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  • TheMarshal84
    Liverpool, UK445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Last visited 25 years ago, when the site was having major conservation work carried out, as well as having a new roof installed. It's nice to see the site restored, and open. Spent many summers in sight of the castle, which looms over the town and it did not disappoint. The information boards were clear, outlining the site history within Ulster and the site was overall not overly restored. The grounds are well cared for and looked after by OPW. Adult admission is €5.00, but entry is free if you have an English heratige/Cadw/Historic Environment Scotland membership. The gift shop could have been a bit bigger and better stocked. There is no coffee shop on site, but food outlets are a short walk from the site. Allow 60-90 mins the take in the site. Truly worth a visit.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • susan c
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on drive around Lough Eske, beautiful scenery, particularly from Harvey's Point, where we had lunch on their balcony overlooking lake... Food was delicious & staff very attentive. We met Éamonn Gillespie, who charmed all of us with his hospitality. He is so professional yet warm & authentic. We will be back to stay there.
    Written 12 June 2023
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  • TheMarshal84
    Liverpool, UK445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just outside the town, about 5 mins walk from the Information Centre, this ruined baby, which sits at the mouth of the River Eske is steeped in history and the setting for events which played a pivotal role in the history of Ulster. Built around 1474 by Hugh Roe O'Donnell, a statue of whom stands close by. The baby was destroyed by fire in August 1601, and was left as a ruin. Today you can walk the site, for free which is protected by OPW.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • TheMarshal84
    Liverpool, UK445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Known (at least in the republic) as the forgotten county, his charming museum shows why, Donegal has no railways... But it used to!!! In fact, it has a rich railway heritage. Housed in the old station building, inside this museum, you will find artefacts from this lost railway and how it shaped western Ulster, as well as a movie using film shot in the 1960s. While the museum interior is in need of a fresh count of paint and some updated displays, the exterior is in fine form and is what you see first on approach. The staff were friendly, and helpful and knew their stuff! With a small gift shop and coffee shop on site, it's truly worth a visit. Allow 1 hour to 90 mins to see everything, perfect for families.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Beauhare
    Omagh, UK163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still find myself thinking of this trip…. Went on the Getty with 2 young boys. They love exploringZ loads of history. A glimpse into the past. I have never felt so at peace/ at home. We brought a picnic. Lovely beach. Just was heavenly
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Sian
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall:
    An Port is reached via a one lane road, mostly in good condition, about 25 mins from Glencolumbkille. It's one of the most deserted places in the West. We walked thru a field to see the abandoned village on the right. However, the track on the left is spectacular and worth a walk. Up on the cliff, you can see across to the cliffs, some of which have fallen into the sea, and there's an inaccessible cliff island. All very beautiful on a sunny day, or magical in the rain. The waves crash on the shelf of rock below. Do not swim. Not remotely safe to swim!
    Written 24 June 2023
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  • Andreawhitmore01
    Corby, UK39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful drive, with plenty places to park up & take photos. The views are truly amazing. Stunning!
    Written 18 October 2022
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  • Andreawhitmore01
    Corby, UK39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is so hard to believe what you actually see as you drive through. Well worth the drive. Take time to locate a spot to park for photo's.
    Written 18 October 2022
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  • TheMarshal84
    Liverpool, UK445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're in Donegal town, this charming little church is worth a little look. Open during daylight hours, allow up to 30 mins to see the site.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • TheMarshal84
    Liverpool, UK445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never forget the death and suffering in what has been known as “the hungry 40’s” and how Irelands population has never recovered.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • Would_I_g0_Again
    Belfast, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended for a short family break with great beach and lots to do for kids and kids alike such as Aquapark & Amusements
    Written 13 August 2021
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  • Jimmy
    Dublin, Ireland134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and fantastic golf course. It is our 31st year playing Murvagh and it is spectacular.
    The staff are all so helpful and welcoming, the course is spectacular and the bar is friendly.
    Written 10 August 2023
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