So if you follow me on snapchat (WildflowerDBlog) you’ll already know that we took two of our friends away to Donegal and visited the Giants Causeway to celebrate them getting married in Vegas a few months ago! Since I had already taken five years out my boss wasn’t about to give me another week off when I had just arrived back (and so I couldn’t go to Vegas for their wedding). We had plans to do the Giants Causeway together and so I said i’d book us the hotel for the week end and off we went !
I booked ‘The Strand Hotel’ in Ballyliffin, Donegal for two nights (Friday and Saturday night) and took the Friday off work so we had the whole weekend to explore Donegal! We left first thing Friday morning at 8am, its a good drive from Tramore, County Waterford to the most northerly part of Co Donegal (right near Malin head). We arrived at the hotel at about 2/2.30 and checked in, got a sneaky drink in with some lunch at the bar and we were on the road again!
We checked out the things to do in the area and when we saw that Malin head was only twenty minutes away we ‘hit the road’. We got there and in true Irish Style it started absolutely pissing rain, so we jumped straight back in the car , if you saw my snap chat story that was the moment that I locked Darren out’ve the car ! Yep – I’m bad but it was funny !! Anyway… it stopped raining and we managed to get a few snaps!
After Malin head we stopped off for some booze and had a few drinky-poos !
The next day we got up early-ish (well when you’ve been drinking its early !!) at 8.30 , had breakky in the hotel and made our way to the Giants Causeway. It was an hour and thirty minutes to The Giants Causeway from Ballyliffin. Ive actually been to the Giants Causeway as a child but its been on my adult ‘to do’ list for a while ! In fact after all the travelling i’ve done in the past five years i’ve realised theres so much in our own beautiful little country that I want to see. So that in mind , the Giants Causeway was a great place to start! Check out the pictures … it was beautiful.
We took a detour to DunLuce Castle on the way back from the rope bridge and so glad we did because we got these amazing last few shots of the day in what some photographers call the “golden hour” .
I really enjoyed our little weekend away , if your looking for somewhere to visit in Ireland , Donegal is beautiful!
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