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Slieve League
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Don't miss your opportunity to visit one of Ireland's best kept secrets and a signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way. 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.
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CCroz
Sugar Land, TX29 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The hike up to the top of these cliffs provides stunning views and is well worth the hike. Steps laid up the hill help the hiker making this a great opportunity to see some incredible views. On the day of our hike we could look into the cove and see a shark swimming.
Written 29 April 2022
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Adrienne Toumayan
Washington DC, DC392 contributions
Apr 2022
I absolutely loved my visit to Sliabh Liag. We lucked out with fabulous weather—gorgeous sunny day and incredible visibility across the bay. We were able to drive up and park in the lot closer to the viewpoint, otherwise it's a bit of a walk up. Either way, it's so lovely to sit up there and enjoy the views. There's a little refreshment cart near the viewpoint as well. And if you're feeling adventurous and want to get some steps in, the hike is definitely worth it too. Lovely walk along the cliffs with incredible views down and across the bay. We saw three huge basking sharks swimming below us from the cliffs! Amazing. Really recommend a visit whether you can fit in the hike or just go to enjoy the scenery.
Written 23 April 2022
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Bryan Mc
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The cliffs are 5 star but the manner in which the community has commercialised the amenity is very disappointing. Rip off Ireland is alive and well.

We travelled to Slieve League on Easter Saturday as two families. 5 adults (one grandparent) and 6 kids (4 - 15)

When we arrived, we passed by the visitor / cultural centre which is approximately 1.5km before you reach the Slieve League car park. There was no sign or indication that the car parks were full. When we reached the car parks we were told that they were completely full and that our only option was to go back down to the visitor / cultural centre and get a bus back up.

The roads are marked with double yellow lines so that there is no parking anywhere between the Slieve League car park and the visitors / cultural centre although we did see some people risk parking on the double yellows.

Unable to avail of €5 parking for the two hours, we investigated the bus option. A family pass for the bus up and back is €20. €40 lighter we got the coach up. We were disappointed by this cost which we think is excessive. I tried to give feedback that some communication between the car parks and the visitor / cultural centre is necessary, particularly when full but it fell on deaf ears.

The cliffs are beautiful and the views dramatic but unfortunately the commercialisation of the amenity and the over priced and unhelpful nature of the staff leaves a bad aftertaste.
Written 19 April 2022
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ashmonman
Monaghan, Ireland163 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This was our second trip to the cliffs, the last time we visited was 2019 and at the stage there was no parking charge. 5 euro is not much too pay for the experince but what i felf 5 euro for just 2 hours ( and you need every bit of it too get up and down) or 15 euro for the full day was a bit rough,. There is a nice coffee wagon at the top and the veiws are anazing well worth the hike.
There is a shop and toilets at the carpark.
Written 17 April 2022
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Emily O
Mullingar, Ireland1,150 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
I would rate the cliffs 5/5 hands down. They are stunning and breathtaking and a must-see and we were lucky to hit them on a dry sunny day but still windy. When I last visited these cliffs in August 2015 with my then boyfriend, they were only starting to build the car park so there was no charge but cars were parked higgeldy piggeldy. It is €5 for 2 hour stay. As I travelled with my Mum in her 70s and two children under 3 & half, I asked to get nearer than the main carpark and was let. However, it was a while since the last visit so I wasn't sure how far I could drive so ended up parking mid point between the main carpark and the uppermost carpark. To be honest it was a trek pushing a buggy and encouraging my 3 and half year old and Mum up to the main viewpoint even from this midpoint. When we arrived at the main viewpoint gasping, whingey and teary eyed from the Atlantic breeze, I couldn't believe there was a mobile coffee van selling coffee and Ice-creams etc. I would have murdered a coffee or water or anything for that matter but we had left all our money in the car🙈 A word of advice: please leave the car parking spaces at the uppermost car park for the less mobile or those with very young children who genuinely need them. Enjoy the views. Don't overcommercialize and ruin this place like the Cliffs of Moher🙏🙏🙏
Written 18 March 2022
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Nicholas K
Arlington, VA128 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
It’s been about a week since I visited Slieve League and I’m still thinking about how absolutely beautiful it was. I arrived before 9am on a Wednesday and I was the only person there. To have these massive cliffs and landscape to myself was lifelong memory-forming. If you are allowed to drive up to the top car park/parking lot, avoid doing so. The walk from the lower lot is an incredible one you should not pass up.
Written 3 February 2022
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Mags
60 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Even on a rainy day, the mist creeping around Slieve League is just magical. While it was a wet day, we had so much fun along the way, it is a bit steep first but so much easier on the way down. We often ventured off the path to soak up some of the breath taking views en route . Such a refreshing experience. We did get a break in the weather, thankfully, creating beautiful backdrops for photos. We went to the Rusty Mackeral afterwards to warm up and dry off with chowder, it wascexactly what we needed.
Written 6 January 2022
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JML02118
Boston, MA225 contributions
Sep 2021
Amazing views and great hikes. We went on a not so sunny day and the mountain itself was in the clouds. The bus driver gave us a suggestion for an unmarked trail that was perfect as well as some other things to see in the area.
Written 3 November 2021
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MidlandsTraveller
Leicester, UK586 contributions
Sep 2021
You can drive halfway up and park, walking the rest or get the shuttle bus from the visitor centre. We went for the bus option, which also gave us an interesting commentary about the history and geology of the area and some insight into local life.
Cliffs are spectacular.
Written 25 October 2021
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Martina M
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed our trip to Sliabh Liag. We got the shuttle bus from the visitors centre. The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though it was a misty day the views were still stunning. There was a gift stall and coffee van at the top. The only thing which might be useful especially on a wet day would be a shelter at the bus stop area and a portaloo. Would definitely recommend and we’ll be back again.
Written 22 October 2021
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