Discover the dramatic Donegal coastline on a day trip to Sliagh Laig and view the highest cliffs in Europe…
Slieve League Tour
Take a day trip to discover the dramatic Donegal coastline and to view Slieve League; the highest cliffs in Europe, other highlights along the way include Donegal Castle and Killybegs Harbour.
Built by the O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske, the Castle has extensive 17th century additions by Sir Basil Brooke. The Castle is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O’Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family.
Donegal castle is open to visitors all year round. Visit Heritage Ireland for more details.
Killybegs Harbour is the largest fishing port in Ireland. Its position, at the tip of a deep fjord-like inlet, makes it one of the safest, most sheltered, deep-water harbours on the Irish coast.
It is believed that Killybegs took its name, in early Christian times, from a group of monastic cells Na Cealla Beaga. Records show that, from the seventeenth century onwards, Killybegs continued to grow into a prominent market and seaport town. Visit Killybegs Tourism & Visitor Information for more details.
Slieve League Cliffs (or Sliabh Liag in Gaelic), situated on the south west coast of County Donegal, are said to be the one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe. To fully enjoy the spectacle of Sliabh League it is best to leave your car at the car park and walk the few miles to the cliffs so as not to miss the exciting scenery of the area.
There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay as you walk towards the terrifyingly high top of Sliabh League, where the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the raging ocean. Experienced walkers only should venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man’s Pass which loops around onto the Pilgrim’s Path. For more information visit Slieve League Cliffs.