enter site There was a nature centre which my son loved, and we headed around the garden on a spring treasure hunt.
We opted for the shuttle bus back to the car and main visitors centre. There was no admission fee unless you wanted a tour inside the castle, and the shuttle bus was only 1.50 Euros per person each way.
Later in the day the whole family went down to the beach at Dunfanaghy – it was almost warm and practically deserted, as many beaches in Donegal seem to be. The tide was quite far out, the sand was beautifully soft and golden.
There was a tidal pool left behind quite far up the beach. Initially only our son went for a paddle, but by the end all 3 were splashing through the water, which was marginally warmer than the ocean.
We really have loved exploring this area – all within 20 miles of our base – the beaches are amazingly empty and apart from a lot of “bungalow blight” – modern bungalows have been built everywhere with seemingly little building or planning control, it is a beautiful area.
Back to Northern Ireland tomorrow, then everyone back to work/school on Monday.
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