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Visit to Fanad Lighthouse by WalkTalkDonegal

One of the highlights this year of Walking And Talking In Donegal was a visit to the spectacular Fanad Lighthouse, recently voted 2nd best in Europe or was it the world?!!!I had a group of walkers from Bremen,Germany and among them were very good photographers especially Robbi, some of whose photos he has allowed me [...]

By |May 12th, 2015|Walking|Comments Off on Visit to Fanad Lighthouse by WalkTalkDonegal

The Role of Lough Swilly in WW1

In the autumn of 1914 Lough Swilly provided shelter for the entire British Grand Fleet under the command of Admiral John Jellicoe. The British Grand Fleet consisted of 35-40 state-of-the-art battleships and battlecruisers as well as a wide array of destroyer cruisers, aircraft carriers and submarines. The Grand Fleet was considered the most potent weapon [...]

By |May 11th, 2015|Heritage & Culture, History|Comments Off on The Role of Lough Swilly in WW1

Lough Swilly Shipwrecks on the Wild Atlantic Way

Lough Swilly’s position on the North Atlantic shipping route , once one of the busiest in the world, and its role as a harbour of refuge to be headed to during difficult weather at sea , resulted in it having more than its fair share of shipping casualities. Maritime records reveal approximately 62 wrecking incidents [...]

By |April 25th, 2015|History, Shipwrecks|Comments Off on Lough Swilly Shipwrecks on the Wild Atlantic Way