Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Slieve League

Long Way Down
Originally uploaded by Gary McMurray.

Earlier in the month, I was up in Donegal for a few days for the Down and Dromore Diocesan Conference. The free time was well spent - one afternoon was off visiting friends in Ardara, and the other afternoon was spent on a wee trip to Slieve League (Sliabh Liag). These are some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, standing at almost 2000 feet from top to sea level.

Sadly we didn't have much time to explore, but I'm sure I'll go back some time soon. The cliffs are impressive, but the journey to the cliffs was both amazing and scary (nothing to do with Gareth's driving). The road seems to be just about two cars width, with sharp turns and wee hills, and the cliff falling away at the side of the road. At some points, it was a choice between a pot hole and falling away off the side of the cliff!

I had never heard of Slieve League before, and I'm sure many other Northern Irish people are in the same boat. What hidden gems on the island do you love?

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