Thursday, 19 February 2015

Look to the skies: Northern Lights February 2015

Just a few nights ago there was a spectacular display of the Northern Lights in Inishowen. Luckily for us this event was captured and the beauty of the images below really speaks for themselves (special thanks to Ronan McLaughlin Photography for permissions and sharing). If you want more information about the Northern Lights you can check out our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

St Patrick's Day 2015

Inishowen is not unlike any other part of Ireland in its celebration of the national saints’ day. This should not come as a surprise to anyone since Inishowen has had strong links with Saint Patrick within folklore and legend*.  Places within the Peninsula such as Aileach, Carndonagh, Carrowmore and Moville to name a few, all have a story to tell in regards to Patrick as he travelled across the ‘Isle of Eoghain’ spreading his message.

Moville Parade

So it is not surprising that even till today his memory is kept alive by the local people of the peninsula. All over the peninsula there are many community based parades and activities for all the family and age groups. Thousands of locals and visitors alike participated in both Moville and Buncrana events last year. Parades this year (2015) will focus on generating a vibrant atmosphere. Music, parades and street performers will entertain the crowds creating memorable experiences for all.

 Buncrana Festival

No matter if you are a local or a visitor to the Peninsula please feel free to come along and enjoy the festivities at Moville or Buncrana this year. You will be made very welcome!

* Note: if anyone is interested below are some books that capture some of the myths, legends and historical sites of the     area which are available from the Carndonagh Library.

Our Inishowen Heritage – Brian Bonner
Romantic Inishowen – Harry Swan
The Heritage of Inishowen- Mabel Colhoun 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Step by Step Guides To Chasing The Northern Lights in Inishowen

 Click to See The Magical Northern Lights In Inishowen

 Click Above To See The Magical Northern Lights In Inishowen

Suggested Spots in Inishowen to see Northern Lights in Inishowen:
  • Malin Head
  • Dunree
  • Mamore Gap
  • Dunaff
  • Tullagh Point
  • Ballyliffin
  • Culdaff
  • Tremone
  • Shrove
  • Inishowen Head

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Malin Head: Ireland’s Most Northerly Point, Birdwatching Hotspot and More!!!

At the top of the Inishowen Peninsula is Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head. It is not just Ireland’s most northerly point, but also an area of great scenic beauty and of historical, scientific and ecological importance. The area is steeped in history and folklore. You will also find the largest sand dunes in Europe at Lagg. On Knockamany Bens you can view the famous Five Finger Strand and at low tide you can see the wreck of the Twilight, which sank in 1889 on its way to Derry. On a clear day you can see Tory Island and Muckish Mountain to the west, Rathlin Island and the Paps of Jura, Islay and the Mull of Kintyre to the East.