The Glengesh Pass and Maghera

On any Ireland tours heading Northeast from Glencolmcille , the minor road to Ardara runs through the heart of the peninsula , travelling through the dramatic Glengesh Pass before spiralling down into wild but fertile valley land. This drive is a must see attraction.

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Just before reaching Ardara , a road to the left runs along the northern edge of the peninsula for five and a half miles to Maghera , with narrow LoughrosBeg Bay on one side and steep mountains rising from the road on the other.

A mile from Maghera you will pass the transfixing Assarancagh Waterfall.

Nearby is a rocky promontory riddled with caves…..real hidden gems. One of the largest caves is said to have concealed a hundred people fleeing from Cromwell’s troops but their lights were seen from across the strand and all were massacared except a lucky individual who hid on a high shelf. He lived to tell the tale !

***** HOWEVER …………BEWARE THE TIDES AS MOST OF THE CAVES ARE ONLY ACCESSIBLE AT LOW TIDE *****

A great place to explore though on any tours of Ireland.