Snow Bound Biddys O'Barnes Barnesmore County Donegal. 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. The Derry/Sligo mailcoach was a particular target for highwaymen and this stretch of road was notorious for robbers. Not only were the mail coaches held up, but travellers themselves were robbed of their belongings. The highwaymen faded away with the arrival of the train. Even then, Biddys still played a vital role as a stopping point for passengers, with people finding travel more accessible than ever. Biddys O’Barnes to this day remains a stopping point for today’s traveller.
Glenveagh National Park covers 170 square kilometres of hillside above Glenveagh Castle on the shore of Lough Veagh (Loch Ghleann Bheatha), 20 km from Gweedore in County Donegal. The network of mainly informal gardens displays a multitude of exotic and delicate plants from as far afield as Chile, Madeira and Tasmania, all sheltered by windbreaks of pine trees and ornamental rhododendrons.
Sunset Reflections on Lough Nambraddan near Fintown County Donegal
Amazing Hand of Nature near Donegal Town County Donegal
Harveys Point Hotel on the Lake of Fish, Lough Eske County Donegal
Time to Reflect at Mount Errigal Co Donegal
Beltany Stone Circle, Beltany, Raphoe, County Donegal. Just three kilometres south of Raphoe on the summit of Beltany Hill stands a Neolithic stone circle (800 – 1400BC) called Beltany Stone Circle. This stone circle comprises of 64 standing stones but it is thought that there may have been originally 80 stones. One of the stones which is about 2 metres in height stands to the southeast of the circle. It probably had some function related to the pagan ceremonies held in the circle
Kiltooris Lake near Dawros Bay County Donegal.
Oakfield Park, Raphoe, County Donegal. There's a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a diesel and steam train operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park’s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, willow tunnels, oak circles, boardwalks, heritage trees, a wooden causeway and sparkling streams and lakes.
Near Laghey County Donegal
Lough Eske from the Sky. This lake lies to the northeast of Donegal Town, to which it is connected by the River Eske. The lake is about 900 acres (3.6 km2) in size and is surrounded to the north, east and west by the Bluestack Mountains.
Morning has broken on Donegal Town, County Donegal
Lough Finn, along with its neighbouring village of Fintown, was named after a mythological woman, Finngeal, who drowned in the lake after attempting to save her wounded brother Feargamhain. The water from Lough Finn outflows into the River Finn.
Church of the Sacred Heart, Dunlewey, with Errigal in the background.
Last Light on Kiltooris Lake near Dawros Bay County Donegal.
Meenlecknalore Lough near Dungloe County Donegal.
Biddys O'Barnes Public House All Dressed Up for Summer. (The following is an extract from Biddys Website in 2008) "This Famous Pub is nestled at the foothills of the Blue Stack Mountains, on the Banks of the Lowerymore River, nine miles from Ballybofey and six miles from Donegal Town. Biddy's was originally an Inn, dating back to the 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. Biddy's O'Barnes, to this day remains a stopping point for today's traveller"
A Frozen Lough Eske County Donegal
Majestic Mount Errigal & The Derryveagh Mountains
Donegal Craft Village is situated just outside the historic town of Donegal on the road to Ballyshannon and Sligo. Established in 1985 the village has become a showcase for contemporary arts and crafts in the county. There are six workshops clustered around a central courtyard.
Stranorlar and Ballybofey are situated in the Finn Valley, on either side of the River Finn. Known as the Twin Towns, they are linked by an arched bridge over the river.
Glenveagh National Park just after sunset. Churchill County Donegal
'The Diamond' Donegal Town. In the Diamond stands an Obelisk in memory of 'The Four Masters'.
Blue Boat on Lough Eske, County Donegal