This beautiful island-dotted lake lies about 16km (10 miles) east of Donegal Town. Legend has it that St. Patrick spent 40 days and 40 nights fasting in a cavern at this secluded spot, and since then it has been revered as a place of penance and pilgrimage. From June 1st to August 15th, thousands of Irish Catholics take turns coming to Lough Derg to do penance for 3 days at a time, remaining awake and eating nothing but tea and toast. It’s considered one of the most rigorous pilgrimages in all of Christendom.
Donegal Town› Attraction
Our Rating Neighborhood Take R232 to Pettigo, then R233 for 8km (5 mi).
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