Further west – in Donegal

Well, my dears, to continue where I left off in my last post-   from the north of Donegal we drove westward  through the Glenveagh National Park. Depressingly,the third day of our stay, and I had been expecting it for the past 2 beautiful days, it rained all morning. But I stayed positive and by the time we reached the park the rain had stopped and the sky had started to clear-changing our perspective to the landscape and indeed, to life !

The sun breaking through on rust-gold and green (Glenveagh National Park)
        The grass on the peat bogs in the park was an incredible gold-rust and green- and miles of it !
       And in between , as if it wasn’t beautiful enough, the landscape was dotted by tiny lakes and glens.
A Glen with church (Glenveagh NP)
On the west coast was the area of Gweedore and cliffs called ‘Bloody Foreland’-so called because they turn a brown-red color at sunset. The ubiquitous sheep made a spectacular picture in the orange glow of a beautiful sunset. But it was windy and- surprise,surprise- freezing cold !  It probably stays that way 365 days a year. And people have holiday homes all over that place- hats off to them ! 
Sheep on top of ‘Bloody Foreland’ (west Donegal)

South, past the pretty town of Ardara were the spectacular cliffs called ‘Slieve League’-they rise six hundred meters above the sea. I have rarely seen such  blue sky as at the cliffs for the time that the sun broke out. And it was actually warm(read 8 degrees,no wind) !  I even found some people proudly walking around in T-shirts .

From the top of Slieve League

1st three photographs by Debashish.  The last ,and I was surprised by it,by myself


About Adity

Hello ! You are either already a friend or will become one--through this medium! I am an artist and jewellery maker, a wife and mother to two lovely children. Beautiful homes, food, nature and wonderful things happening around me make me ecstatic. That is why I started to write this blog-- to share with you all of these things. After all what good is any experience if not shared !
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4 Responses to Further west – in Donegal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Superb photos- Darie

  2. Anonymous says:

    lovely pics, you have to tell me about this trip_ Patricia

  3. With pleasure,Patricia. Ireland has fabulous light when it does break through the clouds. So if one is lucky and patient a place can look even more beautiful

  4. Shikha Chaki says:

    This one is for Debashish. The photographs are absolutely breathtaking.

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