Murder Hole Beach, Rosguill Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland
Like many beaches across Ireland, I just can’t get enough of them! Each time I visit ‘Murder hole Beach’ it seems to get “prettier by the day”. I then find new form of beauty in which I overlooked on prior visits. It may be simply a new plant, textures on rocks, fresh smells or how the grass looks more vibrant than it did on previous visits. All these new observations are what our minds recognise, remember then combine into one memory. These are known as “perfect moments”…. Well that’s what they are to me anyhow, so I capture them in photo to always look back on.
Don’t be fooled by its unpleasing nickname “The Murder Hole” because this beach is a true Irish gem. There are no paths, road nor signs and it requires a hike through a grassy plain full of cattle, then over some sand dunes to even reach. This must be one of the most stunningly beautiful beaches you could ever set eyes on! It may have the most uninviting name you’ve ever heard off, but always remember you should “never judge a book by its cover”
As for its nickname? I’ve asked countless people on why it has gained this name ‘The Murder Hole’ & have heard so many different tales ranging from ‘World War 2’ soldiers to The ‘Great Famine’ to even a Murder Mystery hundreds of years old! I honestly still have no idea on this mystery name.