One of Donegal’s most impressive tourist destinations has been hailed as a smart alternative to the crowded Cliffs of Moher.
In the article, tour guide Siobhan Byrne Learat recommended a trip to South Donegal over Clare’s Cliffs of Moher.
Standing at nearly 600m high, Sliabh Liag has the highest accessible sea-cliffs in Europe.
Learat describes the scenic site as “rugged and breathtaking” with “unspoiled beauty”.
The panoramic views, wildlife, no entry fees and lack of crowds were listed as plus points for visitors.
Learat told the paper that the Cliffs of Moher are “far too busy”, while “Slieve League is for the traveler in on what the Irish consider to be their best-kept secret.”
Sliabh Liag in South Donegal attracted 175,000 visitors in 2018. A €5m development project was launched earlier this year to add a visitors centre and transportation hub at the cliffs along with, car parks, a ranger station, and enhanced roads access. As part of the project, a new 2.5 kilometre stretch of upland path was designed and completed for visitors and to protect the environment.
Read the full Washington Post article online here: Skip these much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags
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