Things to Do in County Donegal

Slieve Snaght, County Donegal: Address, Slieve Snaght Reviews: 5/5

Slieve Snaght
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4 reviews
Very good

Letterkenny, Ireland593 contributions
Beautiful once at the top! Very boggy climb.
Jul 2019
I read the reviews that said it was boggy but even then I wasn't prepared for how boggy it would be. You will be almost knee deep in bog on multiple occasions so dress appropriately. It is also slightly hard to find so you may need to ask locals on your way.

Once you get up the mountain a bit the bog is much thinner and it becomes much easier to climb. At the top you will find the remains of an old stone structure with a cross, perhaps an ancient grave.

I recommend heading over to Slieve Main afterwards and climbing it, it is much less of a climb as you have most the hard work done and it offers some sensational views to the south.

P.S it is a relatively safe climb and we brought our dog and had no problems, just be aware there are sheep on the mountains.

Overall definitely worth doing!
Written September 7, 2019
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Portrush, UK464 contributions
very nice walk
Nov 2014 • Couples
walked up the highest point on the inishowen peninsula, it was a pleasant 2.5 hours up and down, unfortunately the weather was murky and no views to speak of, if was a nice walk, would prove easy for most people and def worth it on a clear day
Written November 20, 2014
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Letterkenny, Ireland12,415 contributions
Inishowen's Highest Mountain
Aug 2013 • Solo
Donegal has two "Slieve Snaght's", one in Inishowen, and the other in the Derryveagh Mountain Range, and it can be a little difficult to find. It's about 6 miles north of Buncrana, on the R238. When you get to "The North Pole" pub, take a right, heading for Carndonagh, and exactly 7 tenths of a mile past the pub, there's a lane way on the right hand side, which brings you up to your starting point. I believe there are a few other starting points, but I'm not familiar.

You can drive up this lane as far as a gate, and park there. However, be careful, as it can be difficult to turn the car for the return journey, and make sure to close the gate behind you. From this point, you'll need approx 1.5 hours to reach the summit.

The going can be tough for those who aren't used to climbing mountains, as the terrain is very marshy for the first half, and steep and rocky from there to the summit. Make sure to bring good waterproof boots, as you'll find yourself ankle deep in bog, at least a couple of times. There are 13 markers, that bring you up to the half way point, and from here on, you don't need any assistance with directions, just keep climbing.

At the summit, it is all rocks and boulders, with cairns, and a large walled trig point. On good days, the views are beautiful, so make sure you bring your camera with you. It can get cold up there, so you probably won't spend too much time admiring the views. Be careful on the way back, as you can loose your footing very easily. It's a bit quicker on the return journey, about a leisurely hour, and when you get back to your car, you will feel a great sense of achievement. You might even seek out higher mountains to climb.
Written August 24, 2013
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