Slieve League

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  • Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Trail, View Point, Walking Area, Family And Kids

Located on the Atlantic Coast of Dongela, the Slieve League is known for its highest cliffs in Ireland. The drive here is not for the faint hearted and it is often recommended that visitors should visit this spot on clear days as the mist can be tricky. The cliff embraces a spectacular view on the sea all along the one-man trails that are one of the hardest to walk on a windy day.

Tourists love the sheer magnificence of the place along with its intimate and larger-than-life appeal which is rare to find anywhere else.

Every Photographer’s dream, be sure to carry your cameras here to capture the panoramic views.

  • Do try to visit the place in summer.
  • Carry warm clothes as it is always windy here.
  • It is recommended to rent a car from Donegal Town.
  • Try to drive all the way up to the car park even though some prefer parking their vehicles at the base and trek to the cliff.
  • There are no restrooms around.

  • Bus: Sliabh Liag Tours
  • Sliabh Liag Bus Tours with Curran Coaches

  • Carry a picnic from a restaurant on the drive even though there are small cafes while coming back down from the cliff.

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  • Slieve League Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Slieve League Timing: 24-hrs
  • Slieve League Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Slieve League(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Slieve League: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Donegal include Slieve League in their plan

  • 41.67% of people start their Slieve League visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Slieve League

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

92.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Slieve League

People normally club together Doagh Famine Village and Donegal Castle while planning their visit to Slieve League.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • We arrived an hour before sunset and saw the already stunningly beautiful cliffs bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun. Drive to the top car park then you can spend more time appreciating the cliffs. Remember to close the gate behind you.

  • Spectacular. Stunning scenery. But handy hint. There are 2 car parks. One lower with a gate leading to a upper car park. You just open the gate and drive thru and close gate behind you. Saves you a long long walk.

  • Very hilly. Lovely views. Recommend a visit. You can walk or drive to the top. You just need to open the gate. It is a good walk up a hilly road and takes about 20-30 mins to get to the viewing site.

  • Stunning scenery, great for photos. You can walk up from the bottom car park or open the gate and drive up to the top car park. Just remember to close the gate after you because there are sheep grazing. The bottom car park has toilets. The top car park has a couple of stalls for souvenirs, coffee, snacks and ice cream.

  • A wonderful view of the west coast of Ireland at the north. It is a bit far to drive to but it is worth it. The view of the Atlantic ocean and the cliffs is mesmerising. There are two parking spots. The first is spotted exactly just a few steps before the site seeing, while the second is rather far and the walking is most of it uphill and long.

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