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Visit the Sliabh Liag Cliffs on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Located in south west Donegal along this magnificent costal driving route are Ireland’s highest Sea Cliffs, Sliabh Liag. A visit to the cliffs and the surrounding region is a must on your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. Experience the local culture, heritage and people of Donegal against the backdrop of our spectacular and rugged coastline. Sliabh Liag is Ireland’s ultimate sea cliff experience and a signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way coastal touring route. Sliabh Liag is a place of sacred Christian pilgrimage and a rich Irish heritage and culture. Located in the Gaeltacht region of County Donegal Sliabh Liag are the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe where the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the ocean below.

 

Prepare to be dazzled by the panoramic view across Donegal Bay, which is simply breathtaking. Experience the unique wonders of the natural biodiversity of marine flora and fauna found here. A natural masterpiece of colour across a land and seascape where azure skies, wispy white clouds and cool blue seas meet the sun beaming light onto the myriad of hues of ancient rock formations shades of green and purple heather. Sliabh Liag is truly Mother Nature’s finest canvas where tales of myth and legend, local history and Irish tradition seem to be painted into this wild and rugged landscape.

Slieve League, Sliabh Liag,
Slieve League, Sliabh Liag,

To fully enjoy the spectacle of Sliabh Liag we recommend that you walk the few miles to the cliff viewing point, so as not to miss the exciting scenery of the area. Walk up the winding road to the main Sliabh Liag viewing point past the lake and local sheep, where at the top; you will be rewarded with the most stunning views as Donegal Bay sweeps in towards you. Sliabh Liag is a walker’s paradise and offers various trails for different skill and fitness levels. The famous One Man’s Path loops around onto the Pilgrim’s Path and is not for the faint hearted. Brave the One Man’s Path and experienced walkers will reach the summit of the majestic cliffs, where they can gaze over the sea from a high vantage point and soak up the terrific panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay. Sliabh Liag is located in South West Donegal, approximately 3 hours drive from Belfast, 3 hours from Galway and 4 hours from Dublin. Donegal is the most northerly county of Ireland on the North West Coast Sliabh Liag cliffs can be found just outside Teelin, which is in Donegal bay 12 miles from Killybegs and a 1.5 hour drive from Donegal Town. Take the N56 from Donegal town to Killybegs, and then the R263 to Carrick. On arrival in Carrick turn left in the middle of the village at the Sliabh Liag Lodge. Continue along this road for a distance of 5 km to the Sliabh Liag Cliffs.

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