When we think of rural Ireland, we visualise raw, dramatic cliffs and vistas, sheep, rocks, glorious shades of green, old pubs, fiddle players, Celtic history…a place where time stood still. The place to experience it all is the small rural town of Glencolmcille in Donegal County. Sitting on the Wild Atlantic Coast, it contains some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal and rural scenery and some of the most genuine, … Continue reading When we think of rural Ireland…Magical Glencolmcille, Donegal
Undoubtedly The Cliffs of Mohar are spectacular and a big tourist attraction in Ireland. Sliced vertical cliffs rising from the sea in almost perfect unison, topped in brilliant emerald green. They are surely a sight to behold. Yet the little known and visited Slieve League in Donegal took my breath away, time after time. Being the highest sea cliffs in Europe they hold many secrets to witness. I’ve spent many days walking along … Continue reading Slieve League – Move over The Cliffs of Mohar
Marlinbeg is a small town on the Atlantic Coast in south west Donegal. One of those places where you just walk in quiet and take in the glorious scenery of the Atlantic coast and rural farms. We walked the 16km round trip from Glencolmcille in the spasmodic rain along tracks and through farms. It is one of those walks where your heart beats slower – the outside … Continue reading MARLINBEG – DONEGAL – Secret – Rural – Quiet
An early morning walk to Ti Linn pier in Donegal displayed a magical scene. Minute delicate rain drops hung from the plants and flowers like teeny crystal balls. You become mesmerized at how they could just ‘hang’ on the tiny stems – almost suspended in the air…. Thoughts of fanciful fairy stories floated though my head as I knelt to look at natures incredible display. If I wasn’t walking … Continue reading Early Morning Rain Drops in Donegal – Delicate – Clear – Mezmerised
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!