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The Wildfowl Reserve can either be entered through Burt or Inch Island in Donegal. The Wildfowl reserve offers an internationally significant destination and staging ground for migrating birds from three continents.

Inch Island is situated on the southwest corner of Inishowen, Donegal. While the name of the place is Inch Island, it is in fact attached to the mainland by a wide causeway. Inch Island is well known for its excellent bird watching where birds such as the whopper swans appear quite regularly and plenty of picnic benches to stop off for a spot of lunch.

On the scenic drive you will then come across Fahan, Co Donegal where you will see a sign post for St Mura. This is the site of the ancient 7th century Abbey of St Mura. The beautiful cross of St Mura marks his grave 654A.D and other artifacts such as the wishing stone and Greek Cross both which are set in the outer wall surrounding the site. When visiting this site keep an eye open for Agnes Jones grave who was a nursing colleague of the famous Florence Nightingale, the large gave where 68 victims of the H.M.S Laurentic and also Cecil Frances Alexander’s grave who was the wife of the Anglican Bishop of Derry who wrote “All things bright and Beautiful.

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