Slieve League Magical Donegal Day Tour Hidden Dublin Tours


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This is a sacred mountain, as for over a thousand years there was a Christian pilgrimage. There’s much to know about Sliabh League, like the monks who went to Iceland or the eagle and the baby!

The scenery all the way up to the Cliffs is spectacular with views of the Atlantic and the Sligo Mountains out in the distance. You also have a great view overlooking Donegal Bay. As you reach the summit you are rewarded with the most beautiful sight of the walk – the cliff face of Bunglas (which simply means “End of Cliff”). See the ruins of a watchtower (as per video below) at the end of Carrigan Head on your journey up also. This watchtower was constructed to defend the northwest coast during the early 19th century when there was the threat of a Napoleonic attack.

We then pass through a lovely village called Carrick, before reaching a small harbour village called Teelin. Teelin has a famous Pub called “The Rusty Mackerel” where we stop for a rest.
The name of the rusty mackerel came about because way back when there was no refrigeration, they would salt the mackerel in wooden barrels and this way they would keep for months on end without losing their freshness.
One of these barrels can be seen still standing outside the front of the pub!

Visit historic Donegal Town – home of the O’Donnell Clan and Donegal Castle, and is situated just on the edge of Donegal Bay. The centre of town, known locally as ‘The Diamond’, is surrounded by bustling cafes, shops, and bars.

Stop at Killybegs Harbour which has long been acknowledged as Ireland’s leading fishing port, and a stroll along the pier gives a chance to admire the fishing boats, net menders, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the seals.

And dont forget about Fintragh Bay where you can admire Drumanoo Head, Inishduff Island and Muchros Head!



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