Day Out In Donegal – Carrigart

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It had started out as a day of heavy rain and thunderstorms, but as I toured around the base of the Rosguill Peninsula, the weather had improved, and I had unexpectedly been able to get out of the car for a walk around Doe Castle.  The weather continued to improve as I made a quick stop in the village of Carrigart, mainly to see the elaborate, white, Celtic Cross which was apparently raised by the locals to honour the deceased Earl of Leitrim.  He was reputed to have been well thought of by his tenants which would have been rare for landlords in Ireland – an earlier Earl of Leitrim had been killed by locals.  It is a picturesque village, and the cross is definitley impressive.

 

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Earlier in the day, while the storm had still been raging, I had been parked at the Harry Blaney Bridge which links the Fanad and Rosguill Peninsulas across Mulroy Bay.  I was watching the lightning at the time from the safety of the car, and photographs had been out of the question.  As the weather was now very different, I decided to go back to get some shots of the bridge.

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