Sunday, 27 July 2014

Culdaff in the Sun


With the spell of good weather continuing I shoehorned the aged parents into my horseless carriage on Thursday and headed off into the heat. They had expressed a preference for a coastal destination so I determined upon Cudaff in County Donegal as an appropriate venue.
The temperature was more akin to the Mediterranean than the most northerly county of what is now the Republic of Ireland. We parked at Bunagee Pier which overlooks the beach. A fishing boat was unloading a catch of lobsters swiftly followed by the now empty, "pots." A youngish papa circled the bay on a jet ski accompanied by his slightly terrified children. He was enjoying himself and his offspring were dam well going to enjoy themselves!


Overlooking the pier is a now disused RNLI station. The funds to erect the station were provided by a Mrs Montgomery of the Views, Littleover, Derby in memory of her only son, William Arthur Patrick who died on 12th April 1891. In view of the relative proximity to Moville, it strikes me that the deceased may have been related to the Field Marshall's family.


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