Moville is a small tourist town, situated on the west bank of Lough Foyle and the eastern edge of the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula, near the northernmost point in Ireland. Across Lough Foyle lies Northern Ireland, with the city of Derry being about 30 km south of Moville. While most of our days are spent in Moville, we do hop on a bus fairly regularly and wander around in a different town, thus the blog name, Somewhere in Ireland.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
a fairy door alert in donegal town
We left our house to catch the 11:45 bus to Donegal Town. It takes about 45 minutes to get there considering all the stops the bus makes. Donegal Town is where our "local library" is located. It is open only on Tues and Thurs. On Thursday it closes at 1 for lunch so once the bus arrives in town, we head right over to the library which is about a 10 minute walk if that. Got the book and then we headed right to the Bank Walk which is right next to the library. We usually walk on the trail for about 15 minutes to kill some time before heading off to Aldi to do a bit of grocery shopping. Once the shopping is done we head back to catch the 1:45 bus back to Killybegs. We get back home around 2:30 which is great--a nice fast turnaround.
The Abbey Hotel is the bus stop in Donegal Town
The Abbey Hotel is the drop off location for all buses. It can be very congested at times when people just park in the area reserved for buses. Taxis wait across the street in front of the Diamond. The Diamond is a nice place to eat/relax while you are waiting for your ride as long as it is not raining.
Donegal Town library
The library is actually in the right section of the building in the photo.
The library is just one small room but you can inter-library loan books and pick them up here if need be.
The Bank Walk takes about an hour to walk the whole thing and leads back in to town. Lot of trees and during the summer it is nice and cool.
A bunch of fairy houses have sprouted up since our last visit. Also a post box on a tree just in case you have something to mail I guess.