Now that the country is opening up it’s been great to see places that we haven’t seen for a while. Recently we went to Bundoran in Donegal, I can’t remember the last time I was there, it’s always a pleasure to go though, whatever the weather – and we didn’t pick the best day.
I was listening to Shane Smyth who is the tourism officer for the town, he was chatting to Claire Ronan on Ocean FM and he mentioned the angel wings mural. I love street art so I had to go to check it out for myself. The angel wings were painted by award winning artist Karl Porter from UV Arts, he was also involved in The Derry Girls mural in Derry – which I haven’t seen in person yet but it’s on the list.
Bundoran has a number of murals, we saw most of them on our visit, and I took photos of a few of them. The Discover Bundoran website has a handy guide of them and you can also see who painted them: https://discoverbundoran.com/2021/06/guide-to-bundorans-murals/
Bundoran Adventure Park is now open every day for the summer, we had a look around and I was tempted to go on the big wheel but the weather wasn’t the best so I’ll go on a nicer day. There’s a great little adventure golf course there too.
We had dinner at McGarrigle’s, they are just one of the restaurants with outdoor dining. It was a bit chilly but this is Ireland, the food was fab though and service was fast.
We walked along the beach front and if you are longing to see the sea but can’t get to Bundoran you can watch the live beach camera. You can switch between ‘The Peak’ to check out the surf, or watch the main beach. You’ll never have to miss a sunset again! https://discoverbundoran.com/bundoran-webcam/
There’s a gorgeous garden area behind the tourist office, it’s a credit to the people who look after it. You’ll be glad to know there are public toilets there too – which is quite a miracle as there’s a scarcity of them in Ireland.
It was a really enjoyable day, I always feel like I’ve been on holiday when I’ve visited the seaside, there’s something about the crashing waves on the rocks, pure peace.
To keep up to date with all the news in Bundoran, including a weekly podcast, check out the Discover Bundoran website here.