Vacation of a Lifetime

My sister, brother, sister in law & I went on our once in a lifetime vacation to Ireland. We were incredibly forturnate to find the Donegal Thatched Cottages on Cruit Island. What a fantastic setting! The cottage itself was roomy and had everything we needed. It was decorated very nicely but it felt very homey and comfy. While we were unable to get a seaview cottage, we could hear the ocean and could see the ocean after walking only a few steps. The views were absolutely breathtaking! Every day the ocean looked different and every day was more wonderful than the previous one. Because we had never been to Ireland, we didn’t realize how far away everything was. We drove to Slingo, Anadare, Glenveagh National Park, Derry, and Giant’s Causeway – each of these trips were longer drives than we had anticipated. For this reason, I would suggest that it isn’t centrally located for sightseeing. It had great opportunities for hiking, though and it would be a wonderful to get away by yourself. Even though there are 10 cottages in the “complex” I never felt that there were lots of people around. We went to a nearby pub one evening for dinner and traditional Irish music and had a great time! I must say that the road from the pub to the cottage can be pretty intimidating (narrow & dark!!) – even as the designated (non-drinking) driver! Conor was a wonderful host and I can certainly recommend the Donegal Thatched Cottages to anyone without reservation!!! We had a wonderful time and I hope I can get back there again! ( USA )