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More than just a deserted village!

If the only reason you're going to Port is to see the deserted village, then you might be... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Lawrenceburg, IN
Worth the drive to isolation!

We were recommended to go and See Port (An Port) and the abandoned village. It is not easy to find... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

If the only reason you're going to Port is to see the deserted village, then you might be disappointed. Sure it's cool, but the real star of the show is the surrounding hills, foot paths, and stunning seascapes. Don't let the few naysayers fool you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I have been rejected by TripAdvisor for putting such sites as Trajan's Column in Rome, yet these two houses with only stone walls remaining makes it on TA? There's no phone, or website for "Port" because there is nothing here! OK, if you like riding...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were recommended to go and See Port (An Port) and the abandoned village. It is not easy to find the correct single track road leading to Port. You quickly begin to feel you are venturing into the real wilds of Donegal and that the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank colinf296
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I am from Ardara and this was the first time i visited Port - It is a remote and beautiful place which is quite a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort. The weather was fantastic when we went there and there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank disorder80
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I was able to see Port with my driver Chris from Gallagher Tours. It is a very special place and truly off the beaten path, well worth the effort !

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank larh61
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Talk about isolation!!! This place is REALLY in the middle of nowhere and awesome! The road was really narrow but it had places to pull out here and there (tests your driving skills). There are a handful of stone structures still partially standing, and lots...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank stephensX3096CP
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Ok people are saying its a bit of a drive, but what a drive. Stunning mountain scenery as you come out of Ardara and negotiate the roads/sheep/potholes. Port itself is stunning. Park up with a picnic and after take a hike up to the top...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank fullylit
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Yes, Port is off the beaten path, beautiful, historic, ghostly, rugged and isolated! What’s not to like! Getting there is half the fun. It takes a while, but, the tiny roads, beautiful scenery and waiting for sheep to get out of the way is part...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank verniers2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I wanted to go here after reading reviews but don't think it was worth the effort. I travelled from Ardara and it took almost an hour and on old, narrow mountain paths. Now I'm Irish and a farmers daughter so maybe the charm is lost...More

Date of experience: September 2017
6  Thank ainemcardle2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It was beautiful, but took a long time to drive there. There is a hiking path from Glencombkille which we tried to find but couldn't locate it.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank TennisMom0826
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25 June 2017|
Response from John F |
Rockwell Kent spent the summer of 1926 in a rundown isolated cottage in the Port region that he rented from Dan and Rose Ward, there he painted a number of paintings including one of his rumoured love Annie Mcginley. A... More