Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, has announced a 12.5m euro investment to develop Fort Dunree tourist attraction in Donegal, Ireland.

The Fort Dunree site currently features watchtowers, alongside military memorabilia and coastal guns.

9.5m euros will be invested by Fáilte Ireland. The visitor experience will be developed to showcase the unique political, social and military history of the site.

There is a planned glass walkway, and a proposed Funicular, which will provide visitors with a memorable climb to the High Fort. The site’s descent will offer views of Lough Swilly, a glacial inlet in the sea that lies between the Inishowen Peninsula and the Fanad Peninsula.

Liam Ward, director of community development and planning services at Donegal County Council commented on the planned extension to Fort Dunree: “The development of Fort Dunree and Heady using this Fáilte Ireland funding will be transformational for the tourism offering in Donegal and the surrounding areas.

“We look forward to commencing the project, which will encourage more visitors, domestic and international, to explore and spend time in this uniquely beautiful part of Ireland.”