River Eske

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  • Day9

    Donegal, Ireland

    August 28, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    We left Achill Island in the rain and wind this morning, we have been very fortunate so far with the weather. On our way we drove to the headland of Mullaghmore, we read the town was where Lord Mountbatten holidayed and had been assassinated whilst fishing off these shores, coincidentally the anniversary of his death had been on 27 August. The reason for our detour had been to view a Castle that is prominent on Mullaghmore's skyline, Classiebawn Castle which was formerly the holiday home of Lord Mountbatten.

    We then travelled along the banks of the Lower Lough Erne which took us into Northern Ireland on our way to Enniskillen. We were hoping for some scenery, but the roads are narrow and right up to the tree line so there is no room for stopping and we only had glimpses of the lake at times. Once we reached Enniskillen and had lunch we followed the opposite bank of the lake back to Ireland and onto Donegal. The rain had cleared by mid afternoon so we had a walk around town, our accommodation is right in the middle of town on Diamond Square. We walked along the banks of the Eske river which flows into Donegal Bay. The walk amongst the moss covered trees was like walking through an enchanted forest, there were fairy doors in the nooks of the trees and mushrooms and toadstools growing in the mossy banks.
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  • Day20

    Der Tag dümpelt dahin

    August 6, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wunderbar gefrühstückt machen wir uns auf die Weiterreise. Killybeggs nach Donegal. Dort steht das Donegal Castle welches wir jedoch nur in der Vorbeifahrt aufnehmen. Weiter nach Ballyshannon und stoppen in Drumcliff wo am Straßenrand eine Markt erkennbar ist. Dort findet ein Kunst- und Handwerkermarkt statt. Kinder führen Stepptänze auf und Künstler bieten die tollsten handgefertigten Waren an. Petra kauft ein kleines Portmonee und wir beobachten das Treiben mit einem Kaffee. Das Wetter ist eine Pracht!

    Danach geht es weiter nach Sligo und Ballina. Die Gegend wird trist und flacher. Da das Wetter nun schlagartig auf ganz mies umschlägt, fahren wir gleich weiter auf Achilles Island heraus. Ein Surferparadies. Selbst bei starkem Regen sind massenweise Kitesurfer auf dem Wasser.
    Es regnet in Strömen und wir fahren wieder Richtung Inland. In Newport gehen wir zum Essen in ein Pub. Dort schaut der halbe Ort irgend welche Rugby-Spiele. Ich esse das erste mal das Irische Nationalgericht "Stew". Ein Eintopf mit Lammfleisch, Gemüse und Kartoffelbrei. Schmeckt Super. Ebenso wie die Beef-Lasagne von Petra. Jedes Essen kostet 12,- Euro und ist dafür absolut fair. Der Ort überzeugt uns jedoch nicht so ganz. Deshalb geht es einen Ort weiter...
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  • Day7


    May 16, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Visited Donegal Castle in the centre of the town. The only part that has been restored is the tower. At one stage centuries ago the roof was removed to avoid paying the roof tax and it stayed that way for over three centuries. The stone fireplace in the tower survived in remarkable condition depite being open to the elements but anything made of wood was lost. Spent some time looking around the town and walked down to the bay, then on to our hotel for the next two nights. After dinner we walked back into town and went to The Reel Inn, well known locally for its nightly traditional Irish music. It was fun listening to the music (only one tune was familiar) but even more fun watching the characters in the crowd. Despite some of them being pretty much under the weather there was a sense of joy and cheerfulness about the room and everyone was just there to share a good time. It was still getting dark just after ten o'clock!
    The days are long here - light at 5 a.m. and still light well after 9.30 p.m. Once again we were blessed with beautiful weather and the sun was quite hot in the afternoon. The standard greeting everywhere in Donegal is "you're very welcome to......" wherever it is that you are, be it the hotel, the castle or a local shop. It's a very friendly town.
    Some shots of Donegal Castle and one of the bay.
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  • Day8


    May 17, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Our luck has run out and now we know just why it is sooo green here - started raining at breakfast! Heading along the Wild Atlantic Way today. Drove through the fishing port of Killybegs to Teelin where we had to change to a minibus to climb the road to the Slieve League Cliffs. Paddy, our guide, said the cliffs were there and they'd been looking for them all morning!! The fog was so thick you could barely see over the edge of the path, let alone see cliffs that are 1,972 feet high! The fog cleared very slowly and we could see the Atlantic waves but not the cliffs. Had scones and coffee in Teelin and then continued on through the countryside to Triona Design to see the 150 year old loom and a demonstration of weaving of Donegal tweed.
    On to Adara and we had some time to kill before dinner so had a look in some of the shops selling sweaters and tweeds.
    Met one of the great characters of the trip so far! We went into one shop and there was no one at all in there. Eventually a man came in but didn't bother with us and we continued to look at the sweaters. When he heard us speak he said "Australian" and something else we couldn't understand as he spoke so fast and with such a thick Irish accent. Then he said something and we heard "George Bailey" and it was clear he was talking cricket. I wasn't sure I heard correctly but I thought I heard an expletive - I did, and from then on every second or third word was an expletive. When I asked the size of a sweater on the wall he said "How would I ........ know? I can't ....... see from here". When he realised I don't like some sports he wanted to know what was wrong with me. He was hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing when we walked out.
    Had an early dinner at Nancy's in Ardara, a seventh generation owned restaurant. Had the best vegetable soup I've eaten in a very long time & beef and Guiness pie - all absolutely delicious. On the way out the owner asked if we would like a drink and gave us a nip of moonshine. It was actually quite delicious, with a slight caramel taste. Then back to the hotel for an Irish storyteller. A nice way to end our stay on Donegal.
    Some shots of the. Outcry side, buildings in Ardara and inside Nancy's.
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  • Day14


    September 1, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    We visit Donegal and tour Donegal Castle. Then we attended a demonstration on using a traditional loom. I buy Glenda a red and black wool cape made in Donegal.

  • Day32

    Sleive League

    September 17, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    After the very grey day yesterday we woke up to picture perfect blue skies today.

    Drove out to Sleive League Cliffs. How gorgeous are they? Absolutely amazing and we had the best weather for it!

    Heading over towards Belfast to a place called Downpatrick) to see aGuitar factory in the morning. Pulled up in the Main Street thinking we'd find somewhere to stay, only place there was a dumpy looking hotel with washing hanging everywhere and very dodgy looking people sitting out the front. That's not happening.

    So after searching the Internet and the gps we found a couple of b and b's rang one who didn't answer but the second one did. Paddy's Barn it was called. Off we go to have a look. It's about a mile out of town, pulled around the back when we finally found it, It didn't look too promising either. About five mangy dogs running around and building stuff pulled up everywhere.

    We went in anyway, and it was gorgeous! Chock full of people having dinner and finishing off a christening party. The chef owns the house behind and runs a the Pub and the B and B.

    The B and B was beautiful and immaculate thank goodness. Back to the pub where Alex and old guy we'd been talking to when we arrived bought us a drink. Had a great chat to him and then a beautiful dinner.

    We chatted to 2 young couples at the next table for a while and they told us some spots to visit tomorrow and then bought us a whisky! Over the Whisky we heard the story of Lilly, the pubs ghost! Luckily she stays in the pub and not the B and B. They tried to get Gabriel ( the pub owner) to tell us the story but he said it had to wait for the morning!
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  • Day10

    Galway - Donegal

    September 3, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    All Ireland Hurling Final ist heute und Galway ist dabei (gewinnt). Ganz Irland sitzt vor dem Fernseher und in Galway geht die Post ab.
    Schade müssen wir auf den Bus und sehen nur noch die letzten 10 Minuten in einem Pub in Donegal.
    Ein ganz verrückter Sport, den es nur in Irland gibt.

  • Day11

    Disert - Donegal, 24km

    September 4, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Bluestack Way!
    Di erscht Stund schiffets quer, so dassmer scho mal grad am Aafang dure nass sind und bereued, hütt überhaupt ufgschtande z sii.
    Immerhin tuets denn doch nachli uf und regnet wenigstens nüme, aber sehr spektakulär isch nöd.

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