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Buncrana is located on the banks of Lough Swilly, which translates, from the Gaelic into the very appropriate Lake of Shadows. The importance of Lough Swilly to Buncrana during W.W.1 became evident when Admiral Jellicoe moved his grand fleet from Scapa Flow to Lough Swilly.

The Clan O’Dochertaigh has had a long affiliation with this town and the historic O’Dochertaigh’s Keep still stands near the lovely walk towards Fr. Hegarty’s Rock.

Amazing Grace
Lough Swilly has a rich and varied history - it is where John Newton was inspired to write the world-famous hymn Amazing Grace after being saved from a severe storm on April 8th 1748.

Wolfe Tone

Also nearby is the spot where Wolf Tone was taken ashore following his capture on board a French warship during the 1798 rebellion.

Swan’s Park & Crana River
A beautiful riverside walk and park
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