Biddys O'Barnes, Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal, in the Snow. The original Biddy O’Callaghan was born in 1816 and died at the age of 93 handing the pub on to her son John in 1909. The bar later went to John’s sister Rose in 1937 who ran it for 40 years. After Rose’s death in 1977, her brother Joe, wife Katie and son Terence took over the pub for the following 13 years. In 1990 the O’Callaghan family relinquished ownership of Biddys which had been in their family for 185 years. John Slevin commenced trading on 1st August 1990. John’s wife died in 1993. He met Kate in 1994 and they got married in 2001. John sadly passed away suddenly in 2014. Kate continued to run the pub until Novemebr 2015. It is now run by Aaron Slevin.
Summerhill Donegal Town County Donegal. Incredible, Striking Sunrise. Captured in Donegal Bay, with the backdrop of Bluestack & Barnesmore Mountains, Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal
Lough Mourne County Donegal Perfect Reflection Lough Mourne Barnesmore Gap County Donegal
Keadew Barnesmore County Donegal Awesome Autumn on a walk of the old Railway Line through Barnesmore Gap County Donegal. Magical!
Biddys O’Barnes Public House Barnesmore County Donegal. Kate's Green Boat at Biddys O'Barnes Pub on the Banks of the Lowerymore River at Barnesmore County Donegal
Lough Mourne County Donegal Perfect Reflections. The N15 runs along the lake at Lough Mourne with Barnesmore Gap in the distance, County Donegal. A Perfect Day!
Lough Mourne County Donegal. Perfect Reflection Travelling from Ballybofey to Donegal Town on the main N15 road, the impressive towering mountains of Croaghonagh (Eoghan's Mountain) and Croaghconellagh (Conell's Mountain) overlooking Lough Mourne.
Rainbow sheep. Oblivious to the beauty behind them! Barnesmore Mountains County Donegal
Barnesmore Gap County Donegal during the Winter of 2010
Barnesmore Gap County Donegal. A Culvert by the skilled men who built the Railway with Barnesmore Gap, Donegal, Ireland.
Barnesmore Gap County Donegal. The Old Railway Line. The ledge built into the hillside is just about visible, situated beyond Biddys O'Barnes, with Barnesmore Gap in Barnesmore, Donegal, Ireland.
Lough Mourne, County Donegal Ireland Amazing Autumn Reflections.
A frozen Lough Mourne with Barnesmore Gap in the distance, County Donegal
Keadew Barnesmore County Donegal A Riot of Colour Walking conditions on some of the Old Railway Line is quite challenging, but the beauty surrounding me more than made up for the sometimes hazardous track. — with Barnesmore Gap County Donegal
Keadew Barnesmore County Donegal Days Gone By
Lowerymore River Barnesmore County Donegal. The Meandering Lowerymore River flows alongside the N15 on one side and the old track on the other. The river has been seeded with unfed salmon fry. Salmon redds are now recorded by the Fisheries Board on the Upper Lowerymore River. The river banks of the Lowerymore River have been strenghtened by huge rocks, to withstand the force of the waters from the mountains — with Barnesmore Gap in Barnesmore, Donegal, Ireland.
Barnesmore County Donegal. Barnesmore Granite. Stone Walls still remain on parts of the line through the Gap and their continued survival is testament to the quality of its original construction. Some with stiles originally built with Barnesmore Granite can still be seen. — with Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal
Croaghconnellagh Barnesmore reflecting in Lough Mourne County Donegal
Keadew Barnesmore County Donegal. On the Old Railway Track.
Barnesmore County Donegal Sunset Between the Majestic Barnesmore Mountains
Ardinawark, Barnesmore County Donegal. The main Ballybofey to Donegal Town road, the N15, passes Biddys O'Barnes with Lough Eske in the distance
Lough Mourne County Donegal
Lough Mourne County Donegal. A frozen Lough Mourne with Barnesmore Gap in the distance.
The Lough House overlooking Lough Mourne. County Donegal