Falcarragh 100617

Facilities

This parkrun located on the edge of Falcarragh village shares facilities with the local GAA club and so has plenty of parking available close to the start line. There are toilets available in the clubhouse which could be used for changing. The run is within walking distance of the village so is accessible to local residents.

Course

You certainly cannot let your mind wander on this course, as there are numerous twists and turns and loops. It’s difficult to describe the shape of the course as a result, but it is most like a pan shape, with one big loop and one inter loop. The course is well sign posted however so there is little fear of getting lost. The course is flat but because of the twists and turns this is probably not a place for a PB. The course is mostly loose gravel, with some paved sections. The run is located on the grounds of what was originally an old demense, which has gone through various uses since the last private owner. The course goes around the demense through some woodland, open lawns and a walled garden.

Coffee

The post run coffee is held in the GAA clubhouse. A large number of parkrunners gather afterwards for the chat and cakes and biscuits are supplied.

X Factor

I’m not sure where it comes from but there is a saying about Donegal that “Up here it’s different”. There is a sense that this is a place apart, being of outstanding natural beauty with mountains and long beaches at your doorstep. Coupled with the natural beauty is the friendliness of the people which altogether create a very special event.

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