Carrickfin Beach – Calm after Storm Callum


Carrickfin Beach with Arranmore Island in the distance

“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”


Carrickfin Beach

Carrickfin Beach beckoned me as calm, sunny weather made a very welcome reappearance after Storm Callum.

The beach is rarely busy, despite its obvious beauty:


The sky remained reflected on the tide, as I neared the North end of the beach:


I walked past rocks and rock pools:

And sat in silence, simply watching the waves ebb and flow:

It soothed my Soul and reminded me that we do not have to travel far from home to relax and recharge our batteries.

Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.



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  1. Wow, Brigid, the sky is so clear and the water so calm. Your photos are gorgeous. You’re right, we don’t have to go too far for a vacation. Our beaches are not too far away but they’re a lot busier. 🙂

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  2. Yes absolutely true, Brigid why travel to places when you have heaven in front of you. Such a wonderful presentation of the beach and its calm and peaceful flowing of the waves and yes so nice to be sitting there in all quietness. Thanks for the awesome share.

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  3. Brigid, with scenery and landscape like this on your doorstep I wouldn’t wander far either! 😀 The blue of the sky and sea is enthralling, I feel soothed by your glorious photos, calm and peace emanating from them. I hope you were safe during Storm Callum … Ireland and the west coast has taken a battering. Welcome back from your staycation!

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  4. Beautiful capture of the sky and sea, Brigid. I live in the mountains and sometimes I have to remind myself that I live in a vacation-meaning I get to see every day what others travel here to see. You are so right. We don’t have to go far from home to relax and recharge because beauty is everywhere.

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  5. simply gorgeous and so calming, like how the sky and sea seem to almost meet. hope your staycation was restful and rejuvenating. it is true there is a lot of beauty close to home

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  6. The beauty of the calm sea is a balm to my heart…I could hear the quiet lapping of the waves as I read your words…what a lovely beach to call your own…our beaches are much quieter at this time of year and I found myself on a bench looking out to our calm waters one recent morning and my soul filled with joy!

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  7. Hi Brigid
    Thanks for showing pics of beautiful Donegal. I have never visited this area of Donegal. My cousin recently posted copies of Donegal Democrat and Fermanagh Herald. Quite refreshing to keep up with the news and to see faces and places that I knew. Article on Aranmore island in Donegal Democrat .

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      • REminded me of the old days Brigid when mum received newspapers from her uncle who died in 1959. My aunt wasn’t able to keep it up.
        My cousin Patricia is the middle child of three girls and lives in Dublin .The homestead in Ballyshannon was left to her by her paternal grandmother as Patricia was her favourite. Pity that other sisters not speaking to her as a result of her grandmother’s actions. Patricia usually posts these papers on her trips up to Donegal.

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  9. I only recently started following your beautiful blog. Thank your for sharing your photos and walks. I hope you feel restored by your time away from social media. I do the same myself.

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  10. The beaches are so beautiful. There are many wonderful place near where I live where I can walk, enjoy nature, and recharge – but they’re not quite as stunning as the beaches near where you live.

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