Saturday, December 21, 2019

A Festive Day in Dungloe

Bill and I went off for an overnight stay yesterday. We went to Dungloe, a small town in Co Donegal. With a population of 1164 people, it is slightly smaller than Killybegs, which has a population of 1236. In spite of its small size, Dungloe is the main town in an area known as The Rosses. It's a lovely little town and I loved walking around there--especially when we went out again at around 4 as it was just starting to become dark. By the time we got back to the B&B, it was completely dark. We walked around town and enjoyed the Christmas lights and window displays and then we went around the corner to the quay and walked the path along the water's edge and along the pier. It was so quiet and beautiful. I felt such a sense of peace, joy, and contentment. Here are some pictures I took during the day when we first got there and then on our evening walk.
outside The Cope store

where the river meets the sea
christmas 'tree' at the end of the pier

clouds coming in
lights on main street

we were in a gaeltacht area, so many signs in irish, like this bar

low tide

night falling

the 'tree' at the end of the pier again

looking northwest
We could see the 'tree' at the end of the pier from our room, which was nice. When we opened the curtains this morning, the sun was hitting the hill and gave it a golden glow. The sun was soon hidden behind clouds, which was OK with me.
It was a really wonderful quick getaway. I'm so glad we went!


Vicki said...

What a beautiful place to spend a day or two, or live :)

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Ella said...

The Christmas tree at the peer is amazing!
May this Holiday season bring you and yours all the peace of mind, love and joy you‘ve hoped for.
Merry Christmas!

Shari Burke said...

It's a lovely little town! A very happy Christmas week to you all!