How to Get Here... (to Óstán Thoraí)
Dairy ferry service from Magheroarty
Access to Tory Island is by the official passenger boat, the Tory Ferry
- The Queen of Aran from Magheraroarty Pier (Harbour) - the big blue boat bearthed at the end of the harbour
Phone: 087 199 3710 / Intl: +353 87 199 3710
Always check the timetable, and book your ferry ticket in advance via the ferry website, by calling the ferry office, or by downloading the Tory Ferry app to your phone.
The harbour at Magheroarty is accessed on the R257. Take the R257 road at the junction on the N56 (heading northwest from Letterkenny, or northeast from Dunloe direction), just outside Gortahork, The harbour is 3Km from this junction just after Gortahork when coming from Letterkenny direction, just before Gortahork when heading from the Dunloe/Gweedore direction.
Free public parking is available at Magheroarty harbour
We recommend arriving 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time - the ferry will depart on the minute, so also allow 5 to 10minutes to walk the length of the harbour to the ferry.
The Eircode for the ferry office is F92 RPX3 – you can type this code into google.com on your mobile phone to get the map and directions
Satellite/GPS co-ordinates for Cé Mhachaire Rabhartaigh / Magheraroarty Pier, Gort an Choirce
(55.147954, -8.17726) i.e. North 55.147954, West 8.177261
Getting to Gort An Choirce, Co. Dhún na nGall (Gorahork) by Bus - the bus will go as far as Falcaragh/ Gortahork, You can then get a taxi to the harbour - phone Woods Taxis on 086 086 1921
Daily Bus services from Dublin, Galway and Belfast
Feda O'Donnell: (Galway-Donegal) Phone: +353 (0)74 954 8114
John McGinley: (Dublin-Donegal) Phone: +353 (0)74 9135201
Patrick Gallagher: (Belfast-Donegal) Phone: +353 (0)74 953 1107
Map of Mhachaire Rabhartaigh / Magheraroarty and Thoraigh / Tory Island