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Glenevin Waterfall Park - Precious! 09.05.07

Inishowen's many beautiful attractions are well known - from the rugged seascape of Malin Head to the historic tranquillity of Buncrana's Castle Bridge.
Within minutes you can go from lakeland to coast, from forest to mountain.
However, many people, locals and visitors alike, have yet to discover the hidden gem that is Glenevin Waterfall Park in Straid, Clonmany.
From left, John and Judith Whelan with Fr. Jo Jo Sweeney. Nestled in a stunning valley and following, for a distance of 1km, the uphill path of a meandering stream to the main attraction - the 30ft Glenevin Waterfall - this is a must-see for everyone.
Whether you prefer a gentle stroll, are a more ardent rambler or fancy yourself a bit of an adventurist, you'll fall in love
with this local treasure.
And you'll be hard-pressed to find a better spot to bring the children. This rural idyll never fails to conjure images of Tolkien's Shire. Precious!
If the kids don't manage to find a Hobbit under a stone, try telling them there isn't a troll under one of the footbridges.
There are several picnic areas which blend effortlessly with the natural surroundings. But if you don't bring your own, you can reward yourself with a nice cup of tea and scone in the Glen House.
Among the lucky ones to find Glenevin Waterfall Park over the May Bank Holiday were Sunderland husband and wife John and Judith Whelan. But they had insider knowledge, courtesy of their friend Fr. Jo Jo Sweeney.
Jo Jo informed he had worked for many happy years in Sunderland but was now delighted to be retired back home in his native Ballyliffin.
Meanwhile, sisters Aileen McCallan, Buncrana, Jacinta McAllinden, Armagh and Deirdre Nugent, Tyrone, were thrilled with their Clonmany adventure.
From left, sisters Aileen McCallan, Deirdre Nugent and Jacinta McAllinden.
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