Snoozing on the bus back to Glencolmcille in Donegal – I felt the bus stop. Thank god I have my camera looped around my neck most of the time, otherwise I would have missed this! Shooting out of the front window of the bus to this scene. All back home safely…..and curiously…. the sheep have the right of way on the roads – at … Continue reading Traffic Jam in Donegal – Sheep – Sheep – Sheep
Kilcar in Donegal is renown for their wool blends and gorgeous colours. Each season a new range of wool colours are developed – inspired from the countryside. Whether it be the blues and greys of the rocks, rusts and greens from the flora, purples and pinks from the heathers. Sand, beiges and blues from the stunning beaches. This old age way of dying and blending is well … Continue reading Kilcar, Donegal Ireland – Wool Studio and Donegal Tweed – Earthy – Charming
Ok – now I know that some will think the subject of carpets is not so interesting – however think again! Convenience and curiosity was more of my motivation to visit the Donegal International Carpet Factory in the fishing port of Killybegs (a short bus ride or drive from Glencolmcille where I hade been staying). Having only vaguely heard about Donegal Carpets, I didn’t know its … Continue reading Donegal Carpets – The Best in the World!
It took me several months to finally trek to Glen Lough in Donegal. Waiting for a day of nil rain – haha around here this summer it was almost impossible. I’d also had very conflicting information about the terrain as there is no track and the exact location. Yet I wanted to see the house where Rockwell Kent (painter) and Dillon Thomas (Welsh poet) lived at one point in … Continue reading Glen Lough, Donegal – Desolate – Bold – Silent
It was one of those random moments when someone asked me if I would like to go for a drive. I’d been at my computer solid for a few days and needed a break – so I jumped at the opportunity. Mind you, I had no idea where – it didn’t seem to matter. A short drive to the small coastal village of Muckross, about 15 mins … Continue reading Muckross, Donegal – Hidden gem – Private – Serene
Donegal has many wonderful secrets to uncover – this is one of them. I wake up to this priceless view from my room and shake my head at its beauty. What sort of establishment would you expect such a view? Hotel – B&B – Private home? It is actually a hostel and this view can be seen from each dorm and the common room – Dooey Hostel! This … Continue reading A Priceless Room with a View – Glencolmcille, Donegal
I lucked out when I caught the bus on the wrong side of the road to go back to Dublin. Instead I turned up at Glencolmcille in time for Donegal Fiddle Week. This yearly event brings the best of the Donegal fiddle players together to teach – and around 100 players eager to learn come from around the globe to learn. It’s an eclectic jam packed … Continue reading Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising