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Fish for the big catch in Killybegs, County Donegal

There’s a sense of adventure in having the chance to hold a freshly-caught, big fish. In the Northwest, you catch most Mackerel and Pollock. Different fishing operators offer a range of fishing licenses – even lobsters! I caught a lot of fish. Evidence above. www.killybegs.ie Killybegs Angling Charters – www.killybegsangling.com Fishing for big fish in […]

Overlooking Lough Swilly at Burt Castle: Burt, Co Donegal

Burt Castle is a hidden gem that many people pass by without visiting. There is no road leading to it and it is actually now located on private farmland – however, this means that when you visit, you are likely to have the whole place to yourself. You can park your car on the road […]

The Ghost Village at An Port, County Donegal

Not far from the village of Glencolmcille in west County Donegal there is a hidden village, found only by driving along an old road away from the main roads.  The village, now deserted, is called either The Ghost Village or The Deserted Village and sits on a rocky coastline just above the sea.  In earlier […]

Knitwear by Edel MacBride: Convoy, Co Donegal

Edel MacBride lists among Donegal’s celebrated contemporary fashion designers. She’s even gotten the attention of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Aiden Quinn, but she’s modest about such things and would much rather talk about great yarn and colors and designs than celebrities. In her studio, shop, and school, visitors can enjoy items ranging from simple […]

Tapping Toes and Bursting Bellies while Hanging out with the locals at the Bridge Bar: Ramelton, Co Donegal

In the sleepy village of Ramelton, there lies a local pub that shouldn’t be missed on your travels through County Donegal. The Bridge Bar was packed full of locals when we arrived, the only seats left in the pub were next to the musicians so we squeezed right in. We ate a tasty dinner and […]

St. Columba’s Well – Stations of Sainthood: Glencolmcille, Co Donegal

Nearby the lovely Glencolmcille Folk Village, if you drive to the other side of the bay and up the promontory, you can find St. Colmcille’s Well and the other holy stations associated with St. Colmcille and his journeys. There are signs that lead you from sacred spot to sacred spot. Even if you are uninterested […]

The Mighty Mount Errigal: Errigal, Co Donegal

Errigal Mountain dominates the landscape in this area, and is the tallest peak in the county. It is a fairly hikable mountain, with a ‘one-man’s pass’ along the top. However, you will need proper gear – good shoes, a walking stick, etc. If you want advice or assistance, you could go by (or stay at!) […]

Kilclooney Dolmen: Kilclooney Beg, Co Donegal

Just northwest of Ardara, take a 20 minute drive to Kilclooney Beg. Park near St. Conal’s church (there is a dolmen centre), there is a small farmhouse nearby – the dolmen is in the boglands behind the farmhouse. Be sure to wear shoes that will stay up to boggy conditions! Please stay to the right, […]

The Soft, Sandy Beach of Kinnagoe Bay: Mossy Glen, Co Donegal

Kinnagoe Beach, near Mossy Glen in the Inishowen Peninsula, is a spectacular beach, and well isolated from the teeming tourist crowds. It’s soft, sandy beach is a haven from the rocky outcroppings, and you can see for miles over the sea into the distance. One of the ships of the Spanish Armada, the Trinidad Valencera, […]

100 Miles of Beauty: Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal

The Inis Eoghain 100 (Inishowen) is a 100 mile long scenic drive around the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal. It is a lovely day trip, showing beaches, sea cliffs, charming towns and all sorts of Irish delights. Technically it starts in Bridgend, but you can start wherever you wish. Don’t miss delights such as Kinnagoe […]

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