An ambitious plan to safeguard and strengthen pathways on one of Donegal’s best-known tourist attractions lifted off yesterday.
The plan will see more than 500 tonnes of rock delivered on pathways across Sliabh Liag – by helicopter.
Hundreds of huge bags of stone were placed nearby and are being collected by helicopter to be delivered at pathways across the famous cliffs.
Donegal County Council has insisted the repair and upgrade work will not interfere with tourists in the area.
Many tourists gathered at the cliffs yesterday to see the reapir work commence.
Local TD Thomas Pringle had appealed to the council to defer the work from this week and put it back to September.
However, the council said the work which takes place throughout the week, was weather dependent.
Ironically the helicopter due to deliver the stone did not arrive until lunch-time yesterday – reportedly hampered by the weather conditions.
The work is being carried out by Metro Building on behalf of Donegal County Council and Bord Failte.