TO RENT! HOUSE AT EPICENTRE OF DONEGAL EARTHQUAKE

first_imgThe owners of a house at the epicenter of this week’s earthquake in Co Donegal have been swamped with calls from thrill-seekers wanting to rent it.Knockalla Coastguard Cottages overlooking scenic Lough Swilly – near Portsalon – were shook to their foundations when the 2.2 quake hit just after 1am on Thursday morning.The quant cottages also offer a stunning view of the Northern Lights which have appeared on the Peninsula. Owner Anne Hewett said the huge bang which accompanied the earthquake took her back to her younger days growing up in Belfast.“It was like two bombs going off one after another, the whole house shook & vibrated. I haven’t heard anything like it since living in Belfast when I was younger.“It was a surreal feeling, we looked out our windows front & back but didn’t see anything, we thought it may have been bad thunder but after checking the news the morning it came to light it was a earthquake!”Since the ‘quake, Anne has been flooded with calls from people wanting to rent the property next to her own house. “I guess it’s a combination of the earthquake and the Northern Lights. Donegal really does have a lot to offer people. It’s true what they say in the TV advert – up here it really is different,” she laughed.Despite the earthquake, the 150 cottages on the banks of Lough Swilly have remained completely intact.Go to www.knockalla.comLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com TO RENT! HOUSE AT EPICENTRE OF DONEGAL EARTHQUAKE was last modified: January 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldonegal earthquake latestearthquakeknockalla holiday cottageslough swillunorthern lightslast_img read more