Located in County Donegal, the Slieve League cliffs stand at 601 meters (almost 2000 ft) above sea level, making them the second highest seaside cliffs in Europe. The massive and sheer cliffs that drop straight down into the sea offer a stunning view which could almost make you feel dizzy!
To visit Slieve League, we suggest you take the bus or rent a car if need be. There is a winding, narrow road taking you to the cliffs, which does not betray the poor reputation of Irish roads. Thrills guaranteed!
The drive does not exceed ten minutes (5 km), but please be extremely cautious when negotiating bends and bumps. Good to know: at some point, you will find a farm gate that you can open and close behind you. Farmers indeed allow visitors to pass their fence as long as they do not forget to close it.
Rest assured that you will soon be rewarded: once you have reached the end of the road and parked your car, admire the breath-taking vista. From the panoramic viewpoint, you can behold an amazing view of the cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean. To reach the summit of the cliffs, you can follow the One Man’s Path, a small path hugging the cliffs which eventually culminates in the tallest peak in the Slieve League Cliffs. Please be very cautious during this walk: avoid walking near the edge in high winds as there are no barriers or guardrails along the cliffs.
This trip is the opportunity to discover one of the most magnificent views in the region: the sight of the cliffs embracing the clouds and the ocean, and its mix of shades of green, grey, and blue is just absolutely stunning! Let’s not forget on the other side of the cliffs the small lakes whose transparent waters playfully mirror the changing colours of the sky. In short, it is the perfect place for hikers and photographers – even the most demanding ones!