Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 25 - Glencolmcille (Glencolmbkille)

Well today Dad has had a great day on the bike, great weather, great views and now he is in a great hostel at Glencolmcille. The hostel is the Dooey Hostel and it had come recommended.  The hostel is situated up a steep 1km hill (Dad had to push the bike up !) but it was well worth it. Dad is going to have two nights at the hostel so he can catch up on laundry and bike repairs.  When he asked at the hostel if he could book for two nights the guy said ... if you marry my mother you can stay forever !

Dad had a good night last night. He found a pub and had steak pie and and a couple of pints of Guinness.  There were still people out surfing at 8.30 pm ... well I suppose if the surf is good you have to make the most of it! This morning he had a good buffet style breakfast in the hostel and then headed out on a quite road to Ballyshannon (which claims to be the oldest town in Ireland) and onto Rossnowlagh. It was then onto Ballintra, Laghy and into Donegal  where he had a coffee and a bacon sandwich. It was then on the busy N56 into Mountcharles. The main road was closed for repair and all the traffic was being sent on the minor roads. Dad asked if he could cycle along the main road. They said yes ... so Dad had 10km of car free road ! It was then on through Inver, Dunkineely where Dad had lunch and then into Killybegs.  It was then on to Kilcar, Carrick and finally Glencolmcille (Glencolmbkille) - I do wish they would just spell it one way ... it's hard enough to find these places on the map never mind the several variations in spelling !

Dad is going to wander into the village tonight as apparently there are three pubs to check out! Tomorrow he is off to the folk museum and have a wander along the cliffs.

1 comment:

  1. Does Mrs Doyle serve tea and sandwiches at that hostel. Looks like the sort of place that she should.