Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

When we think of rural Ireland…Magical Glencolmcille, Donegal

When we think of rural Ireland, we visualise raw, dramatic cliffs and vistas, sheep, rocks, glorious shades of green, old pubs, fiddle players, Celtic history…a place where time stood still. The place to experience it all is the small rural town of Glencolmcille in Donegal County. Sitting on the Wild Atlantic Coast, it contains some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal and rural scenery and some of the most genuine, … Continue reading When we think of rural Ireland…Magical Glencolmcille, Donegal

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

Traffic Jam in Donegal – Sheep – Sheep – Sheep

Snoozing on the bus back to Glencolmcille in Donegal – I felt the bus stop. Thank god I have my camera looped around my neck most of the time, otherwise I would have missed this sight! Shooting out of the front window of the bus to this sight.   All back home safely…..and curiously…. Continue reading Traffic Jam in Donegal – Sheep – Sheep – Sheep

Glencolmcille Folk Village – Forgotten Time – Authentic Ireland – A Harsh Simple Life

We all love and know many Irish people and their history. This little Folk Village in Glencolmcille takes you back in time to how they lived on the wild coast with several traditional homes and items to the era. From a simple one room home – a fisherman’s home – school room and more. The harsh climate and rock formations on the Wild Atlantic Coast is not … Continue reading Glencolmcille Folk Village – Forgotten Time – Authentic Ireland – A Harsh Simple Life