The dramatic Slieve League cliffs are situated on the south west coast of Donegal and are reputed to be among the highest marine cliffs in Europe. The cliffs rise 1972 feet above the Atlantic Ocean making them nearly 3 times higher than the famous cliffs of Mohar in County Clare. The Irish name for the cliffs is Sliabh Liag meaning the Grey Mountain. There are terrrific views across Donegal Bay towards the mountains of Sligo and Mayo and to the north west is Rathlin O’Byrne island and Glencolmcille. A short walk will take you to the right of the amazing cliff face of Bunglas which rises over 306m above the ocean. Bunglas literally means end of the cliff. The ruins of a church with some early Christian hermitages lie near the summit pass. Returning from the summit by foot, one will pass the ruin of a 19th century watchtower at the end of Carrigan Head. This watchtower was constructed to defend the north-west coast from the threat of a Napoleonic invasion.

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