Trá na Rossan

County Donegal

This splendid beach on the Rosguill Peninsula is a joy, full in the face of the mighty Atlantic. It's generally OK for swimming, but don't enter the water near the rocks. At the far end of the beach you can climb the hill for excellent views.

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