At 601 metres (1,972 ft) views from the Slieve League Cliffs include Donegal Bay and surrounding counties Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo. To the west is the Atlantic Ocean, and North west is Rathlin O’Byrne Island and Glencolmcille. Nearby is Benbulben with its megalithic tombs and mythical links to Finn McCool and the Fiona of old, and Knoch na Rí at Carrowmore where one of the largest and oldest known Neolithic cemeteries in Europe lies.
From the viewing point you will see two rock formations out in the water, which look very like a large desk and chair, these are called “The Giant’s Desk and Chair”.
The area is full of history, Inishmurry – home to early Celtic Christian monks, and the port of Killala in Mayo – scene of the French landings in 1798, the remains of Ade McBric’s chapel – an early Christian monastic site, and ruins of the monks stone dwellings.
This is a sacred mountain, for over a thousand years there was a Christian pilgrimage, no doubt Slieve League was a sacred mountain before the Christians arrived here.
Please remember when visiting, not to disturb the monuments of Irish cultural heritage. There are no fences, so please respect the area. If you wish to learn more, visit the Slieve League Cliffs centre.
Please see website for further details on tour and trips at Slieve League.
Café & Craft Shop on-site
Car parking available
45 mins from Donegal Town on the N56 and R263
20 mins from Killybegs on the R263
Teelin, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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