Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Foyle Ferry

The ferry runs from Magilligan (Northern Ireland) to Greencastle (Donegal) and means you can avoid the lengthy drive along the Foyle Estuary through Derry-Londonderry.  Choose a nice calm day and it's a decent crossing, taking less than 30 mins.

A scan, this one, with the 21mm exaggerating the clouds somewhat.  There weren't many on the ferry on the way back - just half a dozen cars or so.
Greencastle is a nice little place - the National Fisheries College of Ireland is there, as is a fish processing factory.  Not on the scale of Killybegs, but the harbour had a good few fishing boats in.  Apart from that, there's a couple of pubs, Kealy's Fish Restaurant (highly recommended) and the old ruined castle, which is rapidly turning green as the ivy takes over:

There's a lovely coastal walk between Moville and Greencastle, along the Foyle Estuary.  We didn't do that on this trip, which was all about the Doagh Famine Village.  It was early evening before we headed for home.

Just about catching the sun's rays there behind the clouds.  On Kentmere RC paper.

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