Farrenwide travels to Narin beach for a walk in the fresh air of Portnoo

Remembering rumbling bellies after a walk to the top of the Sliabh Liag mountains a few weeks ago, this time, I wasn’t going to be caught out with no snacks for refueling on these day-long adventures along the winding roads of Donegal.

Armed with a picnic of packed sandwiches, treats and a flask of tea (all credit to Mum), I made my way towards Narin, Portnoo to walk the beach.

On arrival, we couldn’t help but notice an eye-catching refreshments trailer, complete with teas, coffees, hot chocolates and particularly unusual – popcorn!

Aware of the tempting picnic of some of the Christmas dinner leftovers, we didn’t hesitate to tuck in prior to our walk. We happily munched, while overlooking the beautiful beach that is Narin.

When the flask of tea was emptied, we walked the beach, a lovely beach with a long stretch for a good walk… all the while not forgetting ‘Pirates of the Coffee Bean’ – the little refreshments trailer which was almost calling our names!

At the end of our walk, we enjoyed hot chocolates, with compliments to the Pirate of the Coffee Bean who knows his hot chocolates too!

The trip to Narin, Portnoo takes approx. 1 hour from Letterkenny. Narin is a beach well worth the visit, not only for its beauty and the beauty of the views you will be taking in but even more so for a beach that offers a long stretch for a decent walk in the fresh air of Portnoo.

In addition, when in this beautiful area of Donegal, you could make it your business to go and see Doon Fort, a stone fort in the middle of Doon Lough. This very attraction made the list of places in Ireland that deserve to be better known in last week’s Irish Independent announcement that Donegal has been named as ‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’.

A visit to Doon Fort has been added to my ever-growing list of places I would like to visit within my own Co. Donegal!

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