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Wild Atlantic Way

After a lovely breakfast at our B&B we set off to explore this corner of Ireland. Our first stop of the day was at the Slieve League Cliffs. We did the 2 k hike into see them as it was lovely and sunny, but there was an option to drive in. The towering Slieve League Cliffs are wild, dramatic, majestic and are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. From the highest point, it’s a staggering 609m (almost 2000 foot) drop into the swirling Atlantic Ocean below. The viewpoint offered an astounding panorama view and there was also a hike to the top of the cliffs. It was extremely windy so Pat passed on that.
Then we headed round the coast, through Glencolumbkille, and over the Glengesh Pass and along the Wild Atlantic Way heading north.
When we reached Dungloe, the highway was blocked because there was a large gorse wildfire on the route. We tried to take a detour but that road also passed near the fire. We turned around, and took a scenic drive through moor land and mountains on the edge of Glenveagh National Park. All of the country we passed through today was mountainous and wild, quite a contrast to the scenic farmland of Northern Ireland.
We returned to Donegal, and enjoyed another fine meal at the Olde Castle Bar.

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Along our drive to Slieve League Cliffs
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Slieve League Cliffs

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Not sure who the scary wind blown person with Jim is??
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Slieve League Cliffs again.
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View of Glengesh Pass

Posted by Jimpat 13:30

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