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Inishowen Maritime Museum

The Museum 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.
In 2009 the Museum acquired a unique and unrivalled archive of material about Ireland’s long-standing fishing industry.’The Irish Skipper Archives’ is a vast collection of articles, information and important developments in the Irish fishing industry as published in ‘The Irish Skipper’ journal over the last four decades. The Museum has a coffee, craft and souvenir shop.The Inishowen Maritime Museum also includes a state-of-the-art Planetarium. This wonderful facility gives the visitor the ability to see how mariners used to navigate with the stars, and also provide dazzling astronomy and light shows.

The Inishowen Maritime Museum provides customers with information on the history and culture and biodiversity of Greencastle and the surrounding areas. This is at the core of what the museum does, providing education to all customers. With this in mind management have designed an environmental management system that ensures good waste management, energy conservation and water conservation. We promote best environmental practice where possible, all food for the tea rooms is sourced locally and we attract coach tours, and passengers from the nearby Greencastle ferry.
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