Slieve League

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

About Slieve League, Donegal

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

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  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Slieve League

  • 95% of people who visit Donegal include Slieve League in their plan

  • 43.58% of people start their Slieve League visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Slieve League

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% 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

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Slieve League, Donegal Reviews

  • Fantastic place to visit and with few tourists. There isn’t much out here so it’s a long drive and nothing to do but hike. I hope it stays that way There is parking at the top and another trail head to walk which leads to better views. Come prepared as weather changes in an instant up here. It is very windy. I could not stand in one spot.

  • Great place to view Europe's highest sea cliffs. In the better weather there are public toilets open at the bottom car park. You can go through the gate there and drive to the upper car park, not everyone realises this. At the top there is often a van selling coffees etc.

  • Reached the cliffs after hiking for about 1,5 hours. There were plenty of sheeps next to the trail. The last part of the track is not really easy. The weather is tricky, it changed really fast from sunshine to heavy rain and lots of wind. But the view is great.

  • Quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world, you can witness rugged and awe-inspiring views in all directions. Once you are here you won’t want to leave, just looking out on the Atlantic.

  • Best cliff views in Ireland. Your sat nav will get you close but then forget about it. As the locals say, keep going up the road until you see the sat navs on the side of the road. Continue up the road past the parking on the left to the gate, open the gate and drive up, make sure you close the gate after you. There is larking at the top or you walk up from the main car park, its at leat 30 minutes. Views are fantastic.

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