THE sun beats down on Creevy pier and children take running jumps into the clear blue sea below, the water so pristine you can see the white sand at the bottom.

Other youngsters paddle round the small harbour in inflatable kayaks, while on the beach smaller infants potter about in swimming cozzies, hunting for starfish and splashing about in rock pools. This isn’t quite what I was expecting from a stretch of rugged Donegal shoreline that forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a 1,500-mile coastal route spanning seven Irish counties, taking in the most spectacular scenery along the way….

The Scotsman 27/10/2014 Read the article ‘Travel: Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is stunning