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Gola island

Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 87 224 5881
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Off the beaten path

We visited Gola island on a beautiful spring day. There were very few visitors and the few we ran... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Margie Y
Atmospheric experience

Gabhla is a very atmospheric place. Once inhabited, then uninhabited and now being repopulated... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Alasdair M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 Jun 2018
“Off the beaten path”
2 Oct 2017
“Atmospheric experience”
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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+353 87 224 5881
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We visited Gola island on a beautiful spring day. There were very few visitors and the few we ran across stated they used to live in the area and visit Gola every time the come back to the area. It holds fine childhood memories for...More

Thank Margie Y
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Gabhla is a very atmospheric place. Once inhabited, then uninhabited and now being repopulated, Gabhla is rich in history with its ruined cottages and buildings next to new and rebuilt houses. Gabhla has great beaches and a nice easy walk round the island featuring great...More

1  Thank Alasdair M
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I took the 15 minute boat ride from Burton Port Pier with my wife and 2 teenage children. The boat ride is run by Saba, a local who made you feel welcomed and the boat ride alone was worth the trip. We got to the...More

2  Thank Joherty217
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We spent an amazing day here. The weather was beautiful, blue skies and warm!! Got the boat over from Bunbeg which only takes about 10 minutes. Spent most of the time at the beach - clear beautiful water and great rocks to climb for the...More

1  Thank Rae H
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Spent a few hours exploring this now deserted island. Most houses are in a dilapidated state, however a few are clearly maintained, possibly as holiday homes. Met one gentleman who runs a small coffee shop from what can only be described as a garden shed....More

1  Thank nickx51
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This Island sits a few miles of the glorious Donegal coast. Gola is stunningly beautiful and you feel relaxed from the moment you step off the boat at the pier. A walk along the long white beaches with Errigal in the distance is amazing, a...More

4  Thank marie00739
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