Bridge of Tears
This small bridge on the road from Falcarragh through the Muckish Gap is where relatives of people who were going to the port in Derry to emigrate would say their goodbyes to their loved ones with the likelihood that they would never see them again.
Beside the bridge, there is a plaque in Irish
Fad leis seo a thagadh
Cairde agus Luth gaoil
An té a bhi ag imeacht
Chun no Coigriche
b’anseo an scaradh
Seo Droichead no nDeor
which translates as “Family and friends of the person leaving for foreign lands would come this far. Here was the separation. This is the Bridge of Tears”.
The town of Falcarragh has a Facebook page which you can see here.
You will find plenty of activities and sights near this spot (Click on the links below for more details):-
- Muckish Trailhead
- Muckish Gap Shrine
- Burtonport Railway Walk – Falcarragh
- Kitty’s Kayaks
- Cloughaneely Golf Club
- Narosa Life Surf School
- Glenveagh Castle National Park
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