When it comes to cliffs in Ireland, Co. Clare’s Cliffs of Moher dominate many travel itineraries.

There’s no mystery why; they’re an amazing spot to visit, there are heaps of things to do around Clare and they’re pretty easy to get to if you’re flying into Dublin and only have a few days to explore.

Well worth the visit. But it’s time to broaden those horizons and cast your mind to north-western Ireland where one of Europe’s highest sea cliffs call home – the Slieve League Cliffs.

When it comes to size, Moher hasn’t got a patch on the Slieve League Cliffs in Co. Donegal, which tower above the ocean at 2000 foot. Twice the height of Cliffs of Moher.

An adventurers dream, the cliffs offer breath-taking views across Donegal Bay to Letrim, Sligo and Mayo. Here’s how they look from the eyes of real explorers.

1 – A whole lot of craggy cliff face

2 – A view of the Giant’s Desk and Chair

3 – The perfect spot to perch with a mug of tea

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4 – Over twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher

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5 – Over 600m above the raging Atlantic ocean below

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6 – For over a thousand years there was a Christian pilgrimage at the cliffs

7 – Standing at the very edge of the world

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8 – Some of the finest marine cliffs in Europe

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9 – Nearly twice as high as the Eiffel Tower

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10 – Doing a bit of danglin’

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11 – Sunset at the cliffs

12 – Blue waters, a cool breeze and views for days

13 – 2000 feet above the icy waters below

Highest Cliffs in Europe.

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14 – Picture perfect.

15 – Ireland at its finest. Gorgeous dramatic coastline

16 – Taking a breather and admiring the view


And that's a wrap!
Have you been to the Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal? What did you make of them? Let me know in the comments below!