Map of The Bluestack Way Part 3

Up over the Bluestacks from Letterfad down into the gem that is Glenties.

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The Bluestack Way Part 3
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Moderate: 9.9 miles, Full day
 
Overview: You'll have enjoyed two good days on the Bluestack Way at this stage, but what comes next is possibly the best part of it. The sight of the pristine and perfectly manicured Tymeen football pitch, the sacred serenity of Disert, the hulking presence of Carnaween, the agony of climbing up Lugnabrogue, the ecstasy of getting to the top and admiring the best view in Ireland, the calmness of Doobin, the surreal sight of a sofa just when you want one and the joy of seeing Glenties are yours to behold - this is one special section.

The Bluestack Way is a well regarded waymarked way, but the more I think about it, its a pilgrimage of sorts; a doffing of the cap to generations of people and of ways that are long gone, where determined people lived and exciting (and at times inexplicable) occurrences took place, where the harsh land gave knowledgeable and grateful residents a living and where the epic and ever-changing beauty would make the heart of the most hardened cynic skip a beat. Savour its fresh air, its exquisite scenery, its remarkable stories, its quiet and tacit dignity and its enduring appeal - getting to the top of the Bluestacks is a treat we should all enjoy at some stage on our own personal pilgrimages.

This guide was produced for Donegal Walkers Welcome with the aid of funding from The Heritage Council.

Tips: PLEASE NOTE: This App is primarily intended as a means of enjoying the lore and history of the area. While it follows the route of the Way via GPS, it should be used as a supplement to, not a replacement for, proper map and compass reading. Full advance preparation should be made of the route with Ordinance Survey maps that should be taken with you together with proper equipment, apparel and sustenance. We can recommend the following professional guides: Patsy McNulty +353(0)877941234 (for Parts One and Two), Brendan Proctor (for Parts Three and Three Alternative) +353(0)863373031 and Bradas McDyer (for Part Four) +353(0)863530537.

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Daybreak in Drimarone
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St. Brigid's cross
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Old Lizzie and the gate
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Songs of the area
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Field of Dreams
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Disert graveyard
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Disert flora
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At the foothills
Junction
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Divergence
Junction
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Climbing the Bluestacks
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Carnaween
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I can see for miles and miles
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The famous postman
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An emigrant's farewell
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Along the Owenroe river
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Over the Owenroe river
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Deepest Doobin
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Beckett's boulevarde
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The Path Across the Moor
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Dedication
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View of the glens
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The truth about sheep
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Going Home
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The real Fr. Jack
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VIP hotel
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Jimmy's Winning Matches
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The Laurels
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