Donegal, Ireland

Hi folks!

Sorry for the radio silence, we’ve staying quite busy over here in Ireland.  I’m sitting on a load of photos to share but struggling with the writing because it turns out without massive language and cultural barriers, you rarely find yourself in the kinds of precarious situations that make for exciting stories.  Never the less, we’ve visited some breathtaking places and by the grace of God have enjoyed some amazing weather (everyone, please, find some wood and knock on it!).  The other super awesome thing that happened – now I have a super cool, “I’m totally a professional” camera too (<— I have NO idea what I’m doing…but I look way more legit now next to Matt)!  Before leaving the States, Matt cashed in his “Fun-Fund” and upgraded his camera….lucky for me, I get his hand-me-downs….best hand-me-down EVER!  So now we get to see pictures of Matt on the blog too!!….and Matt gets to edit twice as many photos before we post new stories.  I really just snap tons of random, awful, and repetitive photos to give him something to do while I sleep in……mmuuhhahahaha!

Okay, back to the story, lets rewind to the end of March when we ventured North to County Donegal.  I bravely took to the wheel to solidify my left-handed manual driving…on the left side of the road.  I might be bias, but I think I did pretty good!  Although I handed over the reins once we got off the highway and onto the more narrow country roads…..one step at a time.

Our first stop; Rossnowlagh Beach.  We heard this was a hot surfing spot and it didn’t disappoint.  The scene momentarily transported us back to California…..until we felt the water.   Are these people crazy?!……YES.

After a quick walk and burgers on the beach, we hopped back in the car and continued driving North.  We enjoyed several quick pull-outs for photos and fresh air.

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Our next big stop was Slieve League.  This was our first introduction to the towering cliffs of the Irish Coast!  Wow!  The view was amazing and the crashing waves offered a rhythmic and bold soundtrack for our little hike around.

Did I mention SHEEP?  This is a total glamour shot…..

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We eventually made it to our B&B for the night –Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille – nothing fancy, but we’d recommend it.  Great breakfast and lovely common areas to read and relax.  After checking in, we made one more trip out to check out Silver Strand Beach to take in a lovely sunset!

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The next day, Matt needed to get his wiggles out a little more than quick pit stops allow – so we headed a bit further North to Glenveagh National Park.  We enjoyed a nice walk along the lake, checked out the castle, and enjoyed some gardens (Not quite what we’re used to from US National Parks….but still very pleasant!)

OH! and did I mention – BABY SHEEP!?!?!  I seriously can’t get enough of them!…..believe me, these won’t be the last baby sheep you see on here…..

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Overall, we only scratched the surface of what Donegal has to offer!  We can’t wait to get further North and check out more of the coast and cliffs and country side!

Cheers for now!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bob says:

    Beautiful, I’d love ❤️ to have seen a video of the 1st time you drove there

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    1. kelleydavis02 says:

      Yeahhhhhh. It probably wasn’t my most shining moment 😋😇

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  2. edavis1951 says:

    Papa and I just read your blog from our room overlooking the bay in Dunedin! As always we love following your adventures 🤗🤗

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