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Inishowen Maritime Museum

Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium is located at the Old Coast Guard station over looking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of the beautiful Lough Foyle. It is situated beside the Lough Foyle ferry entrance; this passenger/car ferry service runs between Greencastle and Magilligan, Co. Derry

If you wish to contact us or have any queries on our new full-dome digital theatre please do not hesitate to call the museum on (00353) 074 9381363.

Note: During winter hours, planetarium shows are not presented at pre-set times. As long as a staff member is present to run the shows, they are available anytime on a walk-in basis. (min 6 persons for unscheduled shows during winter opening hours)

For information or bookings, call 074 938 1363.

From N.I. & U.K.: 00 353 74 938 1363

Family and group rates available. School groups especially welcome!

Open All Year Round

Summer Opening

May – 1st September

Monday – Saturday

10.00am – 5:30pm

Sunday

12.00pm – 5pm

Last show 3.00pm

Last admission 4.30pm

Winter Opening

1st September – May

Monday – Friday

10.30am – 4.00pm

Last admission 3.30pm

Other times by appointment

 

Sponsors and Friends of Inishowen Maritime Museum

Inishowen Maritime Museum, located at the Old Coastguard Station in Greencastle, has been at the heart of the community, preserving and showcasing Inishowen’s rich maritime heritage for the past 30 years. The museum has achieved great success over the years and has held many exhibitions and events to promote the importance of the Inishowen sea faring community. The museum is continuing its progress by being part of the Museums Standards Programme of Ireland with the Heritage Council and with its close partnership with Failte Ireland.

Since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic the museum has received no operational support from the council or from any other government body. The prolonged periods of closure forced upon us by the pandemic and the rising energy costs due to the war in Ukraine have meant that we have had to make serious cutbacks in order to keep our doors open. To this end, we are hoping to establish Sponsors and Friends of the museum to help ensure our future.

We are asking that you would consider being a sponsor or friend of the museum on an annual basis. Being a sponsor or friend will entitle you to free access to the museum, museum run events and additional benefits listed below.

Sponsor – €500 Annual Fee Friend – €100 Annual Fee
Free access to the museum and

museum run events all year

Free access to the museum and

museum run events all year

Free entry for up to 10 guests per year Free entry for up to 5 guests per year
Listing as sponsor on website and at museum Listing as friend on website and at museum

 

Your support is vital for the future of the museum. We are now a registered charity so tax benefits may accrue to donors.

If you are happy become a sponsor or friend, we would be grateful for your contribution. The easiest way to make the payment is by setting up a standing order to be paid recurring on the 1st of May via online banking direct to our account stating your name as the reference:

ACC – Inishowen Maritime Heritage CLG

IBAN – IE09BOFI 904771 89425514

BIC – BOFIIE2DXXX

 

The payment can also be made by calling to the museum and paying by card or cash.

We look forward to having you on board!

Regards,

The Board and Staff

Films of Greencastle Past Now on Museum’s YouTube Page

We are proud to showcase a number of films from Greencastle’s past, which includes the Foyle Warrior and Northern Celt arriving in Greencastle for their official Launch, Sea Angling in Greencastle in the 1950’s, Opening of Inishowen Maritime Memorial by President Mary Robinson, 6th of June 1997, The Blessing of The Boats in Greencastle 2001 and much more. To watch these films please visit our YouTube page Inishowen Maritime Museum or click on this link YouTube.com/@inishowenmaritimemuseum . We would Like to thank Hugh McHenry for donating these films to the Maritime Museum

Music at the Maritime Concert being held at the Museum

We are proud to announce that Inishowen Maritime Museum will be holding “Music at the Maritime”, a series of music concerts being played by a number of different bands/groups. Tickets are being sold for €15 each on www.eventbrite.ie , just search for the the names and follow the instructions.

Here is the line up for the concert.

Sick & Indigent Song Club – 18th August

Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne – 1st September

Jimmy Crowley & Eve Telford – 29th September

Donegal Camerata – 3rd November

 

Here is the eventbrite link for the first concert by Sick & Indigent Song Club, the links for the other concerts will be posted the closer we get to them. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/music-at-the-maritime-the-sick-and-indigent-song-club-concert-tickets-678738594407?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

 

For more information please email us at greencastlemaritime@outlook.com

 

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