Slieve League Cliffs
This morning, check–out of Mount Falcon Estate and make your way to Co. Donegal. Enjoy either a private guided hike of the Slieve League Cliffs or a Slieve League Cliffs Cruise. In the afternoon, check-in to Lough Eske Castle for 1 night.
Slieve League Cliffs:
Rising almost 2000 ft/598 m from the Atlantic, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher, at the base of the cliffs is the Giants Desk and Chair. Standing at the viewing point on Slieve League, an amazing sea vista and landscape open up before you. From here you can see across Donegal Bay to counties Letrim, Sligo and Mayo, out to the west is the Atlantic Ocean.
Sliabh Liag Cliffs Cruise:
Departing from Killybegs Harbour, The Sliabh Liag Cliff Tour will travel to the base of the cliffs encountering wildlife and points of interest
along the way. For example, upon leaving the harbour you will be met with Rotten Island Lighthouse constructed in 1838, or as you near the cliffs you will see the ‘Giant’s Desk and Chair’ which your skipper will explain the story of. In terms of wildlife, keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins, seals, atlantic puffins and basking sharks, all of which frequent the area.
Lough Eske Castle is a historic castle dating to the 15th century and closely identified with the O’Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal.
Set in a secluded storybook location within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske with the dramatic Bluestack Mountains as a stunning backdrop, it is the ideal place to relax and experience superior hospitality and exceptionally friendly service.
Winner of the ‘World’s Best Luxury Country Hotel’ title in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and topping ‘My Guide Ireland’s Top 10 Hotels in Ireland, this lovingly restored castle hotel blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary luxury where you can escape into a world of relaxed elegance.
From the spa to the dining table to your beautifully appointed guestroom, we provide a truly accommodating environment where our dedication to the guest is thoughtful, reliable, consistent and complete – a place where superb service and superior amenities make every day here a perfect day.