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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney
"Heading out of Killarney past the Macgiddycuddy Reeks mountain range with the tallest mountain in Ireland Carrauntoohil on your left out onto our peninsula drive our first stop being ‘Inch beach’ one of the longest beaches in Ireland. You air and soil pollution free.   Leaving Inch you will carry on with the coastal drive through to ‘Gaeltacht’ where the native language is spoken until we come to ‘Dingle’ home to Fungi the Dolphin. Fungi was first spotted in Dingle Bay in the 1980’s and has made it his home ever since. Boats go out enjoy the 'Slea Head Drive’ elevated approximately 330 feet (100 metres) above the ocean the Atlantic on the left mountains to the right and looking out at ‘The Skelligs’ (islands)
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Coasteering Morning Trip
"A Coasteering trip lasts approx 2.5 hours. On arrival our friendly experienced guides will have a brief chat with you before getting you kitted out with a wetsuit and safety gear. After a safety brief you will then be ready to experience some rock scramb adventure swimming belly flopping water splashing and possibly even a spot of cliff jumping if you are feeling brave enough!We supply the following:Good winter wetsuits Buoyancy aids Protective helmet Neoprene socks &a gloves (only provi""Coasteering is the fastest growing Adventure Sport in the UK and one of the best Natural Adventure Sports that you could ever try! Northern Ireland has some of the most dramatic Coastlines in Europe. We have spent years selecting the best venues on offer!title=Highlights&1=2.5-hour+coasteering+tour+of+Northern+Ireland&2=Get+active+as+you+swim%2C+scramble+and+jump+along+the+rocky+coves+and+windswept+beaches&3=Explore+hidden+beaches%2C+bays+and+sea+caves+along+the+Irish+coast&4=Full+instruction+and+all+equi
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Croagh Patrick Cave and West Summit Trek from Westport Area
"In the early 19th century a man who came to be known as ‘Bob of the Reek’ made his home near the summit of the mountain. He spent the next fourteen years assisting pilgrims in their quest to reach the peak. Winter months were spent in the company of friends at the foot of Croagh if one is to believe that the structure known as ‘Bob of the Reek’s Cave’ was his home. This ‘cave’ which is actually more reminiscent of a medieval holy well faces due north and is very high on the mountain. There is also some controversy as to the true identity of Bob of the Reek. Locals in Lecanvey Village on the northwest side claim him as Robert Geraghty
From EUR30.00

Benbulben Mountain Tips (5)

Benbulben

Benbulben or more correctly Ben Bulben is a huge formation of shale and limestone which is believed to have been formed during the Ice Age 320 million years ago. It can be seen for miles around as it dominates the countryside a little north of Sligo.
Many a Celtic Legend had its beginnings on or around Benbulben and when you see it and its stunning lines and curves, it's easy to see why it would inspire the storyteller.
If you feel inclined to climb Benbulben, please choose the south face for your venture as it is far easier to climb than it is from the north face which is much steeper and tends to attract some blustery winds at times which can be extremely dangerous to any climber. At the foot of Benbulben you will find the little town of Drumcliff which is recognised by the Church of Ireland and the famous Celtic Cross nearby. It is in the graveyard of the church that William Butler Yeats is believed to be buried, though this is sometimes a matter for conjecture as some would believe that he is actually interred in France.

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Maryimelda
May 13, 2012

Benbulben Mountain

Benbulben is known as Sligo's "Table Mountain" and was a big inspiration towards poet W B Yeats. It's much bigger than Knocknarea, and Wayne and I didn't climb it, but we still got a great view it from Rosse's Point.

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J.I.M
Apr 04, 2011

Table Mountain

An icon, Bebbulben Mountain, is taller than Knocknarea and seems to loom up from everywhere you drive in the Sligo County area. We didn't hike to the top but others have to take in the amazing beautiful views you can see from its top.

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Goner
Nov 16, 2008

A magestic sight overlooking Sligo!

This mountain is wonderful and is visible from all parts of Sligo. You will see this mountain from many angles as you drive along the N4 and N15 around the Sligo environs...

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Lyndra
Jun 29, 2007
 
 
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Benbulben mountain

Make a trip to the famous Benbulben mountain.
The cliff-rimmed Benbulben is the main landmark near Sligo. The height of the flat-topped mountain is about 530 metres.

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Things to Do Near Benbulben Mountain

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Sligo Abbey

The Baron of Offaly, Maurice Fitzgerald, founded the Dominican Friary in the 13th century. The Abbey has been destroyed by fire in 1414 and has been attacked and ravaged in both the Tyrone War in the...
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Yeats Memorial

For those of you who are fans of the work of W B Yeats, Sligo is the place to be! The grave is way out in Drumcliff but here in the town itself is the Yeats Memorial Building (run by the Yeats Society...
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Lough Key Forest Park

There's this guy called Cé - him being a druid buddy of Nuadha Of The Silver Arm - and there he is minding his own business one day standing in a field when suddenly out from the ground comes a...
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Slieve League

The highest cliffs in Europe at around 800 feet are situated at Slieve League in Co Donegal. Forget the Cliffs of Moher if you want to expereince real cliffs then come here. In fact one of the...
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