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Barnesmore Gap

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| N15 Road to Ballybofey, Bluestack Mountains, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Beautiful scenery

I think the best views are when driving down into the gap from Ballybofey to Donegal town. There... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
John A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Warm welcome

Excellent B&B for breakfast and touring Donegal hostess Sheila is very friendly and helpful it was... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2015
Fintan L
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The road northwards from Donegal Town through Barnesmore Gap in the Bluestack mountains is one of the great scenic routes in Ireland. Bearnas Mor, the "Big Gap" was created by a glacier, which carved a wide, deep valley in the mountain range. This highway has always been of strategic importance as a geographic link between the north and south of the county.
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28 Apr 2017
“Beautiful scenery”
14 Nov 2015
“Warm welcome”
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| N15 Road to Ballybofey, Bluestack Mountains, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I think the best views are when driving down into the gap from Ballybofey to Donegal town. There are similar drives all over the British Isles, especially in Scotland. The mountains either side of the road rise steeply but for sheer majesty my favourite is...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Excellent B&B for breakfast and touring Donegal hostess Sheila is very friendly and helpful it was great I could keep my Jack Russell terrier with me in the room.Room was spotless and the shower was excellent fully recommend staying there.

Thank Fintan L
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Barnesmore Gap translated from Irish means the "big gap", and its situated in the Bluestack Mountains between Donegal town and Ballybofey. The Donegal railway used to run through here, connecting south and north Donegal. It's a beautiful drive, but can be treacherous in bad weather....More

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Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

We stopped at biddys pub right in middle of gap. Authentic irish pub with open fire drinks and snacks. If on that road do call in. We enjoyed very much

Thank poppyOmagh
Reviewed 14 October 2014

What a beautiful place to drive through. Currently unspoiled by much habitation. The mountains rise majestically on each side as one passes. The mist only adds to the mystery!

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Outstanding scenery and a very good road - kept having to stop to take pictures but totally unimpressed by the amount of litter and detritous that was in and around the parking places. come on Donegal CC get something done about it .

Thank 020308name3
Reviewed 21 August 2014

A lovely pass to drive through with very impressive and majestic hills. They formed part of the Blue Stack Mountains

Thank Mervyn R
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Barnesmore Gap and Lough Mourners close by are truly beautiful especially on a sunny day! Stop at Biddy's O'Barnes near to this to complete the whole experience for a good pint of Guiness and bowl of homemade barley soup, well worth a visit and all...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Yoiu pass through the gap on the way to Donegal from the north. Its worth absorbing the scenery, so travel slowly to appreciate the environment.

Thank CocoTampa123
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Not worth going specifically there, but it's a very nice stretch of road. The only downside it's quite busy and you may get stuck behind some truck which will spoil a view for you. Not that convenient to stop and not many places to do...More

Thank rvs-ru
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