ensure you take away a full understanding of Buncrana, and show you the must-see highlights. The walking tour will be enjoyable, informative, interesting, entertaining, and historically correct!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Amazing Grace Park, Railway Road, Buncrana Ireland

Once a piece of wasteland, the stretch of land has now been completely transformed with a stunning water feature, plants and flowers, pathways and benches including an anchor-shaped viewing area looking over Lough Swilly and Buncrana pier. Here we’ll start to hear the fascinating story of John Newton, the redeemed Slave Master.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buncrana Lighthouse, Shore Front, Buncrana Ireland

This little lighthouse stood at this location for 133 years between 1876 until 2009 after which it was condemned to the scrap yard.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, Stone Jug Cahir o’Doherty Avenue, Buncrana Ireland

A beautiful viewing point overlooking Lough Swilly. Here the guide will finish the enthralling story of John Newton’s road to redemption, from slave master to devoted minister.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Swan Park, Cahir O’Doherty Avenue, Buncrana Ireland

A park gifted to the town by Henry Swan featuring a beautiful riverside walk along the Crana. We’ll walk through the park to exit at the other side of Buncrana Town.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: O’Doherty’s Keep & Buncrana Castle, Cahir o’Doherty Avenue, Buncrana Ireland

You’ll get a beautiful view of the 6-arch bridge over the Crana river, perfect for photographs. You’ll then walk over the bridge to Buncrana Castle and the old 14th century Norman Keep, all the while being told the fascinating history of Cahir O’Doherty – the teenager rebel who was decapitated by the crown forces.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Buncrana, Buncrana, County Donegal

In the town you’ll stop at the Market Square. This is the location of a 1922 shooting which killed two young girls during a bank robbery at the Royal Bank, now the AIB. Many regard these to have been the first shots fired in the Civil War, between the pro and anti-Treaty IRA. This is also the perfect time to visit the popular sweetstore ‘Munchies’.

Duration: 15 minutes