An hour’s drive north of the Diamond, Mamore Gap was once the only gateway between Buncrana and Urris. This steep meandering road is sheltered 700 feet on either side by the hill of Mamore on the east and the hill of Craogh Carragh on the west.
Tourists love to drive to the spot to experience one of the best views in the whole of Ireland. A holy well devoted to St Eigne and a small alter of statues are placed at the central point of the gap where an annual mass is held every August 15th in commemoration of the ‘Pagan Times’ when locals had to practice their religion in secret to be protected from persecution.
Not for the nervous passengers and drivers, the road to Mamore gap is as much an experience as the actual spot.
Mamore Gap Travel Tips
- Do carry a small snack picnic with you as there are no eateries available nearby.
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46.02% of people who visit Donegal include Mamore Gap in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.51% of people start their Mamore Gap visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mamore Gap
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mamore Gap