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Travel Blogs from Letterkenny
We are just about ready to go - after a trip to our Donegal house to pick up some cold weather clothing stored there. After a lunch in Belfast with friends we arrived home to find the house frozen again - in an echo of our return from the previous trip to South America. The temperature in Belfast fell last night to about -7C and our mains ...
... was no different, heading north through a small town called Headford we took a few turns and found ourselves winding down a small lane to the abandoned Ross Errilly Friary, originally built in about 1460 this epic stone building now is only home to the crows and some graves of the local clergy.
Arriving with its old bell tower still cloaked in fog and a chill that made the place mythic we had a ...
... after exploring the giant's causeway, taking pictures, we walked back up the hill to get back to the visitors center. Here i had a look in the souvenir shop, then headed back to the coach.
The last part of the trip i did some reading until we got to the hotel in the outside of Derry. We then unpacked the coach and found our rooms – my room was up stairs, along a corridor, down stairs, along another corridor and around a corner. We had time to unpack, then had to meet ...
... and went to the big house for dinner. We had a delicious home cooked meal of "bacon" (honeyed ham), mashed potatoes, and cabbage with a white parsley sauce. It was incredibly delicious! Tony has 4 Irish wolfhounds, which we will be introduced to at some point during our stay, and I look forward to it.
After I washed up from dinner, two of my classmates and I walked a short distance to a shell beach Tony told us about. I have found heaven on Inch Island ...
... local tourist’s restaurant area for some Red Pepper soup and warmth.
When we got back to Derry, our housemates had returned!! While Megan and I are grateful for the opportunity to tour Northern Ireland, we really miss our schoolmates, who are in placements that stay local. They got to meet Sarah and we got to share our stories of the weekend with their stories of Dublin. Even now, we are missing them but excited to return to our friends ...
Other places to stay in Letterkenny
Ballyraine, Letterkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $83
- Lacked atmosphere, poor food
- Great Place to stay
Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- Make your own mind up, I'm glad I did!!
- Incompetant management
- Felt like an airport hotel
Lower Main St, Letterkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Main Street, Letterkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $63
Derry Road, Letterkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $71
- Great Hotel
- Great Hotel
100 Main Street, Letterkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Ramelton Road, Letterkenny | Hotelfrom $92
Ramelton Road R245, Letterkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $116