Glencolmcille Tower Loop

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The stretch of coastline between Slieve League and Slieve Tooey in southwest Donegal is a fine spot for walkers eager to break away from the trappings of modern living. The entire 35km coastline bristles with jagged rock pinnacles and soaring cliffs and, nestled in the midst of all this glorious scenery, is the village of Glencolmcille. There are plenty of walks that start and finish at St Columba’s Church in the village, but two of the best are the Drum Loop and the shorter Tower Loop. Both take the same route, however, the Drum Loop takes a detour only to join the Tower Loop again at a later stage. The Tower Loop is classed as a moderate walk.
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    County Donegal

    Distance 5.5 miles

    OS Map OSI Discovery series sheet no. 10

    Terrain Minor Roads, boreens, mountain paths and tracks.

    Nearest Town Glencolmcille

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference G529 847

    Route Type Coastal

    Route Description
    The route is marked on the ground with red arrows and the National Looped Walk logo.
    Point of Interest
    Father McDyer Folk park, Stone map of Ireland, Turas Colmcille, Martello Tower, Bird watching, Beach.
    Public transport
    Local Link bus from Donegal Town, and Limited Bus Eireann Service.
    Dog Policy
    No dogs allowed.
    Facilities
    Some services in Cashel, Glencolmcille, Bank services Killybegs or Ardara.