Barnesmore Gap, Donegal Town

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Barnesmore Gap is a mountain pass or gap situated in the Bluestack Mountains, County Donegal, Ireland. The main Donegal to Ballybofey road, the N15, and former County Donegal Railway run through Barnesmore gap, acting as the main route between south and north Donegal. The name in Irish literally means The Big Gap.
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  • This can only be described as an Iconic View in Donegal this is a view that is treasured and photographed by thousands every year. Barnesmore Gap provides a beautiful backdrop for the Twin Towns of Ba...  more »
  • It's an iconic view of Donegal - one of many. It's reckoned to "divide" the North of the County from the South. Locals joke that true Donegal only starts here, anything further south in the County bei...  more »
  • I think the best views are when driving down into the gap from Ballybofey to Donegal town. There are similar drives all over the British Isles, especially in Scotland. The mountains either side of the...  more »
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