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Donegal Waste and Recycle every Wednesday Morning see timetable above for details on which service is one each week.
Glass and Tin recycling bins on Line Road past Colaiste na Carraige
The Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers is a community based walking group that was formed in December 2009. The overall aim of the club was to promote the interests of hill walking and rambling activities within our area. The club also aims to promote awareness of the need to maintain access, conservation and protection of the Slieve League Cliffs and surrounding hills.
These walks provide a much need physical and social outlet for many people and at the same time enjoying the fantastic views available in the area.
The walk from Bun Glas to Malin Beg via the summit of Sliabh Liag is described by Joss Lynam in his book Best Irish Walks as “The classic and most popular route which traverses the whole exhilarating crest of the mountain, and the one which draws most walkers time and time again”. So, it is not surprising, that the sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag are listed as number 18 in the Lonely Planet top 25 Irish experiences for tourists.
Donegal: Hidden Walking Country written by Thomas Hollowell and Katie Kelly Bell; Slieve League Mountains to One Man's Pass.‘ The Slieve League (Sliabh Liag) cliffs easily compete with the more-popular Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland in both sublimity and grandeur. Located on the southwest coast of Donegal (OS Map sheet 10, available in Killybegs or Kilcar), a clear day walking here is divine. With views of the Atlantic Ocean, the not-so-distant mountains of Sligo, and the calming Donegal Bay, it's a purely placid picture.’ – Why not come and discover this for yourself!
Take this amazing opportunity to explore something different and discover what South West Donegal has to offer. There are various walks at different levels so there is something to suit everyone!
This area has some of the most amazing scenery in the country, rich in archaeology and with a wide variety of flora and fauna there is much of geological interest.
Come and experience the warm welcome of South West Donegal where locals will greet you with a Céad Míle Fáilte as the area is also rich in musical heritage the night time entertainment is sure to delight with Ceol agus Craic!
Feel free to also take at look at our website www.sliabhliagwalkers.com
We look forward to hearing from you and extending a warm welcome to you at our next walk.
Slán go fóill!
The Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers Committee.
The inspiration to start a cycle tour company came about from my own lifelong interest in cycle touring. In 2009, while researching our own family cycling holiday in the Czech Republic, it occurred to me to see what options were available to cyclists coming to the Northwest of Ireland. It quickly became apparent that the options were very limited in comparison to many other countries. This, despite the fact that the area is potentially one of the best cycling destinations in Europe. At that time only a small number of companies offered cycling tours in Donegal and all of these companies were based outside of the area. I realized that a company based here, and in a position to use intimate local knowledge, would have much more to offer.
Later that year, while showing a group of friends from Holland around, one of them asked why we were meeting so few cyclists. He then said that the area was the best for exploring by bike he had ever seen. It was this that finally made me make the decision to get this company up and running.
Our first tour was available in the summer of 2010. It quickly became apparent that the decision to set up a bike touring company here was the correct one. The reaction of our customers was overwhelmingly positive.
For the following year we set up four tours of varying degrees of difficulty in order to cater for cyclists of all levels. These tours formed the main part of our business for the next 3 years. As the company grew, so too did the involvement of other family members. Nora assists with sales and marketing and also helps out with the tours, while our eldest son Dominic has become the unofficial chief mechanic.
For 2014 we have purchased a fleet of Kalkhoff electric bikes. These bikes make the terrain easy for anyone who normally finds the hills difficult. We are also offering combined cycling and walking tours.
We are really excited about the new developments.
Looking forward to seeing you…
Seamus Gallagher. Our Website
Áislann Cill Chartha Fitness Suite
Áislann Cill Chartha Fitness Suite open Monday-Saturday (9am-10pm Mon-Fri and 10am-6pm Sat) causal members welcome €7 per visit, €5 for seniors/students membership packages also available contact 074-9738376 for detials