Enjoy the best sights and sounds around the magnificent Donegal bay - one of the great scenic road journeys in Ireland. With Donegal... more » Town as our base, we weave along the coast road to make our way to the wonder of nature that is the Slieve League sea cliffs walk, some 600m above the Atlantic.
This guide is one of the guides available on the 'Donegal Town App', all available for free - simply click on the link to the Donegal Town App bundle. You will then need to individually download the guides you'll wish to have on your Android or iPhone.
The Slieve League sea cliffs, along with Croaghaun down in Achill, are the two highest sea cliffs in Ireland, some three times higher than the Cliffs of Moher and with a lot less of the crowds and the hype. In short, Slieve League is possibly the best reason to come to south Donegal and will be a walk that you will savour for years to come. As such, Slieve League might eclipse other gems in the area so we hope this driving guide ensures you know of some other great places along the way. Where possible, we give you what a place's Irish name is and what it means.
Go 'in through' as the locals call it - you're 'in through' once you get beyond Killybegs and all folk west of here are known as coming from 'in through'. Now you know... Ideally, you should take a few days to do this drive properly, thus ensuring you sample the nightlife of Kilcar, the fishing of Carrick, the gardens of Salthill and the rich history of Killybegs. With attractions this good, you really don't want to rush things.
This guide is included in our comprehensive free Donegal App under the Best of Donegal Bay tour - see the link for it on the right hand column. Works on both sat navs and smart phones. less «