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Postby Anya » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:03 pm

Awesome pics guys, thanks for sharing. :)
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Postby Dubhy63 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:34 pm

I've been in Donegal last week and managed to get many great pics.Here's one for everyone who loves a nice sunset,I'll try to post more soon. :)

Sunset at Bloody Foreland

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Postby nessieq » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:30 pm

Those are beautiful pictures, both of you! They are making me want to go back sooo much!
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Postby A_S » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:50 pm

They've got puffins in Ireland?! As if that place wasn't cool enough... :lol:
Fantastic pictures, they do indeed make me want to go back! See, this is why I love Ireland in the first place...
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Postby dids » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:11 pm

So nice pictures! thanks for posting! :D
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Postby Susann » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:02 pm

I looked at the puffins at the 21st June on Tory Island. This date I will never forget because my stay on Tory was really special :wink:.

In 2006 and 2007 I already was on Tory but only for some hours. This year I wanted to stay overnight. I booked a room in the hostel on Tory for one night. It should be my last night in Donegal for this holiday trip. The 22nd June I wanted to take the flight from Donegal Airport to Dublin at 4.55 pm. In Dublin I had booked a bed in a hostel for my last 4 days in Ireland. And I promised auntie Bríd and a couple in Annagry to say good bye on my way from the ferry to Carrickfinn.
So I took the ferry from Magheroarty to Tory at 11.30 am the 21st June. It was cloudy. I arrived the hostel about one hour later. Then I started to a beautiful walking tour to the Eastern side of Tory. Here I took the photos from the puffins. Last year I saw there baskin sharks but I didn’t know that there were puffins on the island. Then, at about 5 pm the mainland was disappearing :!:. Very fast I dressed my rainwear and then rain and storm started. In the night I was in the only pub (in the hotel) watching football (EURO 2008) and listening to the music session (the King was also playing). And at about midnight some other people and I walked to the Club because there was a 18th birthday party and everyone was invited. At about 3 am I walked back to the hostel and it was still raining and stormy. But I wasn’t concerned :|. We had June and the mainland was not far.
When I got up it was the same terrible weather – but I wasn’t concerned :|. The ferry should go at 10.30 am. Already at 9.30 am I went to the hotel to say good bye to some of the people I met because the hotel has it’s one ferry at 10 am. But in the hotel the people said that there is no ferry today because of the poor weather conditions. I couldn’t believe it :shock:. I was stranded on Tory Island!!! What to do now? All the important telefon numbers were in the car and nobody there could help me to find out the numbers for the airport and for the hostel in Dublin. So I called my nephew in Cologne. And I was lucky – he was at home. He browsed the internet and texted me the telephone numbers. During I waited for his message the people around me were very nice. They tried to calm me down. Then I called AVIS at Donegal Airport because I needed the car one day longer and I could book an AerArann flight for the next day at 3.30 pm. I also said the hostel in Dublin that I’m coming one day later. Then I called Bríd and the others to say what happened. They were very worried. After managing all these things - my head was nearly exploding - I went out into the storm together with two nice women from Donegal to get a clear head. In the afternoon the King was playing music to enjoy the „Robinson Crusoes“. At about 7 pm the rain stopped and we could see the mainland again. The next morning I got up at 6.30 am because I hoped the weather will be good. And it was good. So I went out for a walk from 7.30 until 9.45 am. I walked to the two places were I looked at the puffins two days ago but all puffins were gone. I met the King at the pier and told him the news – he couldn’t believe it. At 10 am I said good bye to the people who stayed in the hotel and then our ferry came :D. There was blue sky when we left Tory and a dolphin swam beside the ferry.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... Tory-1.jpg
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Postby Anya » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:29 pm

Thanks for sharing these great pics with us. :)
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Postby Siobhan » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:43 pm

Susan, what a story... :shock: I`m so glad you`re back and happy, and you managed to sort things out. Now it`s such a great story to tell, but I can imagine how stressed you were. I`m happy everything ended well. I have to go to Tory myself, finally... :)
Your photos are sooo gorgeous... :D

Does Auntie B. still take guests? I`m tempted to try, she`s such an adorable lady, but I`m as always reluctant, not wanting to cause any trouble. :)
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Postby Dubhy63 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:36 pm

Great pics Susann,Tory has some special magic which is hard to explain in words,the pics will do the talking :!:
Siobhan,I don't know if Auntie B.still takes guests,but a quick call might sort out the problem for you. :)

I've picked another few shots from my ever growing collection,I believe that most of the locations are familiar for anyone who has been in and around Gaoth Dobhair.

Views from the Errigal

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http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF3962.jpg

Glenveagh National Park

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Beach at Bunbeg

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Postby Siobhan » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:43 pm

Dubhy63 wrote:I've picked another few shots from my ever growing collection,I believe that most of the locations are familiar for anyone who has been in and around Gaoth Dobhair.

Views from the Errigal

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF3938.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34 ... CF3962.jpg


I have to climb Errigal...
:shock: These are gorgeous...

Ever growing collection, you`re saying... Sounds familiar. :lol:
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Postby Dubhy63 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:01 pm

Climbing the Errigal isn't too difficult Siobhan,one can easily reach the summit without using every ounce of energy. :)

I have created a small slideshow ,it includes some pics from Gweedore and other areas of Donegal ,it can be found here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdv3FqIdF3E
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Postby Dubhy63 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:04 pm

Glenveagh National Park is one of the areas where I love to go when I visit Donegal.This time of the year can provide great opportunies for anyone who's interested in photography,the photo attached to this post is a good example.It was taken on Sunday gone,the clouds,light and reflection in the water tell the whole story,it was simply great. :D

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa34/Dubhy63/DSCF5018.jpg
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New Images From Gweedore

Postby Errigal Hostel » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:25 am

Hi duphy63,

Wow, great image of Glenveagh, pure magic!

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm12 ... 3089-1.jpg

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http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm12 ... 3195-1.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm12 ... 0026-1.jpg

Here are a few new images from Gweedore. One included is of a “Brocken Spectre” taken from the top of Errigal. It's a rare rainbow type phenomenon that appears once in a while. I have seen the odd one before on hikes, but this time I had my camera-phone and managed to finally snap one, just wished I brought my good camera though as the quality is not the best.

Anyone interested in the Frankie kennedy winter school? Some classes will be held here at Errigal Hostel this year. As of yet which ones I’m not sure, but will know very soon and will post here when I do. There are still rooms and beds available at the hostel, although the hostel is completely full on the 31st Dec and 1st Jan. Anyone interested in booking contact me here: errigalhostel@eircom.net

bye for now,

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Postby Susann » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:18 pm

Hi Dubhy63 and Karl,

I like your photos very much. Next year I will be back in Gweedore :lol: :lol: :lol:.

Karl, on one of your photos is your dog, isn't he? I think I know the dog because I stayed some days in the old hostel in September 2003.

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