The Wild Atlantic Way – A Walk on Gola Island

Gola Island, known as Gabhla or Oileán Ghabhla in Irish, lies on The Wild Atlantic Way, a mere mile off the Donegal coast. It is a haven for artists, nature lovers, walkers and rock climbers. A 15 minute drive from my home takes me to the Gola ferry leaving from Magheragallan. September’s Indian summer provided perfect conditions for my first exploration of the […]

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Wordless Wednesday – The Boat Strand, Carrickfin

A Quiet Day at The Boat Strand Looking out over The Atlantic Alone on the Beach The Sunshine Sparkling on the Water Arranmore Island in the Distance The Joy of Paddling 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 […]

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Donegal Tweed – A Timeless Fashion Classic

“For over a century, the village of Ardara was at the forefront of the production of handwoven Donegal Tweeds. A building known as “The Mart” was the central marketplace with all the local tweed produced, inspected, stored and sold inside its walls. Photograph courtesy of Triona Design However, in the sixties, the arrival of modern machinery decimated the indigenous industry. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Errigal Mountain

Errigal Mountain, Co. Donegal, Ireland 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. She lives in Donegal, Ireland –  an area of outstanding natural beauty.  

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The Gardens of Glenveagh Castle – Rainbows of Rhododendron and Azalea

The Pleasure Gardens In the spring of 2007 and the summer of 2008, I was very blessed to work in the gardens of Glenveagh Castle, set amidst Donegal’s Derryveagh Mountains. The gardens and castle are part of Glenveagh National Park, the second largest national park in Ireland. I like to return at least once a year, to reacquaint myself with The […]

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Massive Destruction of Donegal Wildlife on World Earth Day

Mullaghderg Mountain after the Wildfires On Easter Monday, a series of wildfires caused widespread destruction to homes, land and wildlife around The Rosses area of Donegal. Destruction and Devastation Sadly, these were not the first of the year. In the previous days and weeks, several wildfires had ravaged local villages, and destroyed one home, damaged many others, and devastated wildlife […]

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