Mamore Gap is a beautiful mountain pass that opens to magnificent ocean vistas. I think we saw only one other car during this entire trip. The road is narrow, winding, and difficult to find. When heading out of Buncrana Centre on the Mountain Road(Carn Road), make a hard left at the Cockhill bridge(by the church). This route will lead you to The Gap. May also be reached from the Stragill area via foothill roads. I travelled through much of Ireland, and Mamore was possibly the most beautiful area I visited. This would be an ideal route to Malin Head from Buncrana. Watch out for suicidal sheep!
"Buncrana Town's best beach"
Accessed by narrow local roads, wedged against a convent, Stragill is Buncrana's most popular strand. Further out of town than most, it can also be reached via The Swilly Walk - but only during low tide when one can pick his/her way across the rocks.
Just south of the Stragill Strand, a couple hundred feet from the shoreline, is this collapsed old church. One look at the headstones reveals this is/was a Protestant chapel. You can easily stumble over the tumbled stone wall and explore. The pile of beer bottles will attest you're one of many.
History of Ireland - and its troubles - can be found at every turn. This Protestant ruin, 20km from The North lays undisturbed.