The Glory of Donegal

Had a lovely ‘family’ walking weekend – small group of 5 who seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly as the pictures will show.

Fanad rock jumping!

Cian jumping the rocks at Ballywhoriskey, Fanad

Fanad fun!

The coast of Fanad

The Rocky coast of Fanad Donegal

The granite staircase on the Fanad coast, Donegal

Horn Head showed its splendour in bright sunshine and the McSwynne’s Gun Loop walk was thoroughly enjoyed – the younger members especially enjoyed the huge sand dunes.

The sand hills of Horn Head, Donegal

Racing down the sand dunes in Horn Head, Donegal

Horn Head looped walk

Looped walk on Horn Head, Donegal

A perfect finish was provided with ice-cream in Dunfanaghy.

The weather was and is magnificent this summer. I think I’ve never seen such an abundance of flowers especially the bog cotton. Knockalla Mountain was covered in them – so many that I can now believe they made pillows with it – what a beautiful place for your head.

Bog Cotton blowing in the wind

Bog Cotton

Wild flowers

Wild flowers in Donegal

Bog cotton on Knockalla Mountain

Bog cotton above Portsalon, Donegal

We stayed as usual in our wonderful Ardeen House in Ramelton. Anne and Bert were perfect hosts as usual – The hospitality and breakfasts were much commented upon.
Their stay coincided with the Lennon Festival – after our lovely meals in the Bridge Bar the kids were able to enjoy the amusements and the great buzz along the river.
And to cap it all we finished with a fireworks display on the last evening!!

They left promising to return – a new generation of walkers and talkers!!!

But must not forget the PARENTS!!

Ed the photographer

Ed on the edge of the Atlantic in Donegal

Happy walking in Fanad, Donegal

Geraldine descending to the beach at Portsalon