You've come as far as this walk will take you. With any luck, you'll get a good evening with the tide in to really view something very special in and around Donegal bay. Starting left, you'll be looking at Muckros which has a causeway out to St. Ernan's island (now in private hands and closed), then to Belle's isle, Murvagh golf club, Green island, Loughran hill then immediately in front of you is the old Rossylongan estate of Patrick McManus, brother of the aforementioned Seamus. Rossylongan is another good place for a walk and can be accessed by taking the first major left turn off a mile or so outside of town on the Killybegs road.
In front of you, the channel to the open sea through which the water passes is known as 'The Hassans'. It comes from the Gaelic 'Na hEasanna' which means 'swift currents'. Inside The Hassans, the Green island and Loughran hill curve to form a sheltered anchorage called 'the ship's ride' from where many famine ships lay at anchor waiting for a favourable wind to sail off in. Emigration took place from that spot from the start of the 19th century until 1900.
That's as far as this pleasant stroll goes. Once ready, retrace your steps and head back into town for your evening dinner. We hope you've enjoyed this walk.