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.

narin beach donegal

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.

narin beach, inishkeel donegal

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.”


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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20 Responses to Careful

  1. plaidcamper says:

    Beautiful landscape!

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  2. That’s what’s so great about blogs, where people share images of their beautiful surroundings, such as you do. Most of these places I’ll never get a chance to visit but I can ‘see’ them through all those wonderful photographs and blogposts.


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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photos Jean. My daughter loves walking on rocks, but I would be worried given your daughter’s condition. Still, you said she was being careful. It’s good that you’re aware of the tide. I’ve read stories of people who were cut off from the way they entered a beach due to the tide coming back in.

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  5. Lovely, but it sounds like a place everyone should be careful.


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  6. What a beautiful place to be, worth being careful just to see it.

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  7. Ali Isaac says:

    Now that’s what I call a BEACH! The west has the most stunning white sandy beaches with blue lagoon-like sea. Pity its so damn COLD! Lovely post!

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  8. …Donegal… beloved, lovely, beautiful Donegal… ❤ Thank you for sharing! 🙂


  9. These views are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them. I remember climbing around water and rocks with small children–in some ways, I’m so glad they’re grown and can be careful of their own selves, but now they watch ME like a hawk to be sure I don’t stumble. 🙂

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