Father Hegarty Rock
Father Hegarty Rock
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SuJ
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Great scooter and family friendly walk with something for everyone. We started at festival park where there was a cool playground and toilets (sadly no toilet roll or soap in the toilets). We then went along passing an interesting mosaic area which the kids enjoyed spotting things in. Crossing over the old bridge we reached the RNLI for a rest and coffee stop before continuing to the monument. At this point we returned to picnic on a nearby beach, which was lovely (although lots of jellyfish in the water). Finally returning to the playground and having ice creams in the town. All in all this walk is a must do activity if you are holidaying with kids as everyone enjoyed it and it was a cheap day out.
Written August 19, 2021
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blackrose43
Glasgow, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Family
Lovely walk Its breathtaking, you start at the Crana bridge you then follow Lough Swilly you pass Neds point all the while you are looking at some fantastic views I never tire of this beautiful walk I have been doing it most every year and I am now 71
Written October 24, 2014
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TravelAddict
Derry, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
This is truly beautiful coastal walk. From Buncrana, walk to bridge, from there its well signposted.
The path is well maintained , & fairly easy for anyone, as it gently undulates. The scenery is simply astounding, it's hard to believe it is so close to town. It follows the coast, & past some lovely small sandy beaches. Fr Hegarty's rock is about 1km along, set by the side of the path. It is a simple memorial, & quite moving.
From here, it"s not far to complete the coastal path, which ends at a long, empty sandy beach. Along the entirety, there are stunning sea & mountain views across to Inch Island & Rathmullen.
There are seats/benches at regular intervals along the route.
Highly recommend it; the entire route is only about 2 km each way.
Written March 21, 2017
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LisaD36
Newcastle upon Tyne79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
The walk out to Father Hegarty's Rock is a bit hilly in places but worth it....it's now predominantly tarmaced which makes it a bit easier to access and the views are stunning. The history of the area is also fascinating for any history buffs ...I won't ruin the surprise!!
Written May 5, 2015
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GlasgowSiobhan
Cambuslang, UK603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
We did lots of walking in Buncrana and a walk along to Father Hegarty Rock is a must! Its a lovely coastal walk, beaches/bays/cliffs..... It was busy with people walking and on bikes. They are a number of places to have a seat.
Written March 17, 2015
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Jeanette L
Buncrana, Ireland52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
this is a wonderful coastal walkway going from Neds Point to the grave of Fr Hegarty. Its a walk that most people can manage with a nice steady pace, a young child would need a buggy or trike as it does have some steep inclines. There's a wonderful safe beach on the way, which you can go down to and walk along to join up to the path again. The benches can make for a great viewing gallery of the Lough Swilly at its best, if you have a spare hour this is for sure one of the nicest walks you will ever take. Don't miss it if you are in Buncrana.
Written July 22, 2015
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.4,858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
One of the places to stop and visit on the Buncrana Shore Path walk. Not a nice part of our history to think about. Nevertheless, a beautiful spot for your final resting place.
Written July 20, 2015
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quaestor
Ireland138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
A well-kept seaside path takes the visitor past Fr Hegarty's Rock - a local landmark - to the fine strand at Stragill. Worth the effort.
Written October 22, 2014
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Daoinenaheireann
Derry. N.Ireland74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
The walk, starting at the bridge over the River Crana, takes you by O'Doherty's Keep. It is well paved and passes Ned's Point, a fort built during the Napoleonic times. It is uphill at times but the views across Lough Swilly are wonderful. Fr. Hegarty was a priest murdered by the Redcoat English soldiers.
Written September 1, 2014
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rada8
ireland223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
lovely long walk to find the rock,beautiful scenery and worth it.,
The cross is in the rock as you look at it,headstone near it for father Hegartty,
Written July 27, 2019
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