Gleniff Horseshoe





Ruins of a stone building that was once the Miners' children's schoolhouse set against the Gleniff mountains

The Gleniff Horseshoe

I was in Sligo recently visiting friends and on the way home I gave this place a quick visit, so I thought I would share this hidden gem that I think is well worth a visit. The Gleniff Horseshoe, besides being associated with the most famous Irish myths and legends like that of Fionn McCumhaill and Diarmuid & Grainne and home to the magic hill, has the most amazing scenery and dramatic landscape Sligo has to offer. It's about a 9km circle route and also perfect for cycling.

 The Gleniff Horseshoe lies off the N15 between Sligo and Donegal. I think the shortest and easiest way to negotiate the network of roads in this area is to turn off the N15 near Mullaghmore.

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This is also where you will find Sligo's Magic Hill, a section of road where if you park your car and let off the handbrake the car will move uphill! Great for showing off your 'magic' or impressing some unsuspecting people, eh? It's located somewhere after the beginning of the loop under Tievebaun Mountain, look out for a little rectangle shaped blackboard sign for the Magic Road. 



The Gleniff horseshoe road leading to the spectacular mountains.
Road in the Gleniff Horseshoe



Ruins of a stone building that was once the Miners' children's schoolhouse set against the Dartry Mountains, you can see Diarmuid and Grainne's Cave
The miners' children's school and behind that, Diarmuid and Grainne's Cave









A close-up of Diarmuid and Grainne's cave
Diarmuid and Grainne's Cave



The television transmitter mast on the top of Truskmore Mountain
The top of Truskmore mountain















2 comments:

  1. Fantastic Marie, I remember visiting years ago but never yet made it back - its on the list for the summer.

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    1. Cool, that was my first time to visit that area, I will def be back there soon

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