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.

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Contact Details

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