Lough Derg – with the Praktica L

One thing Ireland isn’t short of (other than pubs) is pilgrimage sites and general Saint Patrick related places of interest.  One picturesque site is Lough Derg in County Donegal, just outside village of Pettigoe which like the Brexit vote, is half in the North and half in the Republic – and hence the EU.

Lough Derg has a nice walk around the lakeside, a visitors centre and a church but is mainly used for the boat crossing over to the Station Island of retreat – St Patrick’s Purgatory.  This isn’t available to non-pilgrims but it’s a nice spot for a walk and a photo.  I had the chunky Praktica L from this post with APX100 and being in Donegal, guessed exposure with Overcast 8.  Or 5.6.

 

lough derg sign
Welcome
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The St Columba with the retreat island in the background

 

 

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The St Brigid

lough derg boat

 

 

pettigoe road
6km to Pettigoe and the EU border…
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Patrick