Exiting New Night Walk, The Murder Hole

There is nothing more stunning than an evening sunset in Co Donegal and with the hundreds of beaches to choose from we wanted to share this with our future travellers. We have scoured the county to find that perfect evening walk on one of the most stunning beaches in Ireland not just in Donegal.

The Murder Hole was voted No'1 by The Irish Independent in a recent pole on Irelands Top Ten Secret Beaches.

The below article was written by Mark McConville and the above video shot by Proinsias Carr

Donegal is crammed with dramatic beaches, but the adventure it takes to get to Murder Hole makes it extra special.

No roads will get you here. You have to know what you're looking for, though locals on the Rosguill Peninsula will be happy to point you in the right direction.

First, there's the cross-country walk from Melmore. Then the steep incline down its hills and dunes - the price of admission is a dirty backside.

Do it, and you'll arrive at a secret beach, kitted out with small caves and stunning cliffs. With a picnic in your backpack, there's no need to leave until the tide comes in.

How did it get its grisly name? That just adds to the mystery.

GPS: 55.2386375, -7.8074943

Beach notes: Murder Hole should be accessed at low tide. Stay in Downings, in Donegal's Sheephaven Bay. You'll be surrounded by walks, beaches and lively local pubs (govisitdonegal.com).

Remember, responsible walkers always respect private property.


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