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Father Hegarty Rock

Shore Path, Lough Swilly, Buncrana, Ireland
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You can walk this route from anyplace in Buncrana. The views of the Swilly and the shores on the... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
59Monica4
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Buncrana, Ireland
Poor Father Hegarty- great views tho!

Walked up from Buncrana Pier took about an hour but you can walk from RNLI base, Beautiful views... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
Twinklezz
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

You can walk this route from anyplace in Buncrana. The views of the Swilly and the shores on the far side are beautiful as are the views of Inch Island whilst you get some really good exercise.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Walked up from Buncrana Pier took about an hour but you can walk from RNLI base, Beautiful views and great footpath saw very few people on a rainy Friday, Gets quite steep up near the rock and wear decent boots or runners.

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2016

You can walk from Buncrana to Stragill beach along a beautiful coastal path. The view has to be seen to be believed! The place is full of history and explanations are given at various locations including at Father Hegarty Rock. Many people have left little...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

I spent a lovely morning exploring the shore walk in Buncrana and this was a nice historical feature to the walk. There is enough provided information for you to know what you are seeing, and it's so beautiful to walk along the water and take...More

Thank Christine E
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

have heard of the rock and went for a visit, nice to read the information on Fr Heagarty, It feels a peacefull place.

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Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

As I was born in Buncrana, I can honestly say that the walk from Neds Point is one of the best walks you will have. It's beautiful especially in the summer, early morning before the rush.

Thank kacky1
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

The views of Lough Swilly are worth the walk up the hill to Father Hegarty's Rock which is said to be the priest's burial ground. it was where he said Mass during the Penal Times.

1  Thank dunreeboy
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

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....More

1  Thank Jeanette L
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Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Aileen M
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He was a priest in Ireland in the penal times who was beheaded in 1711 for being a Catholic priest. Seamus Hegarty was parish priest of Fahan, between Buncrana and Derry.
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Hi Jeanette. Your question about your rooms at your hotel have come to the attractions page on TripAdvisor. You will need to email your hotel. Have a great trip. Regards, Helen.
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