Got up early on Thursday and set off for Donegal great being retired and able to do this on a whim. Headed for Donegal town and then to Ardara and Glenties. I have not been in this part of Donegal for many years and it was amazing how much it has changed mostly for the better. The tourist industry has, of course, had good and bad effects, loads of new bungalows and hotels but the landscape remains virtually untouched. We arrived in Ardara and headed straight for Nancy’s Pub in the town centre. For anyone who has not been in this pub, it is an amazing experience, it looks and feels straight out of the 1950s. The front bar reminds you of something like Ryan’s Daughter or The Quiet Man movies and is all authentic. The back bar has been “modernised” in a traditional style and serves the usual pub grub meals. We had a seafood for dinner and it was fairly good at a reasonable cost.
We then looked for a B&B online and found an absolute gem. Brook Lodge Guest House about 2 miles outside Glenties. We were greeted by the owner Mary and shown to our room. The whole house is absolutely spotless and the bed was so comfortable we could have stayed for a week instead of just the one night.
Woke early again on Friday and set out to investigate the Wild Atlantic Way took lots of photos here are a few.