Kilcar, Donegal Ireland – Wool Studio and Donegal Tweed – Earthy – Charming

Kilcar in Donegal is renown for their wool blends and gorgeous colours. Each season a new range of wool colours are developed – inspired from the countryside. Whether it be the blues and greys of the rocks, rusts and greens from the flora, purples and pinks from the heathers. Sand, beiges and blues from the stunning beaches. This old age way of dying and blending is well … Continue reading Kilcar, Donegal Ireland – Wool Studio and Donegal Tweed – Earthy – Charming

Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising

I lucked out when I caught the bus on the wrong side of the road to go back to Dublin. Instead I turned up at Glencolmcille in time for Donegal Fiddle Week. This yearly event brings the best of the Donegal fiddle players together to teach – and around 100 players eager to learn come from around the globe to learn. It’s an eclectic jam packed … Continue reading Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising

A Priceless Room with a View – Glencolmcille, Donegal

Donegal has many wonderful secrets to uncover – this is one of them. I wake up to this priceless view from my room and shake my head at its beauty. What sort of establishment would you expect such a view?  Hotel – B&B – Private home? It is actually a hostel and this view can be seen from each dorm and the common room – Dooey Hostel!   This … Continue reading A Priceless Room with a View – Glencolmcille, Donegal

Muckross, Donegal – Hidden gem – Private – Serene

It was one of those random moments when someone asked me if I would like to go for a drive. I’d been at my computer solid for a few days and needed a break – so I jumped at the opportunity. Mind you, I had no idea where – it didn’t seem to matter. A short drive to the small coastal village of Kilcar then to Muckross, … Continue reading Muckross, Donegal – Hidden gem – Private – Serene

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – Awe Inspiring – Impressive – Spectacular

Just about every tourist who comes to Ireland visits these impressive sea cliffs in country Claire. The west coast of Ireland displays many amazing cliffs. The bright green flat tops sheer off vertically in spectacular symmetry into the Atlantic Ocean as if someone has taken bites out of a giant cake. Whether it is sunny, raining or overcast (as was my day) it is certainly awe-inspiring and a must to witness. … Continue reading Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – Awe Inspiring – Impressive – Spectacular

Glen Lough, Donegal – Desolate – Bold – Silent

It took me several months to finally trek to Glen Lough in Donegal. Waiting for a day of nil rain – haha around here this summer it was almost impossible. I’d also had very conflicting information about the terrain as there is no track and the exact location. Yet I wanted to see the house where Rockwell Kent (painter) and Dillon Thomas (Welsh poet) lived at one point in … Continue reading Glen Lough, Donegal – Desolate – Bold – Silent

Sunset over the Donegal Atlantic Ocean

It has been a shitty summer for the locals in this part of Donegal…rain-rain-rain……..Then Mother Nature decided to put on a spectacle for the arrival of autumn. She  brushed the sky with dramatic artistic strokes with the brightest yellow and orange in her colourful paint pallet for all to witness!!!       The following night, she painted another display….           Continue reading Sunset over the Donegal Atlantic Ocean