My little piece of heaven

I spent a pleasant couple of days in beautiful Donegal with my mum and sons. Donegal was recently voted the coolest place on earth  (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/01/donegal-tourism-coolest-place-on-planet-national-geographic), this was not news for us because my family have been going to the same spot in Donegal for over 40 years. The part of Donegal we go to is very remote and not at all touristy. There a number of holiday homes in the area owned and rented by people from all over the world, who like us, have discovered this little piece of heaven on earth. It’s a two and a half hour drive from our home and we stop off at Aldi in Dungloe town to stock up on food for our stay. This is a bit of a treat as there are no Aldi in Northern Ireland as far as I know so it’s somewhere ‘different’ to shop. Dungloe is a vibrant little town with  places to eat and a few shops which I will mention in later posts as we didn’t stop this time apart form Aldi. It is also home of the Mary from Dungloe festival ( http://maryfromdungloe.com/ ) and the Daniel O Donnell Visitor Centre ( http://www.danielodonnellvisitorcentre.com/ ) – Daniel is from nearby Kincasslagh. Dungloe has a new hotel which looks lovely and mum and I have promised ourselves a night there before the end of the year  http://waterfronthoteldungloe.ie/  (a bit of a change from the caravan we normally stay in).

So we headed away to a place right beside the sea with no electricity so no WIFI and therefore no TV or PlayStation etc etc. Heaven. We only went for one night so the boys didn’t suffer too much from tech withdrawal!!

I took  my new camera for the first time so was in heaven trying it out on the wild flowers, the beach etc. We went for walks, skimmed pebbles, talked, read and it was nice just to be together in a peaceful, quiet haven.

 

Donegal Day Trip

A beautiful sunny day here and a wee day out was called for. We are just a few miles away from Magilligan where a ferry runs to Greencastle in Donegal every 45 minutes or so. It’s quick and cheap (only ¬£13 return) and allows quick access to Donegal and the Lough Foyle shoreline.  We set off this morning with the  aim of walking along the shoreline from Moville towards Greencastle.The route is downloadable here: http://www.letswalkdonegal.com/route-maps/

There’s a car park near the shore in Moville village and then you can walk for 4 km along the shore path. There are lots of little beaches to explore along the way and lots of benches for resting or just stopping to soak up the sun. This is great for me as I’m an avid beachcomber. There’s a watersports centre where you can hire kayaks etc and Moville village is small and quaint.

 

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Look at this cute little library we saw down by the shore in Moville village!
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I just want to step over but unfortunately it leads into someone’s garden
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What a beautiful boat sculpture made from driftwood … called ‘Splinter’ … love it
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Love this sign.