At the end of the runway at Donegal Airport in Carrickfinn there lies a quaint old church belonging to the Church of Ireland. Its location seems a little inauspicious, but one soon forgets the runway as air traffic is minimal and the wildness of the surrounding area takes over.
The runway itself is flanked by two fine sandy beaches backed up by undulating dunes while the church lies on a small rocky outcrop towards the end of the peninsula. Here a scattering of dwellings signify life clings on
Alas the door to the church was locked, but inside we spotted a small clear vase with a handful of wildflowers from the meadows providing a splash of colour. Simple yet exquisite.