Slieve League, Donegal

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Address: Co. Donegal, Ireland

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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.

Slieve League Information

  • 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.

How To reach Slieve League by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Slieve League

  • 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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Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Donegal and book an accommodation of your choice.

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  • Spectacular. The walk to the top can be tough when there has been a lot of rain. In September we spent over two hours to get to the beginning of one man's pass, and didn't have the time to do the full trail. If you plan to go further than the main viewing points at Bunglass, be prepared for a bit of a serious hike. Bring sticks, and good clothing. But you can also just play it by ear and see how far you get. The views are spectacular, no matter how far you get.

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  • Spectacular views from the viewing point. And if you are a climber and a good walker who is not afraid of heights, continue up the broken path to the top. The pilgrim path is long and boring but safer. One man's pass is dangerous and scary in high winds. I only went out a few meters and would only recommend doing it with a guide. If the weather is bad, I'd recommend waiting in the Rusty Mackerel pub, have some food, and wait for the weather to clear.

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  • Breathtaking scenery - On arrival you can either drive all the way up (to a large car park) or if you are feeling energetic you can park the car and walk about 30mins or so to the cliffs. It can be a long trek, especially if the weather isn't favourable. Once at the cliffs you are rewarded with stunning views - make sure you bring your camera!

  • Worth driving to this remote part. Weather permitting, it's a class hike with lovely views. Weather not permitting, don't do it as that Atlantic winds howls and the rain is sideways.

  • The highest accessible cliffs in Ireland, fantastic place and well worth the effort to see them. Five times higher than Moher!

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