Slieve League – (Sliabh Liag – Grey Mountain) – it is a mountain and cliff coast on the south-west coast of County Donegal, and this is a mandatory point if you follow the “Wild Atlantic Way” or just in this area. The cliffs themselves are not as well known as their sister, The Cliffs of Moher (https://www.eirego.com/cliffs-of-moher/)although they are almost three times higher than them because they reach 609 meters above sea level and below you can see the whirling Atlantic.
To admire this natural wonder you have two options:
1. Take a car to the visitor center and enjoy the beautiful views
2. Or for more experienced hikers, go on a hiking trip (a few kilometers long route – quite demanding) – I decided to choose this route.
If, like me, you decide to choose the second option get ready for a really intense walk – a walk for people with strong nerves!
The trip takes us through the One Men’s Pass, where we follow the yellow trail marked on the “Pilgrim Path” stones. After a few kilometers we will reach the highest peak of the Slieve League and we will be able to admire an amazing panorama away from the hustle and bustle of tourists.
During this tour, we will be able to admire not only the views, but also the remains of a monastic place with chapels and huts. There are also stone remains that testify that the mountain was a place of pilgrimage long before the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
Take extra care when stepping on these coastal paths!
Standing on the top and edge of the magnificent Slieve League cliffs, you feel like you are on the “edge of the world” – you can not really describe the majesty of this place.