Slieve League is truly magnificent. It will take your breath away, that is guaranteed! The cliffs of Slieve League are only 15 minutes drive from Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille. They are the highest sea cliffs in Europe and an almost sheer drop of roughly 2,000 feet (600 m) separates the highest point of the cliffs from the raging Atlantic Ocean below.
Slieve League is twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher. Not only that, the County Donegal option offers a much more natural and un-crowded experience. Furthermore, you will be required to pay money just for parking near the Cliffs of Moher, whereas Slieve League is free.
Background of Slieve League
Slieve League (Which means the Grey Mountain) has cliffs which are the highest and the finest marine cliffs in Europe. The six hundred metre drop down into the wild Atlantic waves below, creates a breathtaking and extremely exhilarating view which will live forever in the memory.
However, there is much more to seen besides the cliffs. Be sure not to miss the exciting scenery of the entire area. There are fantastic views of Donegal Bay and the Sligo and Mayo mountain ranges can also clearly be seen.
One Man’s Path will take you to the summit of Slieve League but a climb to the top must be approached with extreme caution as it is for the experienced walker only.
Visitors can also view the well preserved ruin of a watchtower at Carrigan Head. This watchtower was constructed by the British to defend this part of the Irish coast during the early 19th century against a feared Napoleonic attack.
At the end of your visit you will be left feeling refreshed and relaxed and pleased that you have a life-long memory in the awesome cliffs at Slieve League.