the Wild Atlantic Way with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. Spend your annual holidays or a long weekend in Donegal and enjoy the magnificent splendour of Slieve League in the South of the County and the towering majesty of Mount Errigal in Gweedore.
Errigal is well known for the pinkish glow of its quartzite in the setting sun. Noted also is the ever-changing shape of the mountain depending on what direction you view it from. In 2009 Errigal was voted Ireland’s Most Iconic Mountain by Walking and Hiking Ireland.
Slieve League Cliffs (or Sliabh Liag in Gaelic), situated on the south west coast of County Donegal, are said to be the one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe. To fully enjoy the spectacle of Sliabh League it is best to leave your car at the car park and walk the few miles to the cliffs so as not to miss the exciting scenery of the area.
There are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sligo Mountains and Donegal Bay as you walk towards the terrifyingly high top of Sliabh League, where the cliff face of Bunglas rises over 600m above the raging ocean. Experienced walkers only should venture beyond the viewing point onto One Man's Pass which loops around onto the Pilgrim's Path.
This is a sacred mountain, for over a thousand years there was a Christian pilgrimage, no doubt Sliabh League was a sacred mountain before the Christians arrived here. You should remember this when visiting, so please do not disturb these monuments of Irish cultural heritage. There's much to know about Sliabh League, like the monks who went to Iceland or the eagle and the baby.