The sunrise before the End

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The final day of this great trip in Northern Ireland starts at the dawn.
Literally.

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The sunrise from Kinbane Head

The clouds were gently covering the sky and the temperature was almost good.
After all it was August, not December.

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Surfing the beaches

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After a week, our vacations were almost gone.
With sadness inside our hearts, but full of beautiful memories, we left the Donegal County, and passed over Derry.
But the holiday was not over yet!

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Surfing at Benone Strand

And neither were the beaches!

Warning! Beaches (and castle) inside!

On the path of Troubles

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Last day in Donegal, before coming back to Belfast.
Blessed by a sunny sky, we went for a decent visit of Derry/Londonderry.

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Entering Free Derry

Except from being the “Walled City”, Derry does not have too much to sightsee.
However, you can always take a pleasant walk inside the old city, looking here and there, just for fun.

Read more about Derry/Londonderry

The rainy wood

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When you are in Northern Ireland, it is better to use at the maximum the not-so-cloudy-to-rain days.
On Day 6, our destination was the Glenveagh National Park.

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The road towards the Glenveagh National Park

This park is located in the heart of Donegal County, an hillside land, full of astonishing natural places.
At the center, the small Glenveagh Castle welcomes the visitors.

Read the sad story about the Glenveagh Castle!

The Inishowen 100

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It sounds like a race car, but the name “Inishowen 100” came from approximatively the distance (100 miles) of the road that run around the Inishowen Peninsula.

We did not afford to take all the way long, but still we had our 100 miles.
And they were the most beautiful 100 miles we had in Northern Ireland.

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The Inishowen 100 at Mamore Gap

Take a look at the Inishowen 100!

The Stones and the walled city

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The disappointing bad weather in the causeway on day 3 was so high that we decided to come back again.
The sun on day 4 was shining all over the hexagonal stones of the Giant’s, and finally, the natural beauty of the Giant’s Causeway was revealed to us.

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The Giant's Causeway

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Steps of stone

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The lucky to have a bright sky above our head, unfortunately, stood just one day.
After the gorgeous sunny in Cushendun, it wasn’t so beautiful the day after. But, hey, you are in Ireland, are you expecting nice weather? Forget it!

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Steps over the stones

Not too bad, anyway, we head our steps on the Giant’s Causeway.
The Giant’s is one of the such place you imagine of when you are kid, as a far far away, magic place.
I remember when I was young, the story about the Irish warrior  Fionn mac Cumhaill. Maybe not every kid imagine such things, but I always thought how cool would have been go there. And now, I did! icon biggrin Steps of stone

Read here the legend of warrior Fionn and the Giant’s Causeway

From the beach to the hill

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Far from Italy indeed, but nothing is better than a sunny day on the beach. Thanks to one of the brightest blue sky in a month, we reached Cushendun.

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Beach in Cushendun

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Rocky beach

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Flowers on the rocks

There is more inside! Including some beautiful images!

Northern Ireland 2010

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As you may be aware of, I spent more than a month in Northern Ireland, mostly working.

But I had also a very nice trip with my girlfriend, around some of the most beautiful places. This is the log of this amazing journey icon smile Northern Ireland 2010

Let’s start with a map.

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In the above map, you should see the whole trip, divided in several trails. Each trail is the route (more or less) we drove in a day, so you can keep track of the trip ^_^


Read on the complete story, starting from the Day 1!