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Tory Island

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Donegal Coast One Day Self-Guided E-Bike Tour
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Donegal Coast One Day Self-Guided E-Bike Tour

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Cycle the Donegal Coast on an e-bike that makes hills easy, and explore a route with towering cliffs, hidden bays, and beautiful headlands. It’s a self-guided tour, so there’s no fixed schedule and no group to keep pace with. That means plenty of time to stop along the way, explore road-side sights, and snap photos. Turn-by-turn directions ensure simple navigation and a stress-free day.
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C_and_H_11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland649 contributions255 helpful votes
We decided to take a day trip to Tory Island off the north Donegal coast & the ferry crossings are just a couple of times per day due to the lengthy crossing & also depending on the time of year. It really took just short of 1 hour as the weather was quite rough. That's the thing about the sea crossing there, the currents in the sound between islands & mainland is so strong, but we believe the waters are not always quite so choppy. Before we got onto the boat we were temperature checked for Covid, which we found very reassuring. The crew were brilliant, as the crossing was so turbulent they checked on everyone a couple of times to make sure we were ok, which we thought was exceptional. They were very friendly & helpful & one crew member even attended to a seasick baby with ease. The island itself is very different from any other island we have ever been on around Ireland! It's wild & barren & the growth is really sparse. The winds were wild on the day but the scenery was majestic with high cliffs, sea stacks & caves abound along the north facing coast, which is accessible on the eastern end of the island. At certain times of the year many sea birds can be seen nesting along the cliffs. On the western side of Tory stands the lighthouse & you can walk the length of the island within the day. It's an experience we would not have missed! The one hotel is under new management & the very friendly lady in charge greeted everyone from the ferry & a roaring turf fire & refreshments were available. There is also another bar/lounge/music venue, about 300metres along the narrow road to the west named The Club & the barman is really friendly & helpful here too. They also serve a large selection of lunches/snacks/drinks & the windows on one side of the bar face out to the wild Atlantic towards America, with thousands of km between here & there. We would definitely go back again as it was so different & something you just have to experience for yourself! Just be sure to check the ferry times beforehand, as they can be cancelled on certain days if the weather is just too bad, for safety reasons.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Laetitia a wrote a review Aug 2020
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Tory island!! One night is not enough and I was crying on the pier as we left after the 2nd (unplanned) night!! We wanted to just stay forever actually! Ferry! If you arrive with luggage, sailors transform into porters! Superb views, friendly staff who jump off the pier in between 2 sailings! Aye.. Aye.. captain! Hotel! Cosy out, staff out of this world always trying to make us happy.. relaxed homely atmosphere and attitude. Island: Mind blowing coastline, non stop music, massive smiles and don't expect to get to bed the same day that you woke up.. Healthcare: I had to get to see the nurse for something and top notch professionalism.. Endless supply of music and entertainment.. Weather: 26*, came home sunburnt from the sun Great stay, too short indeed! I ll be back!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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roshbrad wrote a review Aug 2020
Omagh, United Kingdom12 contributions9 helpful votes
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My nephews and myself travelled to Tory Island yesterday with Tory Ferry. Great crossing and we were in the hands of Peter who seems very knowledgeable and capable for this crossing. Fantastic visit both on and off the island. Definitely worth a visit 💕
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Karen M wrote a review Jul 2020
County Mayo, Ireland40 contributions39 helpful votes
Very memorable family day trip, would definitely recommend. Lovely lunch in bar on way to lighthouse.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Karen D wrote a review Jul 2020
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Travelled to Tory today with the Arranmore ferry crew, Peter and John!! Crossing was a little rough but the crew made it easier. Special mention to Peter who really looked after us on the day to get our photo 😁 thanks Peter we owe you one!!!! Des and Karen.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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