Travel Blogs from Letterkenny
... china. It was really neat to see the museum and the detail that is found in these handmade pieces was stunning. For Bree and I to be able to visit and follow in the footsteps of my Dad’s parents was a wonderful experience and I am very glad we had the chance to see it.
After spending the night at a hotel outside of Derry, Northern Ireland we woke up early and hit the road again to get through the 5+ hours or driving we needed to ...
... see a beiatiful waterfall at least 8 feet wide flowing furiously down the craggy rocks. We get into Donegal, a very small town despite being the namesake of the county. We have a snack overlooking the tiny harbor. We walk the circular town center, most of the shops are closed unfortunately, as it is Sunday. Soon after we head to our final destination: Bundoran, a seaside town at the edge of County Donegal. Bundoran reminds me of what I would imagine an East Coast ...
... and warms the belly, especially on such a bleak day. When we finish we race back to the car, the rain seeming to fall faster and heavier, and back to the Giants Causeway. We pull into the Giants Causeway car park, and see a ticket price sign: £21.00. Joon and I get out to investigate if this is even worth getting out as the wind and pouring rain would make any kind of walk unlikely. When we return we have determined that the cost includes the car ...
... of the events. What really struck me about the murals was not only how emotive and striking they are, but how well kept they are. Not a trace of graffiti on them. The local resident I was with said it's because todays teenagers still have respect for what happened, and recognise the art as memorials.
I wish I'd had more time in Derry. It was a remarkable place, with incredible and hospitable people with astonishing stories to tell. And I only scratched the surface.
Giant Stepping Stones to Derry. Today we crossed over the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland. A pleasant 2 hr sea voyage where fortuitously the bar was open... Happy Days...! Back on the coach for a picturesque drive along the coast to The Giants Causeway.! The legends of the giants who inhabited the area were somehow I feel greatly assisted by the amount of whiskey drunk at ...
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
2945 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