Tours Overview


tour 1

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.


  • CLIMB 76 steps to the top for spectacular views

  • EXPLORE Lough Swilly’s history and shipwrecks

  • HEAR stories of the lighthouse keepers & their families

  • LEARN about the light and aids to navigation

  • EXPERIENCE a working lighthouse

tour 2
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Our guided tours last approximately 45 mins (depending on the group). You will learn about the lives of the lighthouse keepers who were stationed here, and their families. There are stories of love and loss, hardship and resilience. You will be fascinated to hear how the light itself has changed over the centuries, and how the latest technology has transformed lighthouses.

Your tour will culminate with a climb to the top of the tour, where you will be treated to spectacular 360 views of north Donegal.

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


Covid-19 Update

We are now open! The visitor centre will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in May 2021 and we will publish our full summer schedule shortly. Once again, due to COVID restrictions we will be offering grounds only tickets in May, followed by self-guided tours of grounds and indoor spaces from June. Accommodation will be open again from the beginning of June. For queries, contact

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