Nowadays, given the decline in the fishing industry, it resembles more closely a ‘typical’ Donegal holiday village. It is located a few miles from Moville and is about 20 miles from Derry. Greencastle’s name comes from the castle in the area, which, in turn, may have derived its name from the green freestone with which it was built. Attractions in the area include Doagh Island Famine Village
This ancient Inishowen castle, originally built by the Anglo-Normans, is also known as Newburgh Castle. A car ferry service operates from the harbour to Magilligan in north County Derry giving easy access to such attractions as the Giant’s Causeway.
The Irish National fisherman’s training centre is also located in the village. Just outside the village, on the way to Shroove Lighthouse, you’ll find Greencastle Golf Club.