If you are a traveller seeking something a little more personal, take the opportunity to meet a local legend, Eddie Doherty. Doherty is well-known for creating Donegal’s fine-crafted, hand-woven, tweed products. All of the products are produced from 100% Irish wool and are hand-woven in Doherty’s private workshops in Ardara. After 40 years of weaving, both privately and for large Irish fabric companies, he currently offers visitors blankets, rugs, capes, scarves, waistcoats, hats and slippers, offered in the traditional herringbone pattern, as well as a more modern, checkered design. Eddie has been fascinating visitors from worldwide and now offers private, international orders as well. If you are in the area of Glengesh Pass, a stop by his marvellous workshop is a must.
Delightful inns, cottages and bed and breakfast enterprises are abundant throughout the Glengesh Pass for those who seek accommodation. Furthermore, delectable eateries, pubs and restaurants are never far away. Locals recommend the lively Narin Inn, which features local fish, local music and lots of local laughs. Interested in something different? At 22 Main Street is a restaurant which offers an informal, festive atmosphere with a variety fare sure to please any palate.
Back at home, no one will have heard of Glengesh Pass, despite its striking views, rich history and skilled artists. However, any traveller looking for beauty, exploration, culture and a first-hand Irish experience should be certain to allow plenty time in Donegal when plotting your next itinerary.
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