The Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium, Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland

  • Created: November 17, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Address:Greencastle, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Phone number:0749381363

The Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located in the old coastguard station above Greencastle harbour and has a commanding view over one of the premier fishing fleets in Ireland, with superb views over Lough Foyle towards County Derry. It is situated close to the terminal of the Greencastle – Magilligan ferry.

Among the Museum’s exhibits are a 19th century rocket cart used to aid survivors of wrecked ships; a traditional Fanad Curragh built with hazel rods, lathes and canvas; a wild fowling punt with a swivel gun and a Lough Foyle punt. The Museum also has a room devoted to the ships of the ill fated Spanish Armada which sunk off the Irish coast in 1588 and a room devoted to the part which Greencastle played in the history of emigration from Ireland in the 19th century.

The Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium is located in the old coastguard station above Greencastle harbour and has a commanding view over one of the premier fishing fleets in Ireland, with superb views over Lough Foyle towards County Derry. It is situated close to the terminal of the Greencastle – Magilligan ferry.

Among the Museum’s exhibits are a 19th century rocket cart used to aid survivors of wrecked ships; a traditional Fanad Curragh built with hazel rods, lathes and canvas; a wild fowling punt with a swivel gun and a Lough Foyle punt. The Museum also has a room devoted to the ships of the ill fated Spanish Armada which sunk off the Irish coast in 1588 and a room devoted to the part which Greencastle played in the history of emigration from Ireland in the 19th century.

Contact Details

Contact: Mary Duffy
Phone: 0749381363
Website: http://www.inishowenmaritime.com
Email: greencastlemaritime@eircom.net