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buy Seroquel with no prescription The famous hymn Amazing Grace was written by John Newton based on his experiences near the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal in 1748, having survived a shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean during his voyage from Cape Lopez to England.
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North by NorthWest Donegal
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in stunning surrounds, or fancy an exhilarating outdoor adventure, the NorthWestern Headlands of Donegal have it all!
buy Lyrica uk Donegal ~ St Johns Point ~Killybegs ~ Glencolmcille ~ Adara ~ Donegal
9 Days/ 8 Nights Self Led Bike Tour, from Euro 995.00 per person sharing
With breathtaking scenery, golden beaches, rugged islands and a beautiful array of wildlife, this northern – almost untouched – stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way is an absolute essential, any time of year.
It’s no wonder Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller.
Day 1: Welcome to Donegal
Your Donegal Bike Tour tour starts in Donegal town.
Be sure to take time to explore Donegal Castle. Built by the O’Donnell chieftains in the 15th Century, beside the river Eske in Donegal Town, the Castle was rebuilt in Jacobean style in the 16th Century by Sir Basil Brooke, after Hugh O’Donnell burnt it to the ground rather than let it fall into enemy hands. Information panels chronicle the history of the castle and guided tours are available.
Day 2: Lough Eske Loop
This morning we meet you and provide you with a full bike fit out and detailed tour briefing. Following the briefing, today’s ride takes you along the quiet roads and tranquil shores of Lough Eske, in the mystical surroundings of the Blue stack mountains.
If you have not had enough time to explore the town ~ you can spend the afternoon browsing and relaxing. Perhaps take a local tour on the Donegal Waterbus and discover the rich history of this region. Relax and enjoy the traditional pubs, music and restaurants in the town tonight. Distance: 26kms/16mi
Day 3: Donegal to Killybegs
Today, your bike ride takes you west along Donegal Bay. You pedal the quiet roads of St John’s Point Peninsula following alongside the Atlantic Ocean. View the remains of Rahan Castle and the Killaghtee Cross.
Continue to your overnight destination in the traditional fishing village of Killybegs. Once the second largest fishing port in the county, Killybegs is the gateway to Sliabh Liag one of the signature points on the Wild Atlantic Way noted amongst the highest sea cliffs in Europe with stunning panoramic views across Donegal Bay. Distance: 39kms/ 24mi.
Day 4: Killybegs to Carrick
Following the coastline west from Killybegs this morning the scenery becomes quite dramatic. Bike through the village of Kilcar, famous for its production of Donegal Tweed. Just a short ride from Carrick, you will encounter towering cliffs, golden sandy beaches and breathtaking headlands. Visit the cliffs at Slieve League – one of Ireland’s greatest attractions.
These stunning cliffs are some of the finest marine cliffs in Europe. Accessible all year round and standing 600m tall, the sheer drop down into the crashing Atlantic swells below is quite the sight. Stand on the edge and breathe in deep – guaranteed to blow away the cobwebs!
If you can, take an archaeological tour too; you’ll learn about the region’s rich and interesting history. Be sure to also pay a visit to the nearby Tí Linn craft shop, where you’ll find a gorgeous selection of Irish giftware items, or grab a coffee and cake in the charming Tí Linn Café. If you fancy a maritime adventure, you can gaze up at these immense cliffs from the sea on a local boat tour – which takes you out to meet the area’s friendly dolphins. Overnight in Carrick, Distance: 47km /29mi.
Day 5: Carrick – Glencolmcille – Carrick Loop
Today you cycle to the valley of Glencolmcille, a place of tremendous natural beauty and changing colours. You will be in awe of the sorrounds today: mountains, lakes, sea cliffs and beaches; a place of quiet roads, stone walls and fuschia-bordered lanes. It is an ancient corner of Ireland witnessed by 5000 years of history, the sites of dwellings and the tombs of the Megalithic period and by the cross inscribed stones of early Christianity. Distance: 33km /22mi.
Day 6: Carrick to Ardara
This morning you bike through the peatlands and bogs of Donegal. The region is a colourful palette of heathers, mosses, lichens and rough grasses.
You bike the Glengesh Pass ~ a windy section of road which links Glencolmcille to our beautiful Ardara. This meandering cycle can assault your senses with the magnificent scenery that abounds and bring you back in time. Enjoy the magnificent views before a well earned descent! A pleasant, unspoilt trip that is well worth taking. Arrive at tonight’s overnight destination, the heritage town of Ardara with its selection of pubs and restaurants. Distance: 22km /13mi.
Day 7: Ardara Loop Ride
The possibilities today are endless. Take the leisurely 8 km bike ride along beautiful Loughros Point. Alternatively, cycle to the golden sandy beach, caves and waterfall at Maghera. A third option is to cycle around Dawros Head. Here you can step back in time to view the Kilclooney Dolmen, and the mystical Doon Lough Fort. The choice is yours! Or simply take time to enjoy this heritage town.
The town boasts top class blue flag beaches and a first rate links golf course. The name Ard a’ Ratha which means ‘high hill of the fort’ comes from the earthen ring-fort, which crowns the hill to the northeast of the town.
Ardara has been long associated with the tweed and knitwear industries. From the 1870’s this trade became a cottage industry with home spun and hand dyed woollen and tweed items being created. The Ardara Heritage Centre, formally the town Courthouse, profiles the development of the tweed industry. To this day several shops in the town still sell high quality tweed and knitwear. Distance: up to 37km /29mi.
Day 8: Ardara to Donegal
Cycle back to your starting point in Donegal Town. Cross more wild boglands as you climb out of the town. Great views open up over Donegal Bay with its many headlands and islands. Enjoy one last descent to the pleasant village of Mountcharles. Return to your starting point in Donegal Town, completing your biking tour around the beautiful and historic coast. Distance: 30km /18mi.
Day 9: Departure
The final day of your Donegal bike tour brings you back to your starting point in Donegal Town.
From here it’s time to depart, taking with you treasured memories of your biking adventure, the natural wonders and friendly people of Donegal. Distance: 30km /19mi.