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DD Motoring: Road trip to paradise!

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12.07.2018

The cameras from Sky TV beamed out amazing images from Ballyliffin Golf Club this week to millions of viewers around the world of the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open.

The boards went up around the course for ‘Quiet Please’ from the marshals dotted around the greens as the cream of golfers focused on their put.

The 94,000 or so who attended the competition would go pure quiet on these occasions, and the only thing that could be heard in the background was the bar mouth.

The bar mouth is nearby where the Atlantic Ocean flows through a narrow inlet into Trawbreaga Bay which lies between Malin and the Isle of Doagh.

My father told me and my brothers about the bar mouth when we spent our summer holidays not far from Ballyliffin (as the crow flies) across at The Five Finger Strand. There we could hear the roar of the bar mouth as the ocean flowed in and out of the bay.

Our Holidays were different from them in the glossy holiday magazine but were equally as enjoyable. Even getting to our holiday destination was an adventure in itself.

Mail car

This is what the Old Lough Swilly mail car looked a bit like and was or mode of transport for our holidays to Innishowen from Letterkenny.

This is what the Old Lough Swilly mail car looked a bit like and was or mode of transport for our holidays to Innishowen from Letterkenny.

When we went on our first holiday we travelled by mail car.

You could say we travelled 1st class, just like all the other letters and post that travelled the journey with us. Lough Swilly Railway still had the job in the 1970’s of delivering the mails from........

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