Hidden away, not too far from Dungiven town centre (3 miles South West on the B74 – to be precise), there lies the most tranquil location. Deep within one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland, lies Banagher Glen Nature Reserve and Forest Park.
Kinbane Castle is situated in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on a long, narrow limestone headland projecting into the sea, approximately 5 km from Ballycastle on the road to Ballintoy.
A two-storey castle was built in 1547 by Colla MacDonnell, brother of Sorley Boy MacDonnell, with a large courtyard with traces of other buildings, probably constructed out of wood.
After a busy morning spent travelling and trying to pack in as much as we could in the surrounding areas of Gweedore and Errigal, we finally arrived at our destination.
Glenveagh National Park is the second largest national park in Ireland; it covers 170 square kilometres of hillside above Glenveagh Castle on the shore of Lough Veagh.
Waking up at the Rosguill Holiday Park, it was a very wet and windy morning. We awoke around 6:45am and decided to get up and access the showers. Excellent facilities on the campsite, the showers could only be accessed by a key you receive on check in. The key lets you use the male/female/unisex toilet blocks and access the male and female showers also, which is a rather spacious wet room with a shower, hooks for towels and a toilet. 1€ is enough for 6mins especially if you only want a quick wash. Only downside was the shower button had to be repeatedly pressed every 15secs to keep the shower on.
Included with the stay, much to our surprise was also access to a small kitchen, with a fridge, sink, kettle and toaster. Freshly toasted bread and jam for breakfast and a hot cup of tea – never had we been so happy, after such a miserable morning.
Waterproofs on, we packed up our tent and accessories and left at around 9am.
Day two of our adventure and already we were feeling the temperature decrease. After having spent our first night in a tent we didn’t really know what to expect. We woke up at 7am due to the wind, light rain and a Donkey crying every 10 minutes! We decided to get up, get dressed and hit the showers!
Where we parked towards the showers was a good few minutes’ walk, not perfect in a cold chilly morning, but needs are a must!
A few months ago, we decided to book our first trip away. Our adventure begins travelling around County Donegal for five days, venturing the Wild Atlantic Way and its many meandering roads, eating our way through the local cuisine and meeting some of the friendliest people on the planet.
Come join us on our voyage as we explore the hidden gems and beautiful landscapes that dwell in County Donegal.
Today we decided to finally kick start our adventure, travelling close to home we headed towards Musseden Temple and Downhill Demesne, based on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.
Travel times from:-
- Belfast –1 h 17 min (62.4 mi) via M2 and A26
- Dublin –2 h 54 min (265.4 km) via M1
- Derry/Londonderry – 43 min (27.6 mi) via A2 and Seacoast Rd
Info from Google Maps
We arrived at around 12pm, the site itself was pretty quiet for a sunny August day. Owned and managed by the National Trust.