‘Flight Of The Earls’ Heritage Centre


This Battery was one of a series of Napoleonic defences on Lough Swilly built by British forces in 1810.  The exhibition commemorates the ‘Flight of the Earls’, the departure of the last of the great Irish chieftains, Hugh O’Neill (Earl of Tyrone) & Rory O’Donnell (Earl of Tyrconnell), on September 14, 1607.  The display also addresses the life and times of the Earls and the aftermath of their flight.  

Opening Times:  June – Mid-September: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed for lunch: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) & Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Telephone:  +353 (0)74 915 8178  or  915 8131

Website: www.govisitdonegal.com