Slieve league hosts the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Whilst the Cliffs of Moher further south in Country Clare take much of the cliff admiration afforded my visitors to Ireland, Slieve League in County Donegal located on the Atlantic stand almost 3x higher, at roughly 1972ft … pretty tall!
It was only by luck that I was able to witness the scale of Slieve League. Whilst driving around Ireland in April of last year, I booked a hostel that was a little further from the centre of Donegal than I expected. To cut a long story short, where we ended up was amazing and the hostel owner there a champion. As we were leaving his place he in passing mentioned to us to hang a right at a certain junction because the views there were pretty good. We followed his instructions, took a right, went through the gate and drove until we could no further Slieve League is what we were greeted with, simply awesome!
As you could probably see from the map above, the cliffs are sometimes refereed to as the Bunglass Cliffs. This is because there is a popular viewpoint called Bunglass, from which you get a great view of the cliffs. It is from this viewpoint that we were able to witness the cliffs.
From the lower car park area (no charge for parking) we followed the stone path to two observation points and then further on up and up and up. It was a good 10 min climb to the highest view point but it was totally worth as I’m sure you’ll agree. The view of the cliffs, the Atlantic and a large lake below really did take our breath away. Ireland really is a beautiful country.
Slieve League Video
Here’s a little video I made of our day. After discovering Slieve League we cross the country to County Caven to meet up with one of Esthers sisters.