Landscape Photographs of County Donegal 1


Lough Mourne and Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal, Ireland. The lake is around 5km/3 miles from the mountains of the Barnesmore Gap. At Barnesmore Gap County Donegal.
Donegal Town County Donegal Ireland. Donegal is situated at the mouth of the River Eske, Co Donegal. It was originally built in the 15th century, Donegal Castle has later additions from the Jacobean period. The Four Masters Memorial obelisk honours 4 scribes from the nearby Franciscan friary, now in ruins. Don't miss a visit if you are in the area.
Errigal Mountain Gweedore County Donegal. Mount Errigal is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains.(751m) It is also the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountains named “The Seven Sisters” by the locals. The other Sisters are Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal.
Lough Eske, County Donegal Ireland. Back To Its’ Former Splendour! The Gate Lodge, or “Wee Kate’s” at Lough Eske is a much admired and photographed former gate lodge to Lough Eske Castle. It sits at the water's edge with stunning views over the lake to the Blue Stack Mountains. It was built as a fishing lodge for the guide and his family back in 1852 as part of the Castle Estate. It has recently been painstakingly restored and transformed into this hideaway by the present owner who took great care to retain all the origianl features. It was a damp, cold morning and just before sunrise the dark clouds exploded with whisps of pink. Always, the best part of the day! 
Lough Finn, Fintown, County Donegal, Ireland. Winter Wonderland. Lough Finn is approximately 5km long and almost a kilometer wide and sits below the mountains of Aghla and Screig. An Mhuc Dhubh, the Fintown Railway, and Donegal's only operational narrow gauge railway, runs along the length of the lake.  The lakeside setting was described by the late Brian Friel as being ‘as scenic a stretch of railway as anything to be found in Switzerland or Minnesota’. 
Secret Cave, South West Donegal, Ireland. When the tide is out you can reach a cave by the sea, with a waterfall you can reach through the cave.
Drumlonagher Donegal Town, County Donegal, Ireland.
Glengesh Ardara County Donegal. The Glengesh Pass is a winding section of road which links Glencolmcille and Ardara. Glengesh Pass or Glen of the Swans is 900 feet above sea level and meanders through the Glengesh and Mulmosog Mountains. Well worth the drive in magnificent scenery with the odd sheep or two!
Donegal Bay, County Donegal, Ireland.
Mamore Gap, Urris Hills, Clonmany, County Donegal, Ireland. Looking down to the sea from Mamore Gap in the Urris Hills, with Dunaff Head in the distance, great scenery all round on the steep descent to the beautiful scenic coast. A ‘Magic Road’ or ‘Gravity Hill’ is actually an optical illusion. A slight downward slope appears to be sloping upward, due to the land surrounding it, and cars, left in neutral, will appear to roll uphill.
Glen, County Donegal, Ireland."The Old Homestead" Lough Salt And Surrounding Area. On a recent walk along a quiet old road, amid the wilds of a lonesome landscape, and rounding a corner I found this old homestead hidden away behind trees on the side of a hill. The scenery is breathtaking. Beyond in the distance is snowcapped Muckish mountain, one of the Derryveagh mountain range. Now just some stone walls capturing a very important part of our history that would otherwise be forgotten. It’s a poignant reminder, like walking back in time, that life can be lived at an altogether different pace to the one we hurtle along at nowadays.
Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland.
Doochary, County Donegal, Ireland.
Donegal Town, County Donegal, Ireland.
Barnesmore Gap, Barnesmore, County Donegal. Early Morning Fog on the Bluestack Mountains. Biddys O'Barnes pub can also be seen.
Lough Nambraddan, Fintown, County Donegal, Ireland.
Lough Eske, Donegal Town, County Donegal, Ireland.
Summerhill, County Donegal, Ireland.
Donegal Bay Donegal Town County Donegal Ireland
Lough Eske Donegal Town County Donegal Ireland. No words, no description would be enough to describe this beauty. The Lough and its tributaries are amongst the most picturesque in Donegal set among the Blue Stack and Tawnawully Mountains.
Doon Fort Portnoo County Donegal Ireland. A spectacular site on a small island in the middle of Loughadoon, just outside the picturesque village of Portnoo in County Donegal. The site is a large drystone fort, similar to the Grianan of Aileach, and is likely to date to the early medieval period. Portnoo County Donegal
Lough Finn, Fintown, County Donegal, Ireland.
Ballybofey, County Donegal, Ireland.
Glenveagh National Park Churchill County Donegal