C2737 : Donegal: Knockalla Fort

near to Bunnaton and Milltown, Donegal, Ireland

Donegal: Knockalla Fort
Donegal: Knockalla Fort
Knockalla Fort (elevation 24 metres, 80 feet) was built in 1810 by the British as a defence against possible French invasion of Ireland. The fort was one of six built on Lough Swilly and acted as the main headquarters. It comprises a Martello tower with walls 11 foot thick and faced with sandstone to minimise the effects of shrapnel on the men below during attack. Inside the fort there are two wells; one is located at the foot of the tower and the second, if the siege took a turn for the worse, inside the tower itself. The fort and surrounding grounds were sold in the 2000s for 740,000.
Discovery Map Series 2: Map Ref. C27164 37134
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2010
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Sunday, 11 April, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 25 May, 2010
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Fort   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! C 27164 37134 [1m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.8351N 7:34.4624W
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Irish: geotagged! C 27164 37134
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