Category Archives: Ireland

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Fanad Head lighthouse, Donegal

If you drive up the Fanad peninsula, by Lough Swilly in Ireland’s County Donegal, you eventually end up at Fanad Head. It is a dramatic rocky promontory, topped with a white lighthouse. From Fanad Head, you can watch the Atlantic ocean beating against the marbled red-brown rocks for hours on end, or explore the rock pools... [see more]

Eddie’s Boat

Eddie's Boat

I have yet to experience a sunny holiday in Ireland, although I keep trying. On the day I took this photo of Eddie’s Boat, I had ventured to the west coast of County Donegal, to Magheraclogher beach, Gweedore. The shipwreck of Cara Na Mara has been here since is was run aground in a big storm in the 1970s, and has been left here as a semi-permanent reminder of the event... [see more]

Racehorse Training

Racehorse training on Rathmullan beach

Horse racing and racehorse training are very much a part of Irish culture. In Rathmullan, County Donegal, in the North West corner of Ireland, you see racehorses training on the long beaches of Lough Swilly because the sand has the perfect texture, and it’s usually too bloody cold to sunbathe, so there are no human obstacles... [see more]