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1a. The Urris Hills and Mamore Gap, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal

 

A beautiful coastal area of Co. Donegal

 

 

Looking south from the landward side of Mamore Gap.

Looking south from the landward side of Mamore Gap along the road to Dunree Head (see page 4 on the Dunree Fort Museum). North-west Donegal e.g. the Inishowen Peninsula is very unspoilt and very uncrowded and a delightful area to explore.

 

The Urris Hills from the landward side.

The Urris Hills from the inland side, and good walking over them.

 

The road to the sea approaching Mamore Gap.

The road to the sea approaching Mamore Gap and the Urris Hills.

 

Looking down to the sea from Mamore Gap.

Looking down to the sea from Mamore Gap in the Urris Hills, with Dunaff Head in the distance, great scenery all round on the steep descent to the beautifully scenic coast.

 

 

Once off the ferry we head for Mamore Gap and the road to the coast through the Urris Hills.

 

The ancient shrine at Mamore Gap and St Eigne's Well ....

.... and what a view down to the coast and Dunaff Head in the distance.

 

Dunaff Head from Mamore Gap.

Dunaff Head from Mamore Gap. There is much good holiday walking on the Urris Hills with wonderful walks and views to the sea and up and down the Atlantic coast.


1b. The Urris Hills coast, Leenan Beach and Dunaff Head, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal

Looking south along the Urris Hills.

Looking south-west along the Urris Hills.

 

Looking north along the Urris Hills.

Looking north-east along the Urris Hills. There are lots of short walks around the roads below the Urris Hills and the very quiet, sleepy and spread out village of Urris.

 

The coast near Urris, looking south.

The coast near Urris, looking south for lots of good coastal walking and 'scenic' driving in the car along roads with little traffic on them and you rarely pass a walker too.

 

Dunaff Head.

Looking north to Dunaff Head, with Urris village below it on the landward side. Dunaff Head is on the eastern side of the Inishowen Peninsula and there is plenty of good holiday walking along the coast including walks up and around Dunaff Head.

 

The beautifully situated Leenan beach east of Urris, clean sand, good bathing and never too crowded!

The beautifully situated Leenan beach east of Urris, clean sand, good bathing and never too crowded!

 

Leenan beach, a lovely spot for a swim ....

 

... or a stroll along the never crowded Leenan beach ....

 

... and then off for a meal to the 'Rusty Nail' pub near Clonmany.

 

Looking west to the Urris Hills.

Looking west to the Urris Hills.

 

The ever friendly donkeys residing in the lush fields below the Urris Hills.

The ever friendly donkeys residing in the lush fields below the Urris Hills.

 

Sunset over the Urris Hills in the ever changing light.

Sunset over the Urris Hills in the ever changing light.

Sunset over the Urris Hills in the ever changing light.

 

Sunset over Dunaff Head.

The western sunset over Dunaff Head on our final excellent B & B evening.

 

Leenan Beach, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, North-West Ireland: Further along the coast from Dunaff Head near Urris is the delightfully clean quiet beach at Leenan (Lenan ?). The surrounding scenery is wonderful, ranging from the Urris Hills and the Atlantic Coast, fit to accompany any picnic and a stroll on the beach and a 'sea' swim in lovely Atlantic Ocean!

Urris Hills

Clonmany

The Rusty Nail Pub, Crossconnell, Clonmany, Inishowen Peninsular, Co. Donegal, Ireland

The Rusty Nail Pub, Crossconnell, Clonmany, Inishowen Peninsular, Co. Donegal, Ireland: The Rusty Nail Pub is in the small community of Crossconnell west of the village of Clonmany. It lies on the scenic road route of the Inishowen 100 on the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal, Ireland. This is a good friendly pub, popular with families and feeds you well with generous helpings of bar meals and lies below the Urris Hills, across the fields from the beaches at Tullagh bay and not far from Ballyliffin with its golf course as well as its beach. The Urris is a great place for hill walking, beach swimming, fishing from boats or piers and cycle the quiet country roads.

Dunaff Head, Urris Village, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal, West of Ireland: Dunaff Head is a small rocky and hilly headland near the village of Urris on the Inishowen Peninsula. It is a lovely picnic walk high above the village and sea,. Although there is no track, it is possible to do a circular walk, starting and finishing in Urris Village itself

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