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 Sliabh Liag



Sliabh Liag, is one of County Donegal’s most iconic attractions and received approximately 125,000 visitors in 2013. This represented a 3.7% increase in visitor arrivals from 2013. Standing at nearly 600m high, they have become known as the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Over the past number of decades, the area has developed in an organic manner with visitors from all over the world coming to take in the breathtaking scenery, take part in the unique culture of Donegal’s Gaeltacht communities, and enjoy an authentic Irish tourism experience.


To date investment has been made by Donegal County Council, Udaras na Gaeltachta, and Fáilte Ireland with a view to creating a outdoor experience which will provide high quality walking routes, and panoramic views of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.


Key aims are as follows:        


  • To increase the level of involvement by the local community leading to enhanced participation and income generation opportunities
  • To encourage the ongoing support of marketing stakeholders with a view to championing the project as a flagship for Donegal.
  • Create a new “Must See” Visitor Experience
  • Create a World Class Walking Destination
  • Provide an improved visitor management system including transport links to and from the cliffs
  • Increase awareness amongst visitors of the SAC environment
  • Encourage local involvement and new business opportunities


Donegal is currently leading out on a major capital investment programme at Sliabh Liag involving the development of a tourism transport hub at Teelin, a major upgrade of the road network between Carrick and Bunglas, extension and renovation of car parking facilities, a ranger station and toilet amenities at the Lower Car Park, Sliabh Liag and the remediation of the Sliabh Liag cliff top path. This project has been funded from a variety of sources:


  • Donegal County Council - €400,000
  • Failte Ireland under the Tourism Capital Infrastructure Programme - €2,548,350
  • SEUPB under the EU INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by North East Partnership - €1,355,852



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