Ireland 2015, Day 5: Ardara, Donegal town

The mist was thick over the bay when we woke up Thursday morning. At least at Rockhaven House we were warm and dry. 

I rely on Trip Advisor for our B&B bookings and it hasn’t steered us wrong yet. Rockhaven was spotlessly clean, comfortable and cheerful. We loved meeting Heather and her husband. Check out the lovely views from their home!

    We enjoyed walking around Dunfanaghy before heading out of town again on the Wild Atlantic Way. The first town we visited was lovely Ardara, a stunning village know for its history in the weaving tradition. 

First stop in Ardara was lunch at Nancy’s Bar which was an absolutely precious pub with a fenced in garden in the back. We also visited weaver Eddie Doherty‘s shop and got to watch him handweaving on the loom. 


We spent the rest of the afternoon driving to some of the great view points along County Donegal, including Slieve League, the highest sea cliffs in Europe. They were equally parts stunning and terrifying. All of the views today were incredible and among the prettiest any of us had seen in Ireland.


 Our final stop was Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town. The hotel and our rooms are lovely with old almost antique-looking furniture. After getting checked in we walked to the Olde Castle Bar for dinner, took a walk and went to hear the music at the Reel Inn




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