- On November 9, 2014
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Just back from a fabulous weekend in Donegal. There’s something about crossing the border into Donegal, passing through Letterkenny and heading towards one of the many beautiful “corners” of the county….you immediately feel relaxed, the pace of life just slows right down. With regards to scenery, you literally are spoilt for choice, from Portsalon through to Portnoo and many others along the way. We had never been to Downings before and the weather was on our side – wall to wall blue skies and sun, bitterly cold at the beach.
We drove round to Dunfanaghy and along the way passed Doe Castle at Creeslough – you can read more about it here
There are some beautiful gift shops in Dunfanaghy, especially Olivia’s which, although small, stocked some lovely bits and pieces.
We stayed at Downings Bay Hotel and although it was quiet (the time of year) the staff were faultless, rooms spotless with really comfortable beds and the food superb.
For a treat, we headed to The Singing Pub as we had read great reviews on Trip Advisor and we certainly weren’t disappointed. The Greek salad starter was zingy and full of flavour but the star of the meal was the seafood cataplana – a medley of fish and shellfish cooked in a copper sealed dish with a creamy sauce, served with saffron rice – I will drive back for this alone….delicious.