Tag: County Donegal

  • Ships at Killybegs Canon PowerShot S95 2016 After a long day of visits to Ardara, Glengesh Pass, and Glencolmcille, we stopped in Killybegs for dinner. I was exhausted, and just wanted to go straight home. It took some doing, but Margaret convinced me to stop for photos in the harbor.

  • Ascending Slieve League

    Ireland has no shortage of cliffs overlooking the ocean. Some of the highest — nearly 2,000 feet above sea level — are at Slieve League, in western County Donegal. For Margaret and me, this was the last stop of a very long day. We’d packed too much in: Ardara, Glengesh Pass, Glencolmcille. And by the…

  • A model for living the faith: Father McDyer and alleviating poverty in Glencolmcille

    Christians get a bum rap these days as being bigoted and small minded. Perhaps it’s because some high-profile people who claim to follow Christ behave that way. Perhaps it’s because many people experienced a rule-based, condemning Christianity as children. But most Christians I know go quietly about their faith. The ones who live it out…

  • A terraced cemetery in Ardara

    Margaret and I loosely followed the Irish coast as we worked our way south from Ireland’s northern tip. This frequently put us on the Wild Atlantic Way, a byway of sorts that traces the entire western Irish coast. When we figured out what it was, we decided to follow it wherever we could. This led us…

  • The ring fort at Grainan of Aileach

    Where the Inishowen Peninsula begins, way up near Ireland’s northernmost tip and not far from the border with Northern Ireland, a series of narrow country roads take you high up a hill to this structure. It’s a ring fort, a round structure of stone, thought to be built during medieval times. There’s some disagreement about…

  • Irish landscape Canon PowerShot S95 2016 All across Ireland, we found the views to be stunning. This is the view from the Grainan of Aileach, near Burt, in Co. Donegal.

  • Here, have a frog Canon PowerShot S95 2016 A pocket park in Letterkenny, County Donegal, features some bronze statues. This one is passing a frog to the statue next to it.

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