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Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:08 pm
by Mac 60
Bank holiday so i headed across the border to Malin Head to escape the traffic and do some of the Wild Atlantic Way.
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Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:10 pm
by Mac 60
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Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:12 pm
by Mac 60
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Weather was fantastic, great day out (thumbs)

Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:44 pm
by V2orV4
As usual Donegal looks stunning. Not long now before I travel over for the ABR rally, so if the weather is kind, I may well explore a bit more of Donegal as well.

Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:17 pm
by sven
I've just returned from a weeks trip to Ireland and found Donegal, other than around Malin Head, to be a bit disappointing. It was surprisingly built up (bungalows everywhere) and didn't have a real sense of wilderness, unlike the area around Westport and Kerry once further south.

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Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:04 pm
by suzivstrom650
sven wrote:I've just returned from a weeks trip to Ireland and found Donegal, other than around Malin Head, to be a bit disappointing. It was surprisingly built up (bungalows everywhere) and didn't have a real sense of wilderness, unlike the area around Westport and Kerry once further south.


Have to agree Sven.Huge sections of Donegal fell prey to the Celtic Tiger economic boom of the '90s and '00s.whoever was in charge of rural planning in those years should have been jailed!

Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:16 pm
by loudpedal
Just go inland about a half a mile form the coast and you will find the real Donegal


Loudpedal

Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:36 am
by Mac 60
suzivstrom650 wrote:
sven wrote:I've just returned from a weeks trip to Ireland and found Donegal, other than around Malin Head, to be a bit disappointing. It was surprisingly built up (bungalows everywhere) and didn't have a real sense of wilderness, unlike the area around Westport and Kerry once further south.


Have to agree Sven.Huge sections of Donegal fell prey to the Celtic Tiger economic boom of the '90s and '00s.whoever was in charge of rural planning in those years should have been jailed!
Well i was only there for a few hours and enjoyed myself a lot. The Mamore gap alone beats riding around Triangle area which is strangled with bank holiday traffic or the coast road.

Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:36 am
by Steve T
Very nice set of photos Mac60.

Love seeing that bike finally being properly used

Continue entertaining us with your reports

Steve T

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Re: Donegal day trip

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:24 am
by Flintlock
+1 for the Mamore Gap - lovely bit of road.
Looks like you had a great day out Mac (thumbs)