Muckross Head Peninsula
Muckross Head Peninsula
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Linerguy
United States993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Should I or shouldn't I? That was the question I had to ask myself when it came to writing a review for Muckross Head. Part of the beauty of this little gem is the fact that there are no crowds or coaches to muck things up. It's location is off the beaten path, but easy to get to.

If you are coming from the direction of Slieve League (i.e. from the west), you'll most likely come in through Kilcar and Towney. It's a nice drive with a pull off that looks down onto Muckross Head and Beach....definitely worth a stop. If you're coming from, say, Donegal (from the east), you'll come in via Killybegs and Shalvey (among others). This direction is the more rugged, adventurous way....fantastic scenery.

When you get to the end of the head, there's a car park and several foot paths that lead out to the edge. There's no admission fee. Make sure you walk around the entire area. Also, if the surf isn't up, and you want walk around the lower part (under the cliffs, looking up at them), the best way to get there is to go around to the right of the head (looking at the sea)...the rocks sort of cascade, and you can easily navigate down to the lower part.

To see the entire area, including the lower part, plan on about an hour. As far as safety, a little common sense goes a long way. Pets and children should be kept in check the entire time. It's a shame to have to say that, but the world is full of stupid people.

To date, we've been to over 60 places and sites in Ireland...this ranks near the top of our favorite hidden gems list. Sadly, most people will drive right by without ever knowing what they're missing.
Written 16 October 2018
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Linny105
Longueuil, Canada92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Stopped at the Muckross Head viewpoint on a drive along the coast from Donegal to Slieve League. Wow !
Written 23 October 2019
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Roslyn K
Rydalmere, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
well worth the detour to look at Muckross Headland. Spectacular views. It was very windy the day we were there so be careful.
Written 4 September 2019
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Kerryman86
Kilflynn, Ireland234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Came here on a holiday in January and loved every minute. Great views but one should take care on the roads. My biggest regret was that I couldn't stay longer.
Written 23 January 2020
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Joyce G
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Well worth visiting. Driving not for the feint to heart, but the sheer beauty of the place will keep you going, On a clear day one can see all of Donegal Bay, and across it as far as Benbulben (Mtn) in Co. Sligo.
Written 20 August 2018
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ITRT
Virginia44,720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was a photo op type of sight on our way to visit the Sliabh Liag Cliffs. This headland has two beautiful beaches.The Trá na nGlór in Irish, or “beach of the noise”, and Trá Bán, “white beach”. The area is characterized by plunging hillside grassland and horizontal layers of sandstone. As advertised, I agree it is truly a hidden gem.
Written 23 July 2019
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Tina M
County Donegal, Ireland206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The attached photos speak for themselves 😁 Great beach & rugged scenery. Views of Slieve League in the distance. Very disappointed that our beautiful beaches in Donegal was omitted from TripAdvisor's best beaches in Ireland. It's difficult to review a lot of our beaches when your website doesn't know of them or even recognize the names. This area of Donegal Coastline is second to none. Highest cliffs in Europe & difficult to find out proper information on your site. This area is definitely worth a visit. Situated in South West Donegal - check out Wild Atlantic Way fb page.
Written 27 February 2019
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Sarah C
County Donegal, Ireland110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Went here walking and it is like a hidden gem, quiet and has good road access, lovely to just sit or walk and listen to the wildlife, beautiful views.
Written 9 July 2018
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droneguy16
Navan, Ireland43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Go again and would recommend to visit even once it's a peaceful peace of beauty in its own right all people of donegal are most kindness hardworking people going
Written 15 August 2017
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Cailin56
Baltimore, MD149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
How had we never visited this place before?
I'll tell you why - it's hard to find.

That's no longer an excuse. If you find yourself in southern Donegal, you need to get here.
We approached from the coast road, where the views of the beach gave us some of the best pictures of the trip.

Gorgeous!
Written 10 August 2017
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