Tower Tour

This tour includes:

  • Guided Tower Tour (Please note: height restriction – minimum height for children 1.2M) Grounds & Exhibition Spaces

For a truly special visit to Fanad Lighthouse, our guided tour experience is a must. All our guides are local and can give you an authentic insight into the Fanad peninsula and life at Fanad Lighthouse.

You will learn about the lives of the lighthouse keepers and their families who were stationed here.

There are stories of love and loss, hardship and resilience. Discover how the light itself has changed over the centuries, and how the latest technology has transformed lighthouses.

And, for an exhilarating moment to remember, climb to the top of the tower for spectacular 360 views of North Donegal, the Atlantic and Lough Swilly. With the addition of audio guides, our tour is now available Italian, French, German, Spanish as well as Irish and English.

Please note, children must be a minimum of 1.2m height to climb the tower.

For an Exhilarating Adventure, your group can go on board the Saldanha for our Virtual Reality Experience ‘The Storm, The Sea, The Saldanha’

Take time to appreciate the coastal spectacle that unfolds in Éist, a space to sit and absorb the stories and sounds of generations of life in a Gaeltacht lighthouse in a unique location.

Keeping with the multi-sensory experience, visit AMHARC to watch the sea-life and the birdlife on our coast, learn about their habits, their sounds, you might see some dolphins or even a whale!

You can show your mobile receipt at the tower, or redeem for a paper ticket in advance at the visitor centre.

Tower tour tickets may be booked online up until the day before your visit. Remaining time slots may be available on the day but we advise online booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Children under 5 are free so you do not need to add them to the booking – however, please note that the minimum height for climbing the tower is 1.2M. Any children under 1.2M must remain at the base of the tower with a guardian.

Adult: €10
Child: €5
Child under 5: Free
Family: 2 adults + up to 3 Children: €33
One Adult Family: €18



You MUST be at the tower for the time stated on your ticket – i.e., if you book the 11am timeslot, you must be at the tower for 11am.

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