Inishowen Peninsula – County Donegal

It’s not a secret that County Donegal has a special place in my heart, so whenever we have a chance we go there to explore another little hidden place. Ireland is indeed a beautiful country with plenty of amazing places to visit, but what I really like the most about here is the fact that sometimes it seems as if time just freezes and it’s like you can look into the past, time seems to go slower and the scenery sometimes is so overwhelming that you can feel your heart rejoicing with happiness.

This time we went back to the stunning Inishowen Peninsula to revisit some places we visited before but also to explore a few more.

Inishowen Peninsula is located in the north of county Donegal and is the largest peninsula in Ireland, bordered by Lough Swilly at west, Lough Foyle at east and the Atlantic Ocean at north.

This time we decided to stay for 3 days in the scenic Isle of Doagh in a beautiful and charming stone cottage at Cherry Tree Cottage! As recently we added a new member to the family, our lively Labrador “Oscar”, this was the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the stunning surroundings.

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County Donegal: 3 days trip

Time to hit the road again for a small escape to county Donegal.

After our summer holiday exploring the Wild Atlantic Way in counties Kerry, Clare and Mayo we decided to once again go to Donegal, a place that’s very special to me and that I truly love. Ireland is without any doubt a beautiful country with plenty of beautiful places to visit, but the coastal route is undoubtedly superb. The dramatic and gorgeous landscape that changes so often, the mysticism and the fact that time seems to have stopped never stops amazing me. Donegal is one of those singular places where I feel happy but at the same time it brings a bittersweet feeling when it’s time to return home as I really don’t want to departure. Well, at least it’s only 2h30m away and I can return whenever I want.

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Wild Atlantic Way – Road Trip: Kerry, Clare and Mayo

Finally, out again! After 4 months working from home due to Covid 19 and the lockdown, we are out again to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

This year we had planned to go to Canada and the United States in May but due to the exceptional circumstances our flights and accommodation were cancelled, or shall I say, postponed until we have the green light and hopefully a vaccination is found to this invisible enemy, the coronavirus.

During summertime usually we travel back to Portugal to visit family and friends but that also was postponed.

We decided to keep visiting the famous Wild Atlantic Way that we so love and this time, after Donegal and Sligo, we went further south to explore a little bit of 3 Counties: Kerry, Clare and Mayo. Continue reading

Exploring The Wild Atlantic Way (County Sligo and Donegal)

After visiting and exploring several places in County Donegal we decided to move south to continue exploring Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way, this time our road trip took us to County Sligo also called Yeats’ country. Once again, we were lucky with the weather particularly after a rainy week but living now for 7 years in Ireland I know better and even if the weather wasn’t good enough that wouldn’t stop me going. This journey once more took us to beautiful beaches with thin golden sands outstretching for miles, breathtaking scenery, hiking and history. Join me and come along! Continue reading

Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way – County Donegal (Part 2)

On the road again to explore a little bit more of the amazing Wild Atlantic Way. We left Friday after work for a remarkable weekend that included an outstanding scenery, secluded beaches, very interesting cultural and historic facts, delicious food, truly remarkable hospitality, genuine people and much more in the best company.

If you like to travel at your own pace and discover amazing places without crowds join me and come explore this unspoiled and outstanding part of Ireland. Continue reading