I walked around town a bit this morning. To be perfectly honest, there's not that much here...I decided to head on towards Derry, as I was feeling pressed for time (I was already several days late in returning the car.)
A picture of Donegal Castle.
This was a little "craft village" inside one of the blocks.
I went into a local computer store ("Bits and PCs") to ask where there might be an internet cafe. He said that there was none, but that I could use his internet set up. I checked my mail.
Next, I wandered into a shop called Fresh Records (11 Magazine Street, L'Derry BT 48 6HQ), which deals in Techno and Trance LP's. Here is the proprietor, a fellow named Colin Bass, who is also a DJ. I spent about 4 hours (!) in the shop talking with Colin about all sorts of things. He gave me a cassette tape of his mixes, which turned out to be the kind of trance stuf I really like. The tape was very useful keeping me awake during the next few days of marathon driving.
You can email Colin at email@example.com.
So in other words, instead of spending my time in Derry looking at the sights of the city, I spent it talking to an interesting person. A fair trade, in my opinion.
Early in the evening (a few hours of light still left) I drove to the next destination, which was the very northern tip of Ireland, near Dun Luce castle. It was too late to visit the castle, so I bedded down at a nearby B&B called Tramway house (4 Tramway Drive, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8YS, telephone: 012657 32335). This was an excellent B&B (which is why I mention it here) and I had a very long and very interesting philosophical discussion with Margaret, who's shown in the photo below.