When planning this trip, we knew the Cliffs of Moher would be an obvious pick.. so we decided not to do it. We’re introverts and we hate crowds, and it seemed like a really popular touristy bus stop kind of situation. Besides, we’d heard about a less-popular / more visually spectacular place – Slieve League. The drive there was fantastic in its own right, most of the way being spent on tiny roads weaving through sheep farms. We had to stop a couple times for sheep to scatter from the road, which of course was everything.
Slieve League’s cliffs are the highest in Europe, and truly one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen.
After enjoying the views, we found a quiet spot with some locals to eat our sandwiches and stare out at the Atlantic. We could have stayed forever, but we didn’t want to wear out our welcome.
Next we went along the coast further south into Donegal Town, the seat of Donegal County. The downtown area was pretty cute – town center was set up in a triangle with shops and pubs and there were lots of folks walking around.
We ate a delightful lunch at Simple Simon’s, grabbing a few groceries there (and the best vegan cheese I’ve ever had!) and then wandered around some of the shops. We finished up with a pint in the pub next door last, crossing that off my must-do list. I just wish we’d been able to hear some live music!