1. Donegal Castle Whoever claimed a man’s home is his castle clearly never laid eyes on this forbidding fortress in Donegal Town. There’s nothing homely about this austere pile, standing guard over a bend in the Eske River. Its stout buttresses soar upward, piercing the sky with sharply pointed gables and protruding bartizan turrets.
I lie flat, body clamped to my board like a barnacle. Stealing glances over my shoulder, I scan the horizon for an approaching breaker. When one hits my feet, it’s time to paddle, frantically, windmill arms smashing at the ocean. It’s now or never so I scramble to my knees, ready to leap up, shimmy sideways and ride the curving whitecap like a pro. It’s a flop. I wobble in suspended slo-mo before my disobedient board surges sideways to catapult me into an inglorious face-plant fiasco.
1 Horseback riding, Tullagh Bay Gallop across Tullagh Bay, an unspoilt beach set along Inishowen’s northern coast. The affable Devlin family welcome riders with hard hats, leather boots and strong cups of Irish tea. Astride a Connemara steed, it’s a liberating clip-clop along bridleways and over pillows of grass-streaked dunes to reach the foaming ocean. 2 Scaling sea stacks, Port Village Port Village appears a misnomer — it has no port or village, only ruins of an abandoned settlement.
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Selecting a term
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