Some of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe, County Donegal’s Sliabh Liag (Slieve League in English) are not to be missed. We are delighted to say they are just a short 30 minute drive from the hotel. Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Sliabh Liag reaches almost three times higher.
As you get toward the top of Sliabh Liag – which at 601m (1,972 ft) high is not a place for the faint-hearted – there are terrific views of the Atlantic Ocean, Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains.
Sliabh Liag was also the site of a Christian pilgrimage for more than a 1,000 years, although it’s believed to have been a sacred place long before the Christians arrived.
Given the landscape’s rich history, there is a lot you can learn at the visitor centre, where you’ll also get a taste of the local food, culture and unique sense of humour.
Sliabh Liag Boat Tours
Tours to the magnificent Sliabh Liag Cliffs, the highest sea cliffs in Europe standing 601m (1,972 feet).
You will get close to the shore to appreciate this spectacular sight.
Sometimes you may be joined by wildlife like dolphins, whales, seals, and in May and June you often see basking sharks feeding on the plankton. There is also a wide range of bird life that can be seen nesting and hunting.
Did you ever dream of swimming at the foot of the Sliabh Liag Cliffs??? Well now you can…
You can go swimming in the crystal clear water of the many coves on the tour. We can provided wetsuits if you think the water is cold but most don’t need them.
A unique experience for everyone.
Fintra Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag beach just a couple of kilometres outside Killybegs, where you can swim and enjoy the strand with its stunning views across Donegal Bay to the mountains of Sligo.
Fintra receives large numbers of day-trippers during the summer months and is also used by the local community.
It is a very sheltered beach and is lifeguarded throughout the bathing season.
There is a car park beside the beach and a few stone steps leading down to the beach.
Fintra has recently received the Blue Flag again for 2021
. The Blue Flag status, among many other criteria ,means excellent water quality, lifeguard service daily in July and August and waste disposal and toilet fascilities.
Golf in Killybegs
We have 2 outstanding golf courses both just a short 20 minute drive from the hotel.
Murvagh in Donegal town and Narin-Portnoo in Ardara; website information below:
Ireland By Bike
Escape to Ireland’s beautiful North West with one of our unique bike tours. Allow yourself to be awe-struck by the beauty of your surroundings. Feel at home with the genuine warmth of the local hospitality. Let the salty sea breezes soothe your senses as you explore Ireland’s most off-the-beaten-track region.
They have been providing bike tours here since 2010. For 2017 they are offering a full range of cycling holidays throughout the North West region, as well as our combined cycling and walking tour.
They offer the option of high quality electric assist bikes to level out those hills and give you total freedom to enjoy an Irish cycling tour at its best.