What is the Sliabh Liag?
In Ireland, the Sliabh Liag is known as Slieve League Cliffs. The area is touted as having “Europe’s highest accessible sea cliffs,” which, of course, feature amazing views as well. The Cliffs are a stopping point along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and a major tourist attraction for those wanting to take in a view of the Atlantic and Donegal Bay. The cliffs rise more than 600m out of the water; this is more than three times the height of the Cliffs of Moher.
Where is it located?
The Slieve League is located in County Donegal on the west coast. The cliffs lie on the edge of the town of Teelin.
How can you visit or access it?
While you can take in some sights from the road, to truly experience it, you can leave your vehicle in a car park and walk upward to a viewing point of the best scenery. You’ll find several different trails for various skill levels. For example, you can take “Pilgrim Trail” around the plateau. The most advanced hikers take “One Man’s Path” to reach the summit. It is important to note that hikes should never be undertaken during cloudy or foggy conditions.
Guided tours are available for a range of skill levels, too. You can also take a boat tour for a different view of the cliffs. While you might find wild sheep along the paths of the cliffs when you hike, expect to see dolphins, sharks, and sea life on the marine adventure.
What types of activities are available there and in the nearby area?
Hiking and walking trails and the opportunity to take in nature’s impressive display are the main activities at the actual site. However, while you are in the area you can visit nearby attractions such as historic Donegal Castle and the folk village known as Glencolmcille, which is a living Irish history museum.
Learn more about The Slieve League at sliabhliag.com