The beautiful landscapes around Hag’s Leap, County Leitrim, helps to unveil the hidden stories of the area including secret caves, icy wastelands and tropical seas. Hag’s Leap can be viewed from the viewing area adjacent to the carpark.
The limestone that makes up not only Hag’s Leap but also the entire hilltop at this level, is home to a number of inaccessible caves. Limestone dissolves readily in early acidic water such as rain, causing voids to form both above and below the ground. One cave in particular is very well known for this, Poll na mBéar. This was the location of the discovery of the bones of a number of brown bears and their cubs. These have been dated to 2000BC and have proven that when man first arrived in Ireland, around 8000BC, they would have shared their landscapes with brown bears.
On the far side of Hag’s Leap, Eagle’s Rock is an adjoining cliff, between the Tumpaunmore and Sheshin. It is thought that this would have been home to many birds of prey.
Please note, this is a viewing point only. There is no access, for walking or hiking in this area.