Saturday was one of those days when we took time to get out and about and enjoy these benefits of the area.
|Freshly caught fish in Killybegs|
At the pier in Killybegs it was quite windy and the salt sea air was so moreish you just wanted to stand there and breathe deeply, savouring and enjoying it.
After enjoying the sea air for a while we decided to drive over to Donegal Town for a spot of lunch. As usual, even at this time of year, Donegal Town had a fair few tourists around. We decided to eat in The Olde Castle Bar which is just beside O'Donnells Castle (Donegal Castle). It's a lovely little bar with lots of nooks and crannies to sit in, making dining there comfortable and warm.
|Crab and Smoked Salmon Salad|
|Chicken Wrapped in Bacon and Filled with Mozarella|
The bill for the two chowder, two main courses and a bottle of fizzy water and a bottle of still water (which we call half and half because we take half a bottle of each each and mix to make a drink that is refreshing but not overly fizzy) came to €40.45. Tipping is optional by the way, but as the service is excellent of course we left one.
|A warm welcome in McIntyre's Bar|
Later, back in Dunkineely, we wandered down the street from Daisy Cottage into McIntyre's Bar where a big roaring fire welcomed us in from the cold air. Locals had gathered around the bar and the craic, as they say, was mighty. Helped along by a perfect Guinness.
|Ah, Guinness ...|