389. Sliabh Liag

What is Sliabh Liag?

Sliabh Liag in County Donegal are the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe, looming 600 metres above the sea. There are several hiking paths that you can take to get spectacular views over Donegal Bay and the Atlantic Ocean but you can also drive quite far up as well. 

What is Sliabh Liag like?

The drive to Sliabh Liag is definitely interesting - it involves negotiating a lot of sheep sitting in the road while also avoiding driving over the edge. But once you get up there it's stunning.     

Where is Sliabh Liag?

In County Donegal on the west coast of Ireland.

When did we go?

March 2024

How did we get there? 

We did the top half of the Wild Atlantic Way, so we flew to Derry and hired a car. We stayed one night in Derry and then drove to Sliabh Liag before continuing on to Sligo, then Westport, and then two nights in Galway before flying home from Shannon. 

Worth noting 

Sliabh Liag is on the Wild Atlantic Way, a 1600 mile coastal route that runs all the way up the west coast of Ireland. If you visit the Wild Atlantic Way you can cover 4 of the 500 Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List places: the Wild Atlantic Way itself is at number 21, along with the Ring of Kerry (114) and the Connemara Peninsula (163).       

What was Sliabh Liag's place in the 2015 edition of the Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List?

Sliabh Liag was a new addition to the list in 2020, along with the Wild Atlantic Way (21), Ring of Kerry (114), the Connemara Peninsula (163). 

Does Sliabh Liag deserve its place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List?