News 2014

Slieve League
Title: Update - Slieve League mountain paths re-open
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Date: 22/08/2014
System Date: 22/08/2014

Donegal County Council has announced that the Slieve League mountain path has been re-opened. Path repair work will continue over the coming months but the mountain path shall remain open during the works. 

Slieve League paths closed during week of 18th August (11 Aug 2014)

Donegal County Council and Metro Building Contractors have advised Mountaineering Ireland that the walking paths on Slieve League will be closed during the week commencing Monday 18th August to facilitate the delivery of stone to carry out path repair works on the coastal path. As weather conditions will play a part in the speed of delivery, this work may take several days.

The closure affects the coastal path north of Bunglas, as well as the Pilgrim Path and the One Man’s Pass which are both on the helicopter flight path. Although the closure will affect hillwalkers, the majority of visitors to Slieve League will be unaffected as the car-park and viewing platform area at Bunglas will remain open throughout. These works are being funded by Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council. 

Mountaineering Ireland provided significant advice and feedback, based on the Helping the Hills principles and learnings, to Donegal County Council earlier in this project. Mountaineering Ireland has now requested a meeting on site with Donegal County Council and the contractors in the coming weeks to review the work.

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