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Gleniff Horseshoe
Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo
Hidden under the Dartry Mountains in north County Sligo, is the magical Gleniff Horseshoe. You can choose to explore this beautiful route by car, by foot or by bike.

The Gleniff Horseshoe, near Ballintrillick, County Sligo, is a small single lane 10km route brimming with breathtaking scenery as the Dartry Mountains tower above you on either side. Two of the mountains in this mountain range include Benbulben and Truskmore. Visitors are also rewarded with stunning coastal views of Donegal Bay.

Along the route, look out for the ruins of the old schoolhouse which is at the foot of the Cliffs of Annacoona. When you look up from here, you will see where Diarmuid and Grainne’s cave gapes open from the limestone cliff face. Make a stop at Magic Hill where the laws of gravity are defied when you release the handbrake, your car rolls up the hill.

Just over 25km from Sligo Town, Gleniff Horseshoe is an enchanting route, steeped in history and folklore, and is an ideal destination if you want to see some of County Sligo’s rugged mountains.

Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free car parking
Free to visit
Contact details
Gleniff, Co. Sligo, Ireland
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