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Location / Nearby Father Hegarty Rock

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SuJ
⏳ 12-2021
4.1

Great family friendly accessible walk/scooter trail

Great scooter and family friendly walk with something for everyone. We started at festival park where there was a cool playground and toilets (sadly no toilet roll or soap in the toilets). We then went along passing an interesting mosaic area which the kids enjoyed spotting things in. Crossing over the old bridge we reached the RNLI for a rest and coffee stop before continuing to the monument. At this point we returned to picnic on a nearby beach, which was lovely (although lots of jellyfish in the water). Finally returning to the playground and having ice creams in the town. All in all this walk is a must do activity if you are holidaying with kids as everyone enjoyed it and it was a cheap day out.
jslocombe2016
⏳ 12-2021
4.6

Touching

What a location to rest. The monument to this martyr is well-tended, right on the shore walk in Buncrana. His story is touching.
rada8
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

nice walk to find the rock

lovely long walk to find the rock,beautiful scenery and worth it.,
The cross is in the rock as you look at it,headstone near it for father Hegartty,
59Monica4
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

Good walking

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.
Twinklezz
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Poor Father Hegarty- great views tho!

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.
TravelAddict
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

A Must Do. Stunning scenery

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 town. It follows the coast, & past some lovely small sandy beaches. Fr Hegarty’s rock is about 1km along, set by the side of the path. It is a simple memorial, & quite moving.
From here, it"s not far to complete the coastal path, which ends at a long, empty sandy beach. Along the entirety, there are stunning sea & mountain views across to Inch Island & Rathmullen.
There are seats/benches at regular intervals along the route.
Highly recommend it; the entire route is only about 2 km each way.
teacher358
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

A beautiful walk whatever the weather.

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 poems and prayers at the site. Very peaceful.
Christine E
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

lovely and peaceful

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 in the scenery. A perfect spring walk.

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