Being Careful on the Rocks
The fine sandy beach at Narin, County Donegal, is two and a half kilometers long and at low tide it’s possible to walk out to the islet of Inishkeel. You must be careful not to get trapped by the incoming sea, which is why we didn’t spend too long there. The little tidal island was the early ecclesiastical site of Conall Caol, who founded it in the 6th century A.D. and the ruins of two early Christian churches can be found there. An old graveyard contains ornamental cross slabs dating from the 7th and 8th centuries.
As my eldest daughter is eight months pregnant I could see she was being extra careful exploring the rock pools. While I was watching her in case she stumbled, she was busy keeping an eye on her own daughter, who was jumping from rock to rock. It’s a wonder either of us paid any attention to the wonderful scenery around us.
Because the tide was on the turn we barely had time to walk out to the edge of the island to take some photographs. I didn’t get close enough to the ecclesiastical site so I searched online for more information and images to share.
If you would like to find out more about Inishkeel and see some photographs of the old ruins follow this link: Inishkeel Monastic Site
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”