Travelled: 143 kilometres from Ballina in County Mayo to Donegal in County Donegal
Visited: Aughris Head, Sligo, Rossnowlagh and Donegal
Stayed: Donegal port car-park, free no services. N54.65135, W08.11297
Budget: 23 days @ €86 per day
A very quiet evening in Ballina overnight, just the bin man about 7 am. After our coffee we take a walk down the River Moy before packing up. Paid parking starts at 0830 so it’s time to go.
Continuing on the Wild Atlantic Way (N) we turn for Aughris Head, hoping it will provide a view for breakfast.
Back on the N59 it’s only 15 kms on to Sligo. We know little or nothing about Sligo other than its funny name. But it’s a small city and capital of County Sligo. We have the co-ordinates for a car-park in the middle of town and pay €1.20 for a couple of hours parking.
Map of Sligo, the marker on the central car-park.
So we have done Sligo as best we can on a Tuesday morning and we continue on the WAW.
We take the turn for Rossnowlagh. The LP describes the beach at Rossnowlagh as one of Irelands best.