Thursday Doors – Donegal

It’s been quite a while since I posted a Thursday Doors from Donegal. This one comes from Inch Island which lies just off the Donegal coast, at the start of the Inishowen peninsula. It covers an area of five square miles and is accessed by a causeway road.

We passed a traditional Irish cottage on the way, with a red door.

After a lovely scenic drive we arrived at a small, quiet beach and pier.

On our journey to Inch Island we passed through a village with an unusual name.

Burnfoot village, on the Inishowen peninsula in county Donegal, has a population of around 450 people. I have no idea why the name is Burnfoot in English but the Irish name for it is Bun na hAbhann, which means ‘river basin’.

We left the Gaffer with his cousin, Sid, while we took our trip to Inch Island. They get on well but Sid is a few dog-years older, so hasn’t as much energy as the Gaffer and likes to lounge in his bed most of the time.

But guess what happens every time he leaves it to spend a penny.

The Gaffer, never one to miss an opportunity, keeps it warm till he returns.

I hope you’ll stop by for another Thursday Doors post next week but in the meantime, Norm has some interesting doors over on his blog, well worth checking out.


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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28 Responses to Thursday Doors – Donegal

  1. TCast says:

    Seems like such a serene place, Jean. But that red door really stands out!
    Thanks for sharing. Regards, Teresa

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    When I was a child, we drove to visit relatives in Virginia every summer. We would exit the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Donegal. I looked it up and the Wikipedia entry says:

    Donegal is best known as an exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with restaurants, gas stations, and a hotel for travelers.

    It was named after the town and county of Donegal in Ireland.

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely and the doggies are adogable!

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  5. Junieper2 says:

    Donegal- oh what an Irish name! Am glad you translated the river basin for us. Your landscape images of the skies and the water are stunningly beautiful! And again you managed to find a red door:)
    May I write you by email about my writing? It’s about working out the plot, and need advice about what I can and can’t do.. My email is Thanks in advance :):) (please put in a subject, otherwise it will go to the spam folder!)

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    A lovely red door and some very pretty countryside and water views. What a perfectly peaceful post 🙂

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  7. I like the door, but oh, the views!!


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  8. Prior... says:

    Burn foot – river basin-
    Both work me – and like that red door with the bright white –
    And beautiful shells in the photo #6

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  9. Miss N says:

    I haven’t seen any red door yet in my side of the world where doors are mostly made of natural wood color. It’s a delight to see a red post in your post. It stands out.

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  10. sjhigbee says:

    A delightful post, Jean – not only a wonderful red door, but more Gaffer goodness:))

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  11. Great red doors, but my favorite shots are of the cute dogs sleeping!

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  12. joey says:

    *makes note of Donegal*
    Love the puppy tale at the end, too 🙂

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