Donegal Photography Barnesmore Gap 3

Biddys o'Barnes in the Snow. Biddy's O'Barnes was originally an Inn dating back to the mid 18th century, a time when the Coach was the main form of transport, here was a stopping point, where horses were rested, and travellers relaxed before the next stage of their long and tiring journey through the Gap.
Amazing Autumn. A Birds Eye View of the Colours of Autumn At Keadue Barnesmore County Donegal
Sunset Between the Majestic Barnesmore Mountains, Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal
When the evening shadows lengthen at Keadue, Barnesmore County Donegal.
After the By Pass! Biddys O'Barnes was by passed on Friday, June 1st 2001. The opening of a major new section of national primary roadway in Donegal known as the Clar-Barnesmore Gap scheme involved the construction of over 8km of a new single carriageway road at an overall cost of just over €19m.
After Sunset on Barnesmore Gap County Donegal. Lough Mourne in the foreground.
Captured from the top of Croaghonagh, looking towards the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar. The lesser known Lough Carn keeping company with Lough Mourne
Like A Serpent!! The Lowerymore River meanders through Barnesmore Gap on its’ way to Lough Eske, alongside the N15 and the Old Railway Line. Way up on the hills above Barnesmore Gap the Barnes River rises in Manmore Lake and flows down the mountain to Barnes Lough. It is here that the Lowerymore River or "An Lamhraigh Mhor" starts its journey to Lough Eske.
Just before sunrise in Donegal Bay. Captured at Hassans showing Ballyboyle Island in Donegal Bay with Donegal Town and Barnesmore Gap in the distence.
Croaghconnellagh, also known as Conall's Mountain, with a perfect reflection in Lough Mourne. In Irish it means stack of Conall. Height: 523m
Keadew Waterfalls joins the Lowerymore Riveron its' way to Lough Eske near Biddys O'Barnes Public House.
A Birds' Eye View. The Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar and surrounding townlands with Barnesmore Gap in the distance.
The Barracks. The photo shows what is left of the Barracks today. It is believed that the military outpost or barracks was set up about 1750. The company of Red Coats stationed here were used to patrol the Gap to keep the robbers and raparees away. The area above Barnes Bridge, became known as Barrack Hill. It is probable that this hill may have got its name from the Red Coat Barracks which was abandoned around 1800 when a more substantial Red Coat Barracks was set up in Stranorlar. At Barnesmore Gap in Barnesmore, Donegal, Ireland.
The main Donegal to Ballybofey road, the N15, with the meandering Lowerymore River and the old railway track running side by side through Barnesmore Gap County Donegal
No words. Spectacular Sunset. At Barnesmore Gap County Donegal.
Croaghnageer Mountain or Cruach na gCaor, its' name in Irish means stack of the berries. Height: 571m. Lough Barnes also visible.
Croaghconnellagh Mountain Cruach Conallach. A name in Irish meaning stack of Conall. Height: 523m
Evening Light on Barnesmore Gap County Donegal "Barnesmore Gap is that big opening between Croaghconnelagh (Conall Cullban of Tirchonaill's mountain) and Croaghonagh (Owen's mountain), it is the most outstanding feature of the Blue Stack landscape. Here in this very fine mountain pass the traveller is shut in between these two great hills as he wends his way along a really excellent road that traverses the Gap.These are rugged and gaunt grey mountains which, from a distance, give off a hue of blue, and for three miles on either side the traveller is between massive cliffs and yawning rents cut by streams racing down the mountain and falling into the noisy Lowerymore River. This river keeps company with the main road as far as Lough Eske where it joins the river Eske." (An extract from Biddys website dated 2008)
If there was no rain there would be no rainbow! Rainbow just over Lough Mourne County Donegal.
Perfect Reflection with Barnesmore Gap and Lough Mourne County Donegal. Autumn at its' best.
The summit of Croaghonagh. Croaghonagh Hill or Cruach Eoghanach a name in Irish 'stack of the Cenél. Height: 451m. The communication masts reside on top of it.
After Sunset on Barnesmore Gap County Donegal. Lough Mourne in the foreground.
Barnesmore Gap is that big opening between Croaghconnelagh, in the picture, also called Conall’s mountain and Croaghonagh, also known as Owen’s mountain. It is spectacular. Add a little dusting of snow and it is out of this world!
Barnes Lough with Croaghconnellagh rising steeply behind. Way up on the hills above Barnesmore Gap the Barnes River rises in Manmore Lake and flows down the mountain to Barnes Lough. It is here that the Lowerymore River or "An Lamhraigh Mhor" starts its journey to Lough Eske. Lough Doo, Lough Fad, Lough Amincheen, Lough Robin, Lough Nahoory and the most scenic of all, Lough Eske away in the distance.