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“Donaghdee Harbour”
Review of Donaghadee Harbour

Donaghadee Harbour
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Nice walk in Donaghdee but not very big. Nice park area for children but need to keep them close by for safety.

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is certainly one of the most attractive harbours in Ireland, steeped in history and offers beautiful views back towards the lovely small town of Donaghadee and across the Irish Sea to the Copeland Islands and Scotland.

For centuries this has been a haven for ships dating back to 1616 to accommodate vessels ferrying between Scotland and Ireland. The Engineer who designed the current harbour using limestone from Anglesey in Wales also worked on the London Bridges over the Thames and the foundation stone was laid by the Marquess of Downshire in 1821.

When walking out along the harbour look back and you will see the Moat which has a miniscule castle on top. This was built to securely house the explosives for the blasting involved in the construction of the harbour. After visiting the harbour a walk to the top of the Moat will provide even better views of Donaghadee.

Due to the unique setting the harbour has been used as the setting for books and films such as in the children's television series Lifeboat Luke. It was also used in the film Mickybo and Me and Divorcing Jack. In May 2009, the seafront was used as a location for the ITV Studios production 'Mo' which saw Julie Walters visit the town.

If the suns out with blue skies all around the harbour is simply beautiful, sometimes you can watch local children diving off the pier into the sea, if there’s a storm the harbour is very atmospheric but be wary of the waves coming over the sea wall!

Thank NIreland77
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

A short walk down a traditional pier,reference to the tragic sinking of the Princess Victoria ,many were rescued by the Donaghadee lifeboat

Thank keirhardy
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Nice place for a stroll round he town and coast. Several good pubs and a Lifeboat souvenir shop

Thank Heresay
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

a light house at the end of a pier .donaghadee has a number of restaurants and oldest pub in ireland ,that is it nothing exciting about the town at all, the harbour is as boring as a small pier with a light house can get

Thank liznal
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