arriving to Bunbeg

Gweedore Travel Blog

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On our way to the north, we had a great spot for our lunch beside the river in Boyle. The abbay is also very interesting to see. Continuing to the north, after Silgo we were amazed by the impressive Benbulben mountains. This mountain was such an attraction on me.

We stayed a couple of days in the simple but friendly hostel in Gweedore. This area is one of my favorites: the coast is wonderful and offers lots of variety, the little villages are a pleasure to discover and the Errigal mountain is a worthwhile climb to do.

First we had to discover the Bunbeg bay where the sea water runs as fast as you during the tides, impressive! There is a wreck in the middle but you better run if you want to get close before the water reachs it!

Then, you have lots of little islands and colorful houses when walking along a beach.

Kincasslagh bay at Bunbeg
You don't know if it's the water that enters the land or land that conquers the sea. A little trip towards Cruit Island is another great thing to do.

What a beach there, wide and wild, I could spend hours there. After climbing over the hill, you get to see polish rocks hiding large beaches.



 After playing in the sand, it was time to climb up to the top of the errigal "very rocky" mountain. We gathered lots of motivation and energy that morning, but you have to know that it is quite something to climb it. I recommend looking backwards only when you reach the top, it's Fantastic!! It really is worth the energy you spend walking though the rocks. On one side you have the mountains and their lakes, on the other side the beaches. Nobody should miss this experience.

Top of Errigal

Another amazing experience in this area is the Horn Head!! There you meet the wind with a big W and the sea with a big S. The cliffs are quite impressive there and without much protection.

Landscapes can change so much in this area.

After busy days with Nature, we went to a tiny Pub in the not less tiny village of Bunbeg thinking we might be alone entering the place. We had a great evening drinking and listening to live music. I guess it started with two musicians that brought their own instruments to play in a corner. All of a sudden there were almost 10 people there playing and everybody supporting them by singing. Amazing irish experience in the tiny Pub of the not less tiny village.

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Kincasslagh bay at Bunbeg
Kincasslagh bay at Bunbeg
Top of Errigal
Top of Errigal
168 km (104 miles) traveled
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