Secret Waterfall Cave, County Donegal, Ireland
It has been too long since I last visited this cave & its been constantly on my mind since the previous trip, due to its unique beauty. So a few weeks ago I returned to capture this photo. Whilst standing here a realisation came over me…. That Ireland’s beauty isn’t found only across its surface, but actually reaches deep below its skin & beyond. Who knows what other secret caves & wonders that are still out there under our noses just waiting to be discovered for the first time?
On all my travels across our land I’ve never been as gobsmacked as when I first discovered this scene on an obscure corner along Donegal’s coast. Slowly walking through to the end of this dark cave, I actually felt like “Alice” traveling through the rabbit hole lol suddenly I was greeted by this giant 50ft waterfall! bathed in soft light & flowing from the lands above through a massive hole in the cave roof. Over millions of years this flowing water has eroded the boulders below into almost circular shapes of every colour imaginable. Then continuing to wear the rock on its way out to sea creating this long tunnel shaped cave, leaving these magnificent colours of various ancient rock layers within its walls 💚
Still regarded as a secret location that almost every person that finds it holds its exact location a secret. Last year during my research I had asked many people on its whereabouts, but too my surprise nobody would disclose this info??? I now understand why this was. Whilst hiking through fields in search for Donegal’s ‘Secret Waterfall Cave’ I met with a friendly local gentleman. After much explaining on my honest good intentions, he supplied me the final hints I needed to get here, but on one term… that I don’t disclose its exact location to everyone as they fear for its preservation & wish for it to remain in its pristine condition forever. Now that’s what I call true “caring for the land” & im sorry but I won’t be the man to break that secret 🤞