Day Out In Donegal – Doe Castle



It was a day of torrential rain and flashing lightning back at the start of July, and itching to get out and about, I resigned myself to probably just going for a drive, on the off-chance that there might be some dry spells, but with little hope of getting out of the car or doing any walking.  I headed for the Rosguill Peninsula in northern Donegal, and with the weather still terrible, parked on the high ground above the Harry Blaney Bridge.  There, through the heavy rain, I sat in the car and watched the dramatic lightning flashing over Horn Head and the ocean.  Then driving aimlessly, I found myself at the 16th century Doe Castle just as the rain stopped and some breaks began to appear in the dark clouds.  I was able to take a walk around the castle knowing that if the lightning started again, I could quickly retreat to the car.  The well preserved castle was an interesting location for an hour’s photography.























































Just getting this break in the thunderstorm to explore the castle meant I felt that already it had been worthwhile heading out in such unpromising weather, but it turned out to be just the start of a great day.


3 thoughts on “Day Out In Donegal – Doe Castle

  1. You might need cheering up.

    The speaker I received on Friday. I hate to say it,but,it was bricked by the previous eejit who had it. Flashing amber & blue light constantly,service centre repair required. Awk. I was wile upset. I started the returns process with our friends @ Amazon. However,I really loved the quality & feel of the item that I wanted another one. It was £127 for the used Amazon warehouse one,however,the new White one was £139. So,I bought a new one. Arriving Tuesday all being equal. Jesus it’s solid.

    Also,I have about 9 HDMI cables so i have one here for you.

    @ work here. Overtime, to pay for speakers & cars you understand.

    1. Its a strange looking castle alright, but despite its looks, it was genuinely built for defense, and did see some action I believe. Definitely an interesting place to visit Jessica.

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