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“Breath taking views and special fishing experience”
Review of Slieve League

Slieve League
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Carrick
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Don't miss your opportunity to visit one of Ireland's best kept secrets and a signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Located in south west Donegal along this magnificent costal driving route are Ireland's highest Sea Cliffs, Sliabh Liag. A visit to the cliffs and the surrounding region is a must on your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. Experience the local culture, heritage and people of Donegal against the backdrop of our spectacular and rugged coastline.
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“Breath taking views and special fishing experience”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I read in Lonely Planet about Slieve League and the possibility to do a boat trip. So I decided that this is definitely something i don't want to miss and I contaced Paddy Byrne a couple of months before the trip. He assured me that as the end of august is off season, we can call a day in advance to check the timetable and just show up. On our day it was unfortunate that everything was fully booked except for a fishing trip. So we decided to take the chance a join this fishing trip. We still had the amazing views of the mountains but also the experience of doing some fishing (never fished in my life). Although sea fishing is definitely not my cup of tea, it was an experience i did not want to miss. I recommend everybody who is in the Donegal county to do his boat trip. You won't be dissappointed. Only one thing...take some drinks/sandwiches with you as you won't be able to buy anything. Moreover, there is no toilet on the boat.

Visited August 2013
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“The top of the world”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful, amazing sights ever and we have seen many including Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, USA and Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Views are stunning - just wish we had enough time to do the hike along the top. Sheep and flowers/plants everywhere. The day we were there it was sooo windy I thought I was going to get blown over the edge since you are really hiking pretty close to it!! It just made it even more exciting and breathtaking. What an outstanding experience. Next time I think we would also do the boatride to it to get a different perspective.
Since this is more north and not as popular (YET) it was not that crowded which really added to the great experience. It definitely is worth the drive.

Visited August 2013
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Lancaster, Virginia
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“Spectacular views”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Spectacular views await you with far higher cliffs than the much visited Cliffs of Moher. Be sure to drive to the second upper lot to avoid the lengthy hike uphill. You can see for many miles across the sea on a clear day. Steep, but manageable walking paths far fewer tourists than Moher. Watch the fog as it rolls in quickly and can make your auto descent a bit tricky.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth the hike”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent a good amount of time hiking to the top for the spectacular views. It's a long way up but so enjoyable. You pass mini waterfalls, sheep, flowers, great views, etc. it was very windy. We dressed in layers and were very warm from the climb, but cooled down in the wind. Good sturdy walking or hiking shoes are recommended as it gets quite rocky and uneven. We hiked the pioneer trail, which is well marked, even at the top where it's rockiest. It was not sunny, but we still had great views. Bring water along, especially if its warm. Follow the brown signs to get there, open the road gate to park higher.

Visited September 2013
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Bascharage, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stunning nature”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We wanted to visit slieve league for the sunset, and while we walked, the light was just perfect. The sheep were funny and the best part: There was almost no one around! This was at the end of july, so not off-season. We could take excellent pictures while the sun was setting.

Visited July 2013
Thank Johny G
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