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  • nigel_connolly
    Ballymena, UK10 contributions
    Quite simply put, a stunning location well worth the visit. It was a cold dank day and it still looked good.
    Written 11 December 2023
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  • Susan S
    28 contributions
    We stopped here on our last trip. I wanted to see both the carpet and maritime exhibits- lovely people running the museums. The carpet factory also has leftover spools of the yarns used in the carpets for sale. I bought some lovely white yarn and promptly knit a winter hat when I got home. I feel like a am most definitely wearing a piece of Irish craft history!
    Written 18 September 2019
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  • ElFranjo
    Berlin, Germany88 contributions
    This is a fantastic place. A beautiful waterfall hidden at the bottom of a cave in the beach. A total "Games of Thrones" place. Although it doesn't seem to be so "secret", given the number of people we found there (and reviews here), I'm not going to describe how to get there. Don't want to contribute to some genius putting up a "visitor center" and charge entrance.

    If you do find it, I have some practical tips, though:

    1. Check the tides! Very important. I’d time the visit so that you are at the bottom of the track from the road about 30 or 40 minutes BEFORE peak low tide. This gives you ample time to get there, see the waterfall, take your selfies, etc. and go back with the tide still low. Even better if the low tide is in the afternoon: more heat for the rocks to dry. A hot, sunny afternoon would be ideal. I started about 1 hour after low tide, thinking that would be anough, and I had to wade at a couple of places with the water at my waist.

    2. I wouldn’t attempt it with high tide, or even with the tide coming in. Seriously. Specially if there are waves. You can get injured and I guess the extraction wouldn’t be easy or fast. The day before, we were in the bus to Slieve league and I asked the driver if he had been to the waterfall. He said "I haven't and I don't plan to. Plenty of injured people and broken bones going there". So, be careful.

    3. Shoes. Use shoes that protect your feet and have a good grip. I was using good trekking boots and I fell twice, even being extremely cautious. The rocks are VERY slippery when wet, even a little bit wet. I repeat: VERY slippery. When I was there it had been raining a bit, and at some points it was like the rocks were covered in olive oil. If the rocks are dry it is a piece of cake. Ultimately, the best strategy may be to go in your swimsuit and Teva-like saldals and just walk through the water, avoiding the rocks altogether. Maybe only in the summer, though.

    4. Some of the rocks are covered in small barnacles which give them a brownish color. These are much safer than the predominant grey ones. Not slippy at all.

    5. Do NOT go alone, and take your phone with you. You may need it to call for help if you fall and can’t walk.

    Is it worht it? Absolutely!
    Written 31 August 2023
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  • Philandmik
    Independence ky20 contributions
    Amazing tour. The Hidden Gems tour was fantastic. Such a charming driver and tour guide. The views from the Cliffs were so beautiful and the unplanned stop to purchase some Irish wool garments was such a nice touch.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • 414marilyng
    Bluffton, United States3 contributions
    My daughter and I fell in love with the different items, and they are all handmade. The lady at the register was VERY nice and helpful! I bought a pair of Celtic earrings, and my daughter bought several different items. The next time we go back to Ireland we'll definitely go back to Wild Atlantic Crafts in Killybegs, County Donegal. In the meantime, I'll probably go online and buy some more Celtic jewelry.
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • OnAir40255428683
    2 contributions
    We (my husband and I) thoroughly enjoyed our tour and I am so glad that we found this on Trip Advisor. Sean was our tour guide and he was very courteous and informative. We so enjoyed the sites that the book sneer to and stopped at. We are also appreciative of his recommendations of where to shop at and enjoy love music and a drink at a local pub.
    I highly recommend this tour to all future tourist as we were the last for the season.
    Written 25 October 2023
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  • Ann P
    Naperville, IL3 contributions
    We had a delightful sailing with Atlantic Coastal Cruises. We were a party of 8 and while it was out of season, we reserved the entire boat for our view of the cliffs. It was a perfect day, the weather couldn’t have been better. The scenery was stunning but what made our trip spectacular was the staff. They were very attentive to each and every one of us. Johnny and the crew made us very comfortable and took their time to point out interesting facts and shared their experiences living in the area. I wouldn’t hesitate taking a cruise on their boat, you will not be disappointed.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Graham stewart
    1 contribution
    Plenty fish caught skipper new what he was doing,good value for money even in pretty wet and choppy conditions.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • noel C
    Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
    An amazing Aladdins Cave of treasures .... carefully chosen merchandise at affordable prices.
    Warm friendly staff and gifts for all occasions.
    The best ice cream in Ireland and a great confectionery counter !
    A gem right in the heart of the lovely fishing town... Sweet News is well worth a detour or stopover !
    Written 9 August 2020
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  • Sean M
    Titusville, FL9 contributions
    On a recent visit from the USA to Ireland I stopped off in some lovely villages and towns. I was in Donegal and someone suggested to me that I should visit Killybegs. So off I went in my rented car and arrived in killybegs . Where do I start ? Firstly there is a ghastly smell in the area that comes from the fishing harbour the town depends on . The area and town is very run down and it almost looks like a village from a 3rd world country ! The village has a few hotels and a few bars & not much to else . I decided to go into one of the local bars as it was Friday night and I was surprised that the place was quite packed with people 18-40 , the bar was nice but the clientele were horrific ! Foul mouthed drunk and completely ignorant ! One young guy who the villagers were calling out for was a complete embarrassment to himself and to the area . They say in this area that every village has one ? Well in this case killybegs has scores. If your ever plan to visit here then don’t bother ! It’s a run down dirty little village with nothing to offer .
    Written 6 December 2018
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