The Road To Dunlewey

The road to Dunlewey can sometimes feel like a portal into another world. This is where the absolute grandeur of County Donegal begins to reveal itself in its dramatic finery. Donegal does grandeur on a scale to which most other Irish counties don’t even come close. And still, perhaps because of its slightly remote location in Ireland’s north-west, it remains …

The Bearnas Buttress, Dunlewey

As dramatic Irish backdrops go, the Bearnas Buttress is hard to beat. It’s the name given to Ireland’s largest continuous rock face which forms just part of the astonishingly beautiful and rugged landscape in which nestles the village of Dunlewey in County Donegal. Not surprisingly, it’s an area popular with serious climbers who regard it as by far the most …

Poisoned Glen, Dunlewey

Dunlewey in County Donegal is one of Ireland’s most breathtaking locations. A distinctive landmark is the ruined church, dating from the 1850s, nestling in the area known as the Poisoned Glen. Never has a place been more misleadingly named. It’s probably a mistranslation of the original name in Irish which was the Heavenly Glen. Unfortunately the Irish words for heaven …