Friday, August 5, 2016

Ramelton Ireland


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April 2007 - Ramelton Donegal Ireland 

We now leave Northern Ireland and head into the south of Ireland, Eire.
We had rented an apartment online in the town of Ramelton. The owner was a doctor in Letterkenny.

I found a video online for the town. I could see this building with the red shutters from our place.











Ramelton is situated at the mouth of the River Lennon, 11 km north of Letterkenny and 4 km east of Milford, on the western shores of Lough Swilly. The town is named from RĂ¡th Mealtain, (Irish for "the fort of Mealtan"), an early Gaelic chieftain. The fort is said to lie under the ruins of a medieval castle of the O'Donnells, the ruling family of West Donegal before their exile to mainland Europe in 1607.

I never tired of the view overlooking the river.








Ramelton was settled by English and Scots planters during the Ulster Plantation of the 17th century and is the site of the oldest Presbyterian church in Ireland.

This was such a pretty town and we could walk everywhere.


Market day.








Pick up groceries from the Spar.





I first traveled to England with my Mom in 1960

My parents took us back as a family in 1970.

John and I first went together in 1986 to London.

Continuing 1986 with Oxford and Stratford.

Ireland 1991 Part 1 Dublin

Ireland 1991 Part 2 Around Ireland

Ireland 1991 Part 3 Around Ireland

London 2005 with family

Ireland Part 1 2005 Ballyvaughan Aran Islands

Ireland Part 2 2005 Ballyvaughan Dunguaire Castle, Galway

Ireland Part 3 2005 Burren Bunratty Castle Aillwee Caves Lahinch

Ireland Part 4 2005 Dingle Kinsale Inch

Ireland Part 5 2005 Killarney Limerick Ashford

Ireland Part 6 2005 Dublin

Ireland 2001 Ballybunion

1987 London

2001 Scotland

2007 Belfast Northern Ireland


2007 Derry Northern Ireland

3 comments:

  1. The town looks lovely and inviting.

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  2. What a lovely river town! That looks like a relaxing place to stay for a bit.

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  3. Really enjoyed the memory of our time in Donegal and specifically Ramelton.

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