A day out in Donegal

October 6 2018

We had a really busy day collecting the stories on the 6th.

Starting at Doon Rock early in the morning, with the clear morning air and the stunning autumn colours meant we began on a high note.

One of the things that I love the most about being in Ireland is walking in the footsteps of our ancestors – whether it’s the generation above me or hundreds of years previous. I feel their presence in my bone marrow, I guess you could say in my DNA.

The water in the Holy Wells is imbued with the same wairua, the same spirit – connecting me to them through the life force, the mauri.

Highlights this day included walking some of Saint Colmcille’s journey, his birthplace at Gartan and his place of learning at Kilmacrennan.

Doherty Keep and the Grianán both make my heart beat faster.

In the strange times of 2020, it is a deep and abiding comfort to recall these ancestral places.

Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “A day out in Donegal

  1. Thank you so much for this! It gives a real sense of being linked to those previous generations of Dohertys, by walking through those gorgeous lands that were theirs 🙂

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  2. Thanks I think to Jack and Joanne. Shall enjoy reading this. Good luck! Rosalindx

    On Sun, 9 Aug 2020 at 9:44 PM, Walking to Donegal wrote:

    > Walking to Donegal posted: ” October 6 2018 We had a really busy day > collecting the stories on the 6th. Starting at Doon Rock early in the > morning, with the clear morning air and the stunning autumn colours meant > we began on a high note. One of the things that I love th” >

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  3. Thanks for this post. Was hoping to catch up with you this week but off to Auckland for a friend’s wake. Looking forward to going back to Donegal! Will check out your post soon. Slainte! Clare

    On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 9:44 PM Walking to Donegal wrote:

    > Walking to Donegal posted: ” October 6 2018 We had a really busy day > collecting the stories on the 6th. Starting at Doon Rock early in the > morning, with the clear morning air and the stunning autumn colours meant > we began on a high note. One of the things that I love th” >

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